This book is a collection of factoids from the year 47, a lot of which are interesting and worth remembering. This sort of collection can be done about most years, and these books already exist, so it is not clear what the author’s particular merit is supposed to be. Irritatingly, the historical research appears sloppy in places, and you just get nothing more than the unreflected repetition of often-repeated myths, such as Henry Ford allegedly inventing the conveyor belt for car manufacture (it was Olds). 1947 was an interesting year, but so are many others. Spare yourself the money.