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By Alicia Duchak

An A-Z of contemporary the USA is a accomplished cultural dictionary which defines modern the United States via its background and civilization. The publication contains entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican lifestyles, customs, garments and educationlegal, non secular and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of recent the US deals obtainable and full of life definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The e-book is cross-referenced and therefore offers linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices include crucial additional details on American associations, constructions and traditions.

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Ballpark figure). 3``In the ballpark'' describes something reasonable or acceptable. Bandstand (media) A popular nickname for American Bandstand. bandwagon (politics) A temporary movement or issue that is currently popular and thus sure to win, especially in an election. A President or other person who ``jumps on the bandwagon'' supports those movements or issues that are most likely to win. banjo (the arts) A musical instrument with a long neck and a small round body which is covered with goat or sheep skin.

Attorney (legal system) A person who has studied law (usually for three years at a law school4) and is a member of the bar2 of that state. He or she works for clients by giving them legal advice outside of court, making out-of-court settlements or representing a client in court during a criminal trial or a civil trial. This term is often used interchangeably with lawyer. See LSAT; compare attorney-at-law, bailiff, paralegal. Attorney General (1, 2 government) 1 The title and position of the highest official of the Department of Justice of the United States.

West Point) and at military bases throughout the United States and its territories. Compare Memorial Day. Armory Show, the (the arts) The popular name for the controversial ``International Exhibition of Modern Art'', which included works from European and American artists and was held from February 17 to March 15, 1913, in New York City. Many of the paintings made by Europeans shocked American audiences because the artworks were not realistic-looking and they experimented with the human figure, different forms and colors.

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