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Author Johnson, Lance.

Title What foreigners need to know about America from A to Z : how to understand crazy American culture, people, government, business, language and more / Lance Johnson.

Publication Info. Los Angeles, Calif. : A to Z Publishing, [2012]
2012

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Peru PL Adult Non Fiction - PUGG-8  973 JOH    AVAILABLE
Description xxii, 592 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Importance of understanding cultural differences -- America's heritage. We the people. Spirit of the people -- The American dream -- Immigrants -- Population -- Families -- Languages -- Standard of living -- Social equality -- Foreign heritage roots -- The Asian American experience -- Foreign heritage influence in our cities -- Government. Federal government -- State government -- County and city government -- Political parties -- What we think about our government -- Foreign heritage Americans in U.S government -- Geography. Mountains -- Rivers and lakes -- Geographical regions -- Other regions -- Our largest states and cities -- Climate -- National parks -- Trivia quiz -- History. The 1500s--exploration -- The 1600s--settlement -- The 1700s--independence -- The 1800s--expansion -- The 1900s--conflicts and reforms -- The new millennium -- Immigration history -- Law. Legal vocabulary for you -- Our different courts -- Courtroom alternatives -- Legal assistance -- Legal status of foreigners -- Law profession -- Rulings that changed America -- Famous court cases -- Religion. Christianity -- Protestant churches -- Roman Catholic church -- Eastern Orthodox church -- Judaism -- Other fundamental religions -- Non-mainstream religions -- Measurements. Weight -- Volume -- Length -- Surface or area -- Temperature -- Money -- America's culture. Customs and etiquette. Foreign vs. American customs -- How other nations view Americans -- Influencing factors -- Greetings customs -- Social gathering etiquette -- Conversation customs -- Telephone etiquette -- Drinking and smoking customs -- Automobile customs -- Environmental customs -- Pet customs -- Walking customs -- Superstitions -- Thank you customs -- Education. Lower level school fundamentals -- School divisions -- College fundamentals -- College rankings -- Applying to an American college -- College financial assistance -- Free colleges -- Foreign students in American colleges -- Cultural courses for international students -- Kahn Academy assistance -- Relationships. Dating and courtship -- Engagement -- Wedding -- Divorce -- Literature. Historical perspective -- Selected American authors -- Other notable authors -- Best selling fiction -- Foreign heritage American writers -- Film. Top 20 American films -- Other public favorites -- Foreign contributors to film industry -- Art. Selected American artists -- Other artistic achievers -- Favorite museums -- Foreign contributors to American art -- Sports. Baseball -- Football -- Basketball -- Golf -- Fan favorites -- Other foreign heritage sports figures -- Food and dining. Everyday food terms -- Regional U.S. cuisines -- Dining out -- Table etiquette -- National fast food restaurants -- Dress and appearance. Dressing tips for foreigners -- Dressing styles -- Fashion magazines -- Clothing sizes -- Foreign heritage designers -- Media. Newspapers -- Magazines -- Radio -- Television -- Internet -- Foreign heritage Americans in the media -- Holidays and traditions. Federal holidays -- National celebrations -- Religious celebrations -- Fun days -- Ethnic celebrations -- Other dates and traditions -- What Americans think. Most admired people -- Top government accomplishments 1950 - 2000 -- Government's top priorities in 21st century -- Top events of the 20th century -- Other American beliefs -- How we view our future -- What foreigners think about America. The ugly American -- A Frenchman -- Foreign exchange students -- An Englishman -- An Asian teacher -- Muslim American survey -- A Vietnamese immigrant -- Foreign students in the U.S. -- America's business. Business and finance. Capitalism -- Government involvement -- International differences -- International trade -- International business models -- Business ethics -- Definitions and terms -- Business structures -- Small businesses -- Entrepreneurs -- Accounting systems -- Financial reports -- Business organization -- Labor unions -- Banking and finance -- Investments -- Retirement investment plans -- Business publications -- Kings of business -- Other innovators -- Successful foreign heritage business persons -- Business customs. Making your business appointment -- Preparing for your appointment -- Business greetings and introductions -- Business meeting conduct -- Small talk -- Talking business -- Business entertaining -- Owning a business. Starting a business on your own -- Purchasing a business opportunity -- Purchasing an existing business -- Running your new business -- Getting a job. Finding job opportunities -- Preparing your cover letter -- Writing your resume -- Your interview -- Quitting your job -- Job market today -- Paying your taxes -- America's language. Let's use better English grammar. Common foreign errors -- The alphabet -- Levels of English usage -- Six types of words -- The sentence -- Making your sentences correct -- Verb tenses -- Common verb errors -- Other common errors -- Understanding English words -- The most commonly used English words -- English trivia quiz -- Congratulations! You are a wonder! -- Let's speak better English. Vowel sounds -- Consonant sounds -- Ending sounds -- Syllables -- Sentence stress -- Sentence tone -- Abbreviations -- Slang sayings -- Good speaking tips -- Practical advice for English learners -- Impressive words -- British English vs. American English -- Appendix. Lincoln's Gettysburg Address -- Top 50 liberal arts colleges in America -- Top 50 universities in America -- Colleges with largest percentage of international students -- Sample income tax form 1040 -- The Pulitzer prize for literature -- Academy awards--best picture -- Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus -- The 50 U.S. states -- U.S.History government quiz.
Subject National characteristics, American -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Etiquette -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971- -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
United States -- Guidebooks -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 9781468172362
1468172360

 
    
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