From pilgrims to pioneers to flappers . . . from Plymouth Rock to Pearl Harborthe history of America in bite-size chunksHow did the conquistadors first stumble across Americaand what were the Spanish looking for anyway? What was the Dred Scott Supreme Court case and how did it affect the Civil War? And while some of us may indeed remember the Alamo, why were we once urged to Remember the Maine? Here, in chronological order, is a rollicking tour of American history from Columbuss arrival through Nixons resignation, including details about the early colonists, Manifest Destiny, the Civil Warfrom Southern secession to the surrender at Appomattoxand the nations plunge into World War I and the end of U.S. isolationism. Its the perfect refresher for all the things we learned in school but may have forgotten since. In concise, highly readable chapters, Remember the Alamo! tells the most exciting story in the world: the story of Americahome of Ben Franklin and Al Capone, Abe Lincoln and Rosa Parks, a nation with a passion and a gift for making history to this day.From the Hardcover edition.