The Good Citizen's Handbook : A Guide to Proper Behavior

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9780811830669: The Good Citizen's Handbook : A Guide to Proper Behavior

Good citizenship starts with you! This crucial collection of real guidance from government, civics, and scouting handbooks of the 1920s-1960s shows you how--through proper dental hygiene, a pleasant demeanor, and obedience of even minor laws--you can ensure the health and happiness of nation, neighbor, and kin. Jennifer McKnight-Trontz, author of the popular Yes You Can: Advice from Self-Help Experts, leads the way with hundreds of illustrations, charts, and tips compiled in this pocket-sized handbook for a better world, a better community, a better you. Learn the importance of good posture, the benefits of taxation, and simple ways to avoid infection! Understand, too, just how dangerous slouching is to national character. There's simply too much at stake not to read this book.

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Jennifer McKnight-Trontz is a writer and designer living in south Florida whose books include Hang in There!, How to Be Popular, Yes You Can, and The Good Citizen's Handbook.

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"One can adopt a less-nihilistic approach to life and make The Good Citizen's Handbook your instruction manual." -- Detour

"Tips and advice from a vanished era are both dated and timeless." -- American Heritage, May 2001

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