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

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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."

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“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.

About 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 c

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061960536
Subtitle:
Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned
Author:
Davis, Kenneth C.
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110621
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17.78 oz

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"Synopsis" by , “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.

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