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Don't Know Much About History
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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780553471038
ISBN-10: 0553471031
Publication Date: 11/1/1992
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4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 2
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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tragedy avatar reviewed Don't Know Much About History on + 2 more book reviews
Excellent overview of major events in American History. Good study refresher. Very accessible to nearly all ages from junior high up.
GrannyGamer avatar reviewed Don't Know Much About History on + 153 more book reviews
Actually, quite an informative little book. 2 cassettes, abridged, 180 minutes.


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