The Great American History Fact-FinderCORNELISON, Pam & YANAK, Ted. The great American history fact-finder; new edition. Houghton Mifflin. 574p. illus. maps. bibliog. c2004. 0-618-43941-2. $14.95. JSA
This second edition of "The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of American History" (1993) comprises 2,200 entries, from Hank Aaron to the Zimmermann Note of 1917. A bibliography and appendix with maps, tables, and historical documents follow. The update includes 200 new entries, including "the dot com boom and bust In economics, the term boom and bust refers to the movement of an economy through economic cycles. The Boom-Bust economic cycle
According to most economists, an economic boom is typically characterized by an increased level of economic output (GDP), a corresponding , Clinton's impeachment impeachment, formal accusation issued by a legislature against a public official charged with crime or other serious misconduct. In a looser sense the term is sometimes applied also to the trial by the legislature that may follow. , the events of September 11, and American's war on terrorism Terrorist acts and the threat of Terrorism have occupied the various law enforcement agencies in the U.S. government for many years. The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, as amended by the usa patriot act ." Designed to "enlighten and entertain as well as inform," the volume includes brief entries on AARP, Abbott and Costello Abbott and Costello (kŏstĕl`ō), American comedy team of William Alexander "Bud" Abbott, 1895–1974, b. Asbury Park, N.J., and Lou Costello, 1906–59, b. Paterson, N.J., as Louis Francis Cristillo. , the Afghanistan War, AIDS, Woody Allen, the ACLU, "Amos and Andy Amos and Andy
dim-witted Andy Brown and level-headed partner Amos Jones, owners of the Fresh Air Taxi Cab Company. [Radio and TV: “The Amos and Andy Show” in Terrace, I, 54]
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