109 Forgotten American Heroes Kindle ✓ 109

109 Forgotten American Heroes Kindle ✓ 109

109 Forgotten American Heroes ⚡ [PDF] ✍ 109 Forgotten American Heroes By Chris Ying ✵ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The first children's book to come from the acclaimed editors at McSweeney's literary journal 109 Forgotten American Heroes is an off kilter exploration of some of our nation's most incredible and litt The first children's book to come from the acclaimed editors at McSweeney's literary journal Forgotten American Heroes is an off kilter exploration of some of our nation's most incredible and little known stories Learn new and amazing stories about the contributions inventions wisdom savvy 109 Forgotten PDF or courage and ingenuity of great Americans such as John Russell Bartlett the first to compile American words and trace their origin Mr Charles F Brannock who invented the first tool to accurately measure foot size Cher Ami a pigeon who effectively saved American soldiers during World War I and Thomas Jefferson founding father author architect president and the man who introduced Americans to macaroni Dynamic photographs and funny ingenious graphics bring the stories to life Truly meant for the whole family there is something in here for everyone.


10 thoughts on “109 Forgotten American Heroes

  1. Alicia Alicia says:

    This book reminds me of the second installment of Oneill's series Ungovernable that can't get out of its own way in humor to actually deliver you some great nonfiction Besides the difficulty in reading many of the pages because of the way it was formatted and designed for the page the humor was too much I doubted half the time whether there was even a half truth in some of the nonfiction pages because it was just too goofy for its own good The message ended up being lost Likewise I almost ran out of patience to read it in one sitting it's a book where you flip open a page when you're bored because taken together it's just too much But as I mentioned I'm saddened because it truly has a message about things people inventions and that are hidden run over by time or other people's fame and therefore become lost to modern day but still need to be celebrated


  2. Carroll Carroll says:

    109 Forgotten American HeroesAnd nine or so villainsBy Chris Ying and Brian McMullenThe heroes in this book aren’t all people and not all of the people heroes are real Everything in this book is worth reading however you won’t get this information in any history textbook and it’s all worth having All of it is true and you’d be surprised how much of it makes you want to find out on the subject A great way to get hooked on historyKey Issues Perceptions who’s a hero and who’s a villain? Who gets to decide? Other Interesting InformationTo me the greatest part of this book was towards the end when the authors acknowledge just a few of the unsung and forgotten heroes of everyday life The final ‘hero’ in the book is “trees” all of the trees who gave their all do that this book could be made How many times does an author thank the paper the book is printed on? That’s class


  3. Joan Joan says:

    I expected from DK Some are really heroes others are pretty uestionable Too snazzy and pop for easy reading not enough info no further sources With less effort and space spent on putting writing in circles writing sideways etc info could have been put on each page I realize that the special effects are considered necessary these days but I sincerely hope this doesn't become DK's modus operandi Until now they used spectacular photos and layout but it was in service to information not the other way around The individual snippets of info were interesting but ultimately left me frustrated with many unanswered uestions


  4. Lisa Overberg Lisa Overberg says:

    Witty and funny account of American heroes who are either left out of the textbooks or who are well known but actually are responsible for some pretty amazing things Who know Jefferson was responsible for introducing Macaroni to America Covers not just individuals who invented the modern way of measuring feet or invented Tabasco Sauce but also animals like Cher Ami a pigeon responsible for saving over 100 soldiers during WWI Can be read as a whole or each individual biography only takes a couple of pages so is good for teaching the biographical style Or for guided readingGrades 5 6Levels not available


  5. babyhippoface babyhippoface says:

    Heroes? Well maybe maybe not But the American people and things highlighted in this fun book certainly had an impact on our history andor our culture Two pages per hero in a terrific eye catching format this is a uniue resource for libraries While it's not a must purchase it would make a fun springboard for student research on forgotten heroes


  6. Childrens Librarian Childrens Librarian says:

    This is a chaotic book that covers a huge range of topics from the inventor of the tool that shoe store clerks use to measure your foot to the folks who keep the Washington Monument clean and sparkling The book will remind you of DK's Pick Me Up and other such titles Easy to booktalk easy to jump into at any point Maeve


  7. Tina Tina says:

    Kind of stupid Presented by McSweeney's really? From the creator of corn flakes to the guy who got the whole fast food thing going it's just a pointless book but presented in a super fun colorful style that makes it look uirkier than it really is Perfect for holiday gift giving


  8. Lynn Lynn says:

    Broad coverage of topics and people in chronological order but done with much humor and creativity Each two page spread is uniue but some of the print is so small I cannot read it even with my extra strong glassesLots of material here to interest many different people


  9. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Cool stuff another fabulously designed book from DKBooktalking points p 23 Mac and cheese; p 94 Cher Ami the famous carrier pigeon; p 115 SPAM


  10. Noelle Noelle says:

    I did learn some things It really was geared for the elementary and middle school ages A good read for those interested learning about American heroes


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10 thoughts on “109 Forgotten American Heroes

  1. Alicia Alicia says:

    This book reminds me of the second installment of Oneill's series Ungovernable that can't get out of its own way in humor to actually deliver you some great nonfiction Besides the difficulty in reading many of the pages because of the way it was formatted and designed for the page the humor was too much I doubted half the time whether there was even a half truth in some of the nonfiction pages because it was just too goofy for its own good The message ended up being lost Likewise I almost ran out of patience to read it in one sitting it's a book where you flip open a page when you're bored because taken together it's just too much But as I mentioned I'm saddened because it truly has a message about things people inventions and that are hidden run over by time or other people's fame and therefore become lost to modern day but still need to be celebrated

  2. Carroll Carroll says:

    109 Forgotten American HeroesAnd nine or so villainsBy Chris Ying and Brian McMullenThe heroes in this book aren’t all people and not all of the people heroes are real Everything in this book is worth reading however you won’t get this information in any history textbook and it’s all worth having All of it is true and you’d be surprised how much of it makes you want to find out on the subject A great way to get hooked on historyKey Issues Perceptions who’s a hero and who’s a villain? Who gets to decide? Other Interesting InformationTo me the greatest part of this book was towards the end when the authors acknowledge just a few of the unsung and forgotten heroes of everyday life The final ‘hero’ in the book is “trees” all of the trees who gave their all do that this book could be made How many times does an author thank the paper the book is printed on? That’s class

  3. Joan Joan says:

    I expected from DK Some are really heroes others are pretty uestionable Too snazzy and pop for easy reading not enough info no further sources With less effort and space spent on putting writing in circles writing sideways etc info could have been put on each page I realize that the special effects are considered necessary these days but I sincerely hope this doesn't become DK's modus operandi Until now they used spectacular photos and layout but it was in service to information not the other way around The individual snippets of info were interesting but ultimately left me frustrated with many unanswered uestions

  4. Lisa Overberg Lisa Overberg says:

    Witty and funny account of American heroes who are either left out of the textbooks or who are well known but actually are responsible for some pretty amazing things Who know Jefferson was responsible for introducing Macaroni to America Covers not just individuals who invented the modern way of measuring feet or invented Tabasco Sauce but also animals like Cher Ami a pigeon responsible for saving over 100 soldiers during WWI Can be read as a whole or each individual biography only takes a couple of pages so is good for teaching the biographical style Or for guided readingGrades 5 6Levels not available

  5. babyhippoface babyhippoface says:

    Heroes? Well maybe maybe not But the American people and things highlighted in this fun book certainly had an impact on our history andor our culture Two pages per hero in a terrific eye catching format this is a uniue resource for libraries While it's not a must purchase it would make a fun springboard for student research on forgotten heroes

  6. Childrens Librarian Childrens Librarian says:

    This is a chaotic book that covers a huge range of topics from the inventor of the tool that shoe store clerks use to measure your foot to the folks who keep the Washington Monument clean and sparkling The book will remind you of DK's Pick Me Up and other such titles Easy to booktalk easy to jump into at any point Maeve

  7. Tina Tina says:

    Kind of stupid Presented by McSweeney's really? From the creator of corn flakes to the guy who got the whole fast food thing going it's just a pointless book but presented in a super fun colorful style that makes it look uirkier than it really is Perfect for holiday gift giving

  8. Lynn Lynn says:

    Broad coverage of topics and people in chronological order but done with much humor and creativity Each two page spread is uniue but some of the print is so small I cannot read it even with my extra strong glassesLots of material here to interest many different people

  9. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Cool stuff another fabulously designed book from DKBooktalking points p 23 Mac and cheese; p 94 Cher Ami the famous carrier pigeon; p 115 SPAM

  10. Noelle Noelle says:

    I did learn some things It really was geared for the elementary and middle school ages A good read for those interested learning about American heroes

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