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Don't Know Much About® History, Anniversary Edition

Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned

by Kenneth C. Davis

On Sale: 05/08/2012

Price: $16.99

Don't Know Much About® History, Anniversary Edition

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Don't Know Much About® History, Anniversary Edition

Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned

by Kenneth C. Davis

On Sale: 05/08/2012

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

A New York Times bestseller  ·   More than 1.6 Million Copies Sold!

“Reading Davis is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had!” —People magazine

From the arrival of Columbus through the historic election of Barack Obama and beyond, Kenneth C. Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than five hundred years of American history. In this revised, expanded, and updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history. 

Critical Praise

“Refreshing and vastly informative . . . fun, engrossing and significant. . . . History in Davis’s hands is loud, coarse, painful, funny, irreverent—and memorable.” - Patrida Holt, San Francisco Chronicle

“Quirky, sardonic, accurate, rudimentary and often amusing . . . a breezy question-and-answer approach that is far removed from the massive textbooks all of us once lugged around.” - Atlanta Journal and Constitution

“If you’ve always wondered exactly what Boss Tweed bossed and what Tammany Hall was, Davis is your man.” - Washington Post Book World

“Davis writes with humor, he can turn a fine phrase. . . . If history were usuallytaught this way, we wouldn’t have to worry about the dosing of the American mind.” - Booklist

“Unquestionably a handy reference book. It’s just the thing when your pesky school-age kids try to show you up at homework time.” - Dallas News

“A book that not only fills in gaps in historical knowledge, but is genuinely entertaining. . . . Wonderful!” - Orlando Sentinel

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061960543
  • ISBN 10: 0061960543
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 05/08/2012
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 1.205 in (d)
  • Pages: 752
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / United States / General
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Reference
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Study & Teaching