The American Book of Days

The American Book of Days

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Essays explain anniversaries and birthdays of Americans who have made significant contributions, and describe holidays linked to important moments in American history.

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First published in 1937, this volume presents some 850 brief essays marking important legislative, historical, religious, cultural, and other anniversaries and the birthdays of significant individuals throughout the 366 days of the year (including February 29th). New essays cover important events that have occurred since the publication of the last edition in 1978. Older articles have been extensively rewritten, with less emphasis on local festivities and more attention to the diversity of US heritage. Organized by day and month, with moveable events included (for example, those based on the day of the week rather than the date), each event is described and explored, often with genuinely fascinating details that are important but often overlooked. Includes both well-known and truly obscure commemorations. Appendices contain historical information as well as cross-referencing, an extensive index, and some 100 photographs and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : H.W. Wilson, c2000
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780824209544
Branch Call Number: R 394.2 AME
Characteristics: xxvi, 945 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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