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Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Great structure

My favorite thing about the book was how it broke everything down unlike many high school textbooks used to do for me. This guy loses a star though because even he said himself that people thinks his work sometimes leans to the left. I found a lot of parts where he blat...
My favorite thing about the book was how it broke everything down unlike many high school textbooks used to do for me. This guy loses a star though because even he said himself that people thinks his work sometimes leans to the left. I found a lot of parts where he blatantly took a specific side, and it was obvious. You would think he would leave those out if he wanted more credibility.

posted by Anonymous on August 4, 2006

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10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Once a liberal always a liberal

The books first starts of by the author stating he will be as partial to both the democratic and republican parties. However thru out the book he favors the democrates and takes stabs at the current administration. Overall a good historical book with many facts but is v...
The books first starts of by the author stating he will be as partial to both the democratic and republican parties. However thru out the book he favors the democrates and takes stabs at the current administration. Overall a good historical book with many facts but is very one-sided on issues of abortion, rebublicans and GOD. After reading this book i belive the author is an atheist. Overall, good history book for the uninformed american...

posted by Anonymous on August 25, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2006

    Once a liberal always a liberal

    The books first starts of by the author stating he will be as partial to both the democratic and republican parties. However thru out the book he favors the democrates and takes stabs at the current administration. Overall a good historical book with many facts but is very one-sided on issues of abortion, rebublicans and GOD. After reading this book i belive the author is an atheist. Overall, good history book for the uninformed american...

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2010

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    Not a very balanced look at events

    This book contains some if not factual mistakes at the very least he draws conclusions of a very "liberal" sort, and I don't mean liberal in the classical sense but in the Jimmy Carter sense. Thats the thing about history I think is particularly when coverning such a broad time frame your political lean can be shown by what you leave out as well as what you put into the book. That said the style and the information was great, and may inspire people to look further into some of the events of history all in all I think thats a good thing.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    Mixed Review

    While the book does offer some interesting and unusual facts, its over- all presentation is rather dry. It is well constucted and the flow of history - how events built on each other and led to big events - is interesting. I enjoyed parts, but not enough to recommend it to anyone else.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2006

    Okay

    Though the book had many facts, it never came out and said the answers to many of the questions outlined in the beginning of each chapter. I found it to be fairly dull and felt that even the truth could have been livened up a bit.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2002

    BORING!

    History is one of the most boring subjects to sit and read about, but Davis made it somewhat interesting at times. This book did help me to learn about the history of the U.S., at the same time, trying to keep the reader entertained.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2002

    Decent book

    This is a good book if you have no background whatsoever in History. For anyone who is going to seriously study history though this should be used as a basic reference only and not as a serious book. It is good in parts but it has two errors in it which made me wonder about Dr. Davis's history background. In some areas it panders to accepted views rather than exploring further. But it is a good layman's book overall.

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