Don't Know Much About History Who really "discovered" America? — Why was Kansas "bloody"? — What was so "great" about the Great Depression? — From Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About(r) Geography, Don't Know Much About(r) the Civil War and Don't Know Much About(r) the Bible, comes a lively presentation of the phenomenal bestseller that has brought Am... more »erican history to life for thousands of readers.
From the first settlements of the continent through Vietnam, Watergate and Reagan, Davis takes listeners on a rollicking ride through 600 years of Americana. With wit, candor and fascinating facts, Don't Know Much About(r) History explodes long-held myths and misconceptions--revealing the very human side of history that the textbooks neglect.
In this entertaining presentation, you'll meet the personalities who helped shape our nation and hear the words and wisdom that have endured through the centuries. From the French and Indian War to Vietnam, from George Washington to George Bush, here is the story of how we got to where we are today--and the questions that have plagued most of us since grade school are more interesting than ever before.« less
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.