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Author Patrick, Bethanne Kelly, author

Title An uncommon history of common courtesy : how manners shaped the world / Bethanne Patrick
Published Washington, District of Columbia : National Geographic ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2011
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Contents Foreword by Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners) -- Introduction -- Chapter one: shake hands, tip hats -- Handshakes -- Bowing -- Kissing & hugging -- Greetings & salutations -- Honorifics & names -- Gestures -- Chapter two: say the magic words -- Saying please -- Saying thank you -- Saying you're welcome -- Saying hello -- Saying "how are you?" -- Saying goodbye -- Chapter three: elbows off the table -- Hosts -- Guests -- Tables -- Utensils -- Foods -- Drinks -- Chapter four: rank's privileges -- Matters of state -- Down to business -- All in the timing -- Better left unsaid -- Clothes call -- No rules -- Chapter five: all in the family -- Birth -- Childhood -- Relatives -- Celebrations -- Observances -- Obligations -- Chapter six: the game of life -- Equipment -- Training -- Competition -- Elementary -- University -- Professional -- Chapter seven: on the road again -- On the ground -- Behind the wheel -- In air or water -- Crossing -- Boundaries -- Carrying -- Chapter eight: getting & spending -- Currency -- Service -- Negotiation -- Staff -- Colleagues -- Competitors -- Acknowledgments -- Say please and thank you in many languages -- Manner mavens: in their own words
Summary With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history
Notes Title page of print version
Subject Courtesy -- History.
Etiquette -- History.
Manners and customs.
United States -- Civilization -- Miscellanea.
Genre/Form History.
Miscellanea.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1784029882 (electronic version)
9781784029883 (electronic version)
(hardback)
(hardback)
Other Titles Common courtesy
How manners shaped the world