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

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061793523
Subtitle:
Everything You Need to Know about American History but Never Learned
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Kenneth C. Davis
Author:
Davis, Kenneth C.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040413
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
678

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"Synopsis" by , Using a question-answer format, this chronological overview offers an informal introduction to American history and features annotated reading lists and biographical profiles.
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