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Don't Know Much about History (Revised 2003)by Kenneth C Davis
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When Don't Know Much About® History first appeared thirteen years ago, it created a sensation. With humor, wit, great stories, and a trademark conversational style, the book brought Americans a fresh new take on history. Shattering myths and vividly bringing the past to life, it spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Davis proved that Americans don't hate history — they just hate the dull textbook version they were force-fed in school. The book became an instant classic, an "anti -textbook" that has sold more than 1.3 million copies.
In his irreverent and popular question-and- answer style, Davis now returns with a completely revised edition that brings history right up to the moment — covering such topics as the end of the Cold War, Clinton's impeachment, the bizarre election of 2000, and the events that led to September 11.
Incorporating new research and discoveries, Davis also updates and expands on such long-standing American controversies as the Jefferson-Hemings affair, the Alger Hiss trial, and the Rosenberg spy case. And he includes an expanded "civics lesson" that examines some of America's hottest social and political issues, such as the death penalty, gun control, and school prayer.
For history buffs and history-phobes alike, 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 proves once more why People magazine said, "Reading him is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had."
“Reading [Kenneth C. Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had.” —People
Revised, updated, and expanded, the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Kenneth C. Daviss classic anti-textbook Dont Know Much About History revitalizes the landmark books ability to revolutionize the way we look at our past. Like Howard Zinns A Peoples History of the United States, Daviss Dont Know Much About History captivates readers with a wry and lucid, comprehensive and comprehensible narrative. With a new section covering the twenty-first centurys most significant events, from the Great Recession to Hurricane Katrina to the election of Barack Obama and more, the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Dont Know Much About History reinvigorates the books crucial promise of delivering fascinating, insight-driven learning to a new generation of readers.
Busting myths and bringing the past vividly to life, this revised classic incorporates new research and discoveries and covers topics like the end of the Cold War, Clinton's impeachment, the bizarre election of 2000 and the events that led to September 11th.
About the Author
Kenneth C. Davis speaks regularly on national television and radio. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend, in which his DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT? quizzes are read by millions.
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