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Here, celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its debut as a New York Times bestseller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history.
First published two decades ago, when the "closing of the American mind" was in the headlines, Don't Know Much About® History proved Americans don't hate history—just the dull version that was dished out in school. With wit and irreverence, in question-and-answer form, Don't Know Much About® History took readers on a rollicking ride through more than five hundred years of American history, from Columbus's voyages to recent events. The book became an instant classic and has sold more than 1.6 million copies.
Now Davis has brought his groundbreaking work up to the present, including the history of an "Era of Broken Trust," from the end of the Clinton administration through the recent Great Recession. This additional material covers the horrific events of 9/11and the rise of conspiracy theorists, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the New Orleans levees, the global financial meltdown, the election of Barack Obama, and the national controversy of same-sex marriage.
For history buffs and history-phobes alike, for longtime fans who need a refresher course, and for a new generation of Americans who are still in the dark about America's past, Davis shows once more why People magazine said, "Reading him is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had."--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America’s Hidden History; and Don’t Know Much About® History, which sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don’t Know Much About® series for adults and children. He blogs regularly at www.dontknowmuch.com.
An overall enjoyable book that presents a selective view of American history. As all authors he picks and chooses his source material and provides a meaningful exercise in... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Wesley J. Szypszak
Easy writer to read, gets quickly to the point. His interpretations are generally not mainline, hence, much more interesting.Published 1 month ago by J. R. Miller
Here Davis invites readers into a reading of history that has integrity and reveals truths that are often/sometimes compromised by others.Published 3 months ago by Richard L. Ellis
LOTS of historical facts - which I love - that I did not know. Great book for history teachers!Published 5 months ago by Catherine Simonds
This audio book will definitely add a fresh perspective to the history we were exposed to in school. You'll not fall asleep before arriving at your destination - guaranteed.Published 7 months ago by Sunflower
Good service as I was desperate for the book.
Started class at the last second and the book came before the next class, weekly class
Excellent condition and so inexpensive. Thanks. I hate it that schools require books that are not available in ALL school libraries, and if they are, they are checked out... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kathy Hall