May 07 2007

Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States

Category: BooksChrisM @ 12:44 am

Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States – Dave Barry

Sticking to his (commendable) formula of making the book’s title explain what you’re buying, Dave takes a look at American history, analyses it and then decides to write a funny book instead 😉

Although it does help if you know a little USA history prior to reading this, there is still enough humour in it to carry you along. One short quote from the book to give you an idea of the (unsophisticated) humour involved, in this case surrounding the War of Independence “Still, the English were undaunted. ‘Who the hell needs daunts?’ was the English motto in those days.”

If nothing else, by the time you’ve finished the book, you’ll be very well aware of just how pivotal the (fictional) “Hawley-Smoot Tarriff” was in the process all Americans went through at the beginning of their life in their country.

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