Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Big Book of American Trivia : A Review

The Big Book of American Trivia


J. Stephen Lang



Fun, Fun, Fun.

While I have collected trivia books for several years, most of them have focused on Biblical or church history. I was excited to discover this 360 page book of American History trivia. However, the book was not quite what I expected - but I was not disappointed.

As I picked up the book, I expected to find a series of anecdotes - brief essays - giving trivial facts from American history. Rather, the book is a series of 3,000 questions (and answers). Topics include -
  • National, Regional, and Local history
  • Well-known monuments (National, Regional, and Local)
  • American Personalities (Presidents, song writers, comedians, etc.)
  • Food
  • The arts
  • etc.
  1. In what year’s World Series was “The Star-Spangled Banner” played at a sports event for the first time? (The answer can be found on page 239)
  2. What major East Coast city has a Cherry Blossom Festival every April? (The answer can be found on page 145)
  3. What outdoorsy president was the first president to ride in an automobile? (The answer can be found on page 205)
  4. What 20th century president was the first to be born in a hospital? (The answer can be found on page 259)

These questions, taken from the back cover of the book, demonstrate that the book can be as much fun as it is educational.

This review is based on a
free copy of the book
received from the publisher
for the purpose of creating this review.

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