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  • ISBN: 1426208138 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781426208133 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 303 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic ; 2011.

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Includes index.
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Shake hands, tip hats -- Say the magic words -- ... Read More
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Subject: Etiquette > History.
Manners and customs.
United States > Civilization > Miscellanea.

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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy : How Manners Shaped the World
An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy : How Manners Shaped the World
by Patrick, Bethanne
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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy : How Manners Shaped the World

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In her second "Uncommon History" book, Patrick (An Uncommon History of Common Things) brings together a curious compilation of information on customs and manners from North America and all around the world. Sorted into eight chapters, the entries are categorized by types of manners, including "Elbows Off the Table" and "Shake Hands, Tip Hats." Patrick also includes a section on how to say "please" and "thank you" in several languages. In seeking to cover all too much, however, the book is unable to provide adequate coverage of the various topics. The page-long entries are adorned with colorful photographs and illustrations, which are lovely, but the text is just short enough to frustrate the reader. Additionally frustrating is the lack of references, so readers are forced to take the information at face value. VERDICT This book may appeal to some who don't mind "history-lite" in learning about customs and manners in a casual book for browsing. For others, not recommended.-Holly S. Hebert, Brentwood Lib., TN (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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