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I Remember That!: Captivating Stories, Interesting Facts and Fun Trivia for Seniors Paperback – Large Print, June 14, 2021
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Are you ready to get out of your chair, challenge your mind, and have some fun in the process? If so, then open up the pages of I Remember That! - Captivating Stories, Interesting Facts and Fun Trivia for Seniors, and embark on this epic trivia challenge that was written specifically for your generation.
You’ll take an engaging stroll down memory lane to test just how much you remember from the biggest moments in history, pop culture, and science from the first four decades after World War II.
But if you’re not a senior, don’t worry, you’ll also have fun playing along.
There’s really no right or wrong way to read I Remember That!, but just remember to have fun!
In this book you will find out the answers to some of these questions:
- How did the internet go from a military project to the universities in the 1980s?
- When did Elvis Presley perform on the Ed Sullivan Show?
- What ever happened to 8-track tapes?
- Who was Lewis Urry and what did he have to do with flashlights and portable radios?
- How and when did the Berlin Wall go up?
I Remember That! is divided into four chapters for each decade, with each chapter divided into subsections of history, pop culture, and science.
At the end of each subsection is a ten-question quiz that you can play with your friends and family. There is also a “Did You Know?” page at the end of each subsection that adds a few more interesting tidbits to the subject.
So, what are you waiting for? Open the book up and see what you remember about the world you grew up in!
This book is printed in large print so it's easy to read.
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- Publisher : LAK Publishing; Large type / Large print edition (June 14, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 188 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1648450784
- ISBN-13 : 978-1648450785
- Item Weight : 9.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.43 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #824 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you’re in the ‘senior’ line this fun book will provide endless hours of both memory regeneration and some new facts perhaps never known. It all has to do with the first four decades after WW II (1950 – 1980) aka the Baby Boomer years, and Bill addresses this in his opening comments: ‘For many of you reading this, those were your “glory years” when you were attending sock hops, getting groovy, or becoming a wolf on Wall Street. Yes, for many of the Baby Boomer generation, these were the greatest years for many different reasons. You probably remember how scared you felt during the Cuban Missile Crisis, or how you were baffled when you first heard about the Internet. Were you an expert with the hula hoop? What was your favorite sitcom of the 1970s? Did you wait in a long line to see the first installment of the Star Wars franchise in 1977?...Whether you were a kid growing up in the 50s, a college student in the 60s and 70s or trying to take over the financial world in the 80s, there’s something in this book for you.’ With that friendly invitation, the fun – and challenges – begin!
The book devotes a chapter to each of the four decades mentioned, and each chapter covers history, pop culture, and science, ending with a quiz to make sure we ‘got it’ and a ‘Did You Know’ section to add to the facts and trivia foundation. For example, the 1950s chapter includes info on the Korean War, ‘I Like Ike’, Chairman Mao, Elvis Presley, Ben-Hur, baseball in California, Barbie dolls, slinkies Jukeboxes, Sputnik, defeating polio – lots of tidbits of information that not only blink at memories but bonk our intelligence, the result being a challenging but very fun experience.
Not only is the book entertaining – it is also very instructive. For those familiar with Bill O’Neill’s talent for tickling the brain, this book is a must read – one of his best. For those who are simply looking for solid entertaining reading to while away the hours, welcome to the field expert! Highly recommended – especially during these times… Grady Harp, June 21
Neither shall I list any of the minor flaws that I did find. Almost all of them were evident only because I was personally involved in incidents of the time. Also, I am aware that, to maintain a copyright and prove any plagiarism, it's not uncommon to include a very few incorrect statements among the gems.
Because the real value of this book is the sheer FUN of reading it! The is many riddles, home-brewed games, and jokes are evidence of the curiosity we have for ourselves and each other. This book is an incredible and important delight. Read the whole thing in one afternoon - because I couldn't stop! Buy it! Keep it close at hand! You WILL use it against the wit of those too young to have lived in our amazing days.
I bought this book for my wheelchair bound mother in a nursing home. After a few days she is engaging in conversation with others on the subjects from the book.
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