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Blurb from my current NF project....

THE PEOPLE AND THEIR INVENTIONS: A YOUNG READER'S GUIDE TO SOME WELL-KNOWN AND NOT-SO-WELL-KNOWN NEW YORKERS WHO PIONEERED OUR CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS by Lois Toureen


Introduction...
     Back in the old, old days (about 7000 years ago as-a-matter-of-fact) everyone in the world spoke the same language and had one common speech. For the dreamers and thinkers of the time, this made sharing ideas easy. Then one day, the people of Shinar (an area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers known as ancient Babylonia) got together, shared some ideas, and came up with a dramatic plan.
     You're probably wondering what this has to do with a book about Christmas and people from New York. Hold on, and I'll explain. Dreamers and thinkers have been a part of history since the dawn of mankind. Their ideas have influenced great civilizations; governed cities, towns, and neighborhoods; and shaped cultures, religions, and celebrations. So for us to better understand how the ideas of the thinkers and dreamers in this book fueled the modern-day holiday we call Christmas, we have to travel back to a time when civilization was rocked by an unexpected change....

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