Record Details

Catalog Search

Born in the usa : The Book of American Origins. / Trevor Homer.

Homer, Trevor. (Author).

Electronic resources

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
From bubble wrap to bubblegum, from men-on-the-moon to Monopoly, from kidney transplants to Kool-Aid, from microwave ovens to M&M's, America has been at the forefront of the main advances of the human race for the last two centuries. America has given birth to more new products, devices, medicines, leisure pursuits, sports, religions, music, and vehicles than any other country, ancient or modern. Born in the USA celebrates that great pioneering drive by detailing some of America's greatest innovations, coupled with some surprising inventors such as George Washington, Jamie Lee Curtis, Abraham Lincoln, Lee Trevino, Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando, and Steve McQueen. (Zeppo Marx, last of the Marx Brothers, developed the first heart pulse-rate monitor.) Americans have also created some of the most bizarre and comic inventions ever dreamed up. The same country that gave the world email and the pacemaker also gave us the "Denver Boot" (wheel clamps) and Chinese fortune cookies....
Reproduction Note:
Electronic reproduction. New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2011. Requires .
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

Additional Resources