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Don't Know Much about History: Everything You Need to Know about American History but Never Learnedby Kenneth C. Davis
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Who really discovered America? What was "the shot heard 'round the world"? Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Did he or didn't he?
From the arrival of Columbus through the bizarre election of 2000 and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than 500 years of American history. In this updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history.
Using a question-answer format, this chronological overview offers an informal introduction to American history and features annotated reading lists and biographical profiles.
Table of Contents
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 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 Cold War : America in the fifties — Torch is passed : from Camelot to Hollywood on the Potomac — From the evil empire to the axis of evil — Bill of Rights and other Constitutional Amendments — Is the Electoral College a party school? : a presidential election primer — U.S. Presidents and their administrations.
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