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Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned
Don't Know Much About History Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned
Author: Kenneth Davis
From Columbus's voyage to the Iran-Contra affair, 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. Written in a question and answer forma...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380712526
ISBN-10: 0380712520
Publication Date: 6/7/1991
Pages: 479
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 57 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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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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Terrific view of American History from the point of view of REAL people. Loved it!
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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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reviewed Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned on
The book was interesting and I learned a few new historical antidotes. I will rate it 3 stars.
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Reading this book is a wonderful way to learn or review facts about American History.
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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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