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A History Of The United States

Auhtor: Cecil Chesterton

Language: english

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Review by C. F. Hill, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A History Of The United States':

Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States is a 1989 book by humor columnist Dave Barry. In a style typical of the humorist yet also reminiscent of the English classic 1066 and All That Barry satirizes mangles and when necessary just plain makes up famous events in United States history. One running joke through the entire book is in an effort to simplify history all important dates are set to October 8. For example the birth of the nation is given as October 8 1776. Such is the style of humor and irreverence of the book.

Excerpts from the Book 'A History Of The United States':


... proposal to transfer the power of recovering fugitive slaves to the Federal authorities. But they also afforded an even stronger justification for ...
... settlers there would certainly have been a large majority against Slavery. But in the scarcely disguised civil war into which the competition ...
... but one State and half of another. The South was almost solid for Breckinridge. The North and West, from New England to California, was as solid ...
... Sovereignty was in these States generally held to be a fundamental principle of the Constitution and the essential condition of their liberties. They ...
... taken from the Western theatre of war to command the army of the Potomac. Lincoln, having supported McClellan as long as he could, was now obliged ...
... or murder can be brought home, the offender was punished with death. As a military stroke the March to the Sea was decisive. One sees its consequences ...
... lucidity by an incapacity for following a line of consecutive thought. The thesis of which Sumner appeared as the champion was about as ...
... and cannot guess at the secret panic with which white men contemplate the thought of its return. Well might Jefferson tremble for his country. ...
... Atlantic the birth of the young Republic, saw in the very centre of Europe the rise of another new Power. Remote as the two were, and unlikely as ...
... who may chance to read this book. To them, of course, I must offer a somewhat different apology. I believe that, with all my limitations, I can tell ...
... the complexity of our civilization that blinds us to its self-evidence, teaching us to acquiesce in irrational privilege as inevitable, and at last ...
... as mouthpiece of the Continental Congress, put forward these propositions as self-evident, and that all America, looking at them, accepted ...
... would be halved. In the opposite alternative it would be doubled. By the compromise eventually adopted it was agreed that the whole white population ...
... to restore the public credit and cement the Union. But Jefferson read backwards into this innocuous and beneficent stroke of policy the spirit which ...
... to be counted, it was found that instead of Jefferson leading and yet leaving enough votes to give Burr the second place, the votes for the two were ...
... that he was considered fully a match for either Webster or Calhoun in debate, and in fact attained an ascendancy over Congress which neither of those ...
... the half-avowed objective of Hamilton, were dissipated for ever by the Democratic triumph of 1800. The party which had become identified with such ...
... gave Jackson a majority even in the Senate, and in spite of the protests of Clay, Webster and Calhoun the censure on the President was solemnly ...
... the group of politicians who professed that name-was that Congress and the political class which Congress represented should rule, or at least ...
... of secret commissions. The charge against the Ministers was that, while a government contract was being considered, they tried to make money out ...