Denise Kiernan

Stuff Every American Should Know

Where did Mount Rushmore come from? What’s a bicameral congress? Who was Geronimo, and why do we yell his name when we jump?

Stuff Every American Should Know answers all these questions and many more: How do you bake the perfect apple pie? Who played the first game of baseball? Is it really illegal to tear a dollar bill in half ? Full of illuminating Q&As and helpful how-tos, this Stuff is the perfect gift for Americans of all ages!

Signing Their Rights Away

With Signing Their Lives Away (Quirk, 2009), Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese introduced readers to the 56 statesmen and scoundrels who signed the Declaration of Independence. Now they've turned their attention to 39 men who met in the summer of 1787 and put their names to the U.S. Constitution.

Indiana Jones Handbook

For every fan who’s dreamed of cracking a bullwhip, rescuing lost treasures, and evading giant runaway boulders, The Indiana Jones Handbook offers all the tips and tricks of the adventurer’s trade. Complete with step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams, and full-color photography from the Indiana Jones films, readers will learn:

Signing Their Lives Away

In July 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy the British and sign the most important document in the history of the United States-and yet how many of them do we actually remember?

24

24 was one of the most popular serial dramas on television, with millions of devoted fans around the world. The same viewers can immerse themselves in the world of 24 with this illustrated operations manual, full of vital information for all new agents of the elite Counter Terrorist Unit. Readers will discover:

  • CTU History and Hierarchy
  • How to Interrogate and “Turn” a Terrorist
  • How to Establish (and Protect) a False Identity
  • How to Negotiate a Hostage Situation
  • How to “Go Dark”

And much, much more.

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