From jazz to the Gettysburg Address to baseball to the White Castle hamburger—here are the 1,000 greatest things about America!
The Pilgrims called their new nation "a shining city upon a hill." Abraham Lincoln praised it as "the last, best hope of mankind." In times of boom or bust, this remarkable land we know as America has been a beacon of hope illuminating the world. Now the authors of 1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium have teamed up once again to pay unabashed tribute to the greatness of our country—in a fascinating, fun, and informative celebration of the concepts, inventions, institutions, icons, history, social trends, geographical wonders, and consumer products that have made the U.S.A. such an awesomely amazing place!
The Constitution • Mount Rushmore • Backyard Decks • Monopoly Internet Shopping • Duct Tape • Yogi Berra • The Super Bowl Ultimate Frisbee • The Fifth Amendment • The PTA • The Indy 500 Freedom of the Press • Hollywood • Sesame Street • ChapStick Poker • The Wizard of Oz • Fast Food • The Cleveland Orchestra
The Barn Owl • Glacier National Park • Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Patchwork Quilts • Soap Operas • Joy of Cooking • West Point A Streetcar Named Desire • The Florida Keys • The Red Cross Wikipedia • Deodorant • The Hubble Space Telescope • Grizzly Bears The Beach Boys • The White House • Recycling • Meat Loaf
. . . and many, many more Things to Love About America!