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An Uncommon History Of Common Courtesy How Manners Shaped The World

Bethanne Patrick
Item #: D80006
Pages/Publication Date: 304 / 2011
Publisher: National Geographic
ISBN: 9781426208133
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Did you know that the tradition of offering a toast before drinking alcohol actually does take its roots from burned bread? Or that finer restaurants in 1950s America usually offered two menus: one with prices for the men, and one without for the women? And in which culture would saying "I am very sorry" mean "thank you?" Entertainingly reported, with illustrations on every page, this book of manners covers everything from kissing hello in various countries to the transaction of business via texting in India. Anecdotal accounts reveal what Kate Middleton did to greet her new mother-in-law, the Queen of England, and what fashion faux pas Michelle Obama committed when exiting Air Force One.


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