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

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

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by Kenneth C. Davis
     
 

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More than 1.6 million copies sold!

Who really discovered America? What was "the shot heard 'round the world"?

9/11: What really happened? How did America elect its first black president?

From the arrival of Columbus through the historic election of Barack Obama and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than five hundred years of

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More than 1.6 million copies sold!

Who really discovered America? What was "the shot heard 'round the world"?

9/11: What really happened? How did America elect its first black president?

From the arrival of Columbus through the historic election of Barack Obama and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than five hundred years of American history. In this newly revised, expanded, and updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history.

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Gr 7 Up-Kenneth C. Davis uses wit, candor, and fascinating facts to reveal the very human side of history the textbooks neglect.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061960543
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
76,198
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.31(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

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 spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About® series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. He blogs regularly at www.dontknowmuch.com.

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Don't Know Much about History, Anniversary Edition 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Deuel More than 1 year ago
As a historian I found this book to be very refreshing and easy to read. The stories bring to life all the facts about American history, from the early explorers up until the current political events.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But I didn't find much that I didn't already know. It maybe just the ebook layout, but I'd be reading several pages about the war in Iraq and suddenly the next paragraph would be a quote about an entirely different topic; I found that disconcerting and annoying.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book about American History. Makes it very interesting and enjoyable to read. Hard to believe that its an educational book because its not BORING. I like this book so much I will buy the other books written by Kenneth C. Davis.
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This game just wast your time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is really not a history book. It is an attempt to weave history into a liberal's point of view of America. If you believe that all white people & money are the cause of all the world's problems, then this book will help you to reinforce those ideas. You would be better off reading a high school history book if you are intersted in facts rather than opinions.