Book Reviews of Don't Know Much About History

Don't Know Much About History
Don't Know Much About History
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
ISBN-13: 9780517577066
ISBN-10: 0517577062
Publication Date: 6/10/1990
Pages: 462
Edition: 1st ed
Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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4.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Crown
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Non Fiction, this book is a wealth of American History. By using the index it is possible to look up specific details of American History. The book is set up in chronological order and an easy read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Terrific view of American History from the point of view of REAL people. Loved it!
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I'm a history buff so I really enjoyed this book. From the cover...from Columbus's voyage to the Clinton administration, author Kenneth C. Davis carries the reader on a rollicking ride through 600 years of Americana. With wit, candor and fascinating facts, he explodes long-held myths and misconceptions-revealing the very human side of history that the textbooks neglect.
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Helpful Score: 2
A humorous recap of history. Entertaining.
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Entertaining audio book. If you went to a decent high school you know most of what is here (e.g. Why was Kansas bloody?). What you may not know or remember is the underlying causes. The author focuses on this facet of popular history. Also includes some verifiable and amusing historical anecdotes such as what George Washington really said when crossing the Delaware.

The closer it gets to modern history the more the author shows his liberal bias. Comments on Reagan paint him as a figurehead who didn't really know what was happening around him. Barely a mention is made of any of President Reagan's accomplishments. It's a disappointing ending to what was an overall entertaining commuter audio book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Funny, funny, funny!!! Easy reading...pick up read and laugh...repeat when needed.
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Wonderful, easy-to-read history book. Read straight through, browse by topic, or look things up. Nice book.
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A question and answer book about American History - a great reference book.
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popular style, slighty irreverent, question and answer format, touches on major points of history. Easy listening, enjoyable.
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Actually, quite an informative little book. 2 cassettes, abridged, 180 minutes.
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Genuinely entertaining historical romp!! Makes a handy reference book and uses a breezy Q & A approach that leaves the massive textbook style in the dust!
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As much of a history lover that I am, there really was a lot that I didn't know about American history! A fun read for anyone, any age!
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LOVED this. I had forgotten much of what I learned in history in high school and this was a great way to spend time working out or in the car
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This is the unabridged book on 10 cassette tapes. Entertaining & enlightening!
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Excellent overview of major events in American History. Good study refresher. Very accessible to nearly all ages from junior high up.
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Reading this book is a wonderful way to learn or review facts about American History.
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This is actually a large-format paperback
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The book was interesting and I learned a few new historical antidotes. I will rate it 3 stars.
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Everyone should read this book. It's amazing what I never heard in school. Sheds an interesting light on current political affairs.
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Excellent filler for those days when you just couldn't wait to go home from school!
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Quick reading fun facts that you did not learn in school. Too many facts to remember but all fun to read. Not dull and boring!
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Some adjectives from the reviews quoted on the back cover: quirky, fun, sardonic, accurate, significant. From Columbus to Iran-Contra, this book is organized by questions, such as Where did the Underground Railway run? and What was the scandal over teapot dome?
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Easy to read, informative, well-worth enjoying. The information is bite-sized and easy to digest, and i found that it framed a lot of what i already know in the context of US history!
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History that is fun to read; things you never knew!
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Awesome audio; well-written&performed. Neat facts to learn for history enthusiasts and those desiring to expand their knowledge of history.
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brand new in wrapper, never opened
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A great read!
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Not terribly impressed. "Lies My Teacher Told Me" and Howard Zinn's "People's History" are MUCH better IMO.

NB: My copy w/this ISBN came from another member and has a diff cover. It is not brand new - but very readable.
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Got to page 25, then quit reading it about 10 years ago. Maybe its a good book, but I don't know.