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

ISBN-10: 0061960543
ISBN-13: 9780061960543
Edition: N/A
Authors: Kenneth C. Davis
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List price: $19.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

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.

Kenneth C. Davis is an American popular historian, best known for his Don't Know Much About... series. Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Davis attended Concordia College, Bronxville in New York, and Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York City. Davis's second book, Don't Know Much About History, spent 35 consecutive weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and sold nearly 1.5 million copies. This unexpected success launched the Don't Know Much About... series.

Preface to the Anniversary Edition
Introduction xvii
Author's Note xxix
Brave New World
Say You Want a Revolution
Growth of a Nation: From the Creation of the Constitution to Manifest Destiny
Apocalypse Then: To Civil War and Reconstruction
When Monopoly Wasn't a Game: The Growing Empire from the Wild West to World War I
Boom to Bust to Big Boom: From the Jazz Age and the Great Depression to Hiroshima
Commies, Containment, and Gold War: America in the Fifties
The Torch Is Passed: From Camelot to Hollywood on the Potomac
From the Evil Empire to the Axis of Evil
The Bill of Rights and Other Constitutional Amendments
Is the Electoral College a Party School? A Presidential Election Primer
U.S. Presidents and Their Administrations
Selected Readings
Acknowledgments
Index

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