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This is a hysterically funny telling of American history from the perspective of Dave Barry, a beloved American comedian. He begins with the Pilgrims and works his way through to the Reagan administration. He even provides maps, none of which are serious, all of which are funny. Barry actually does have a solid knowledge of American history, which makes the book even funnier. He is able to cite specific acts or tariffs, but with his own humorous spin.
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The book has no plot; it simply follows the sweep of American history. Barry focuses on political and social history. The book certainly does not take itself seriously, but it is a very well-crafted and hilarious novel.   
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1980's    -   1970's    -   1960's    -   1950's    -   1940's    -   1930's    -   1920's    -   18th century    -   17th century Nationality?    -   American--General

Subjects of this Historical Account

Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Dumb


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Texas    -   West    -   Northeast    -   Deep South    -   Pacific NW    -   California    -   Alaska

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   8 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Book makes you feel...    -   very happy How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on the people/nation level How much romance?    -   1 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes How much humor?    -   10 () If humorous, kind of humor    -   Dry-cynical    -   satire    -   gentle humor Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   150-200 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   3 ()

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