About the Book:
It's July -- the month we celebrate American independence. But how much do you really know about our own country?
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 Geography, Don't Know Much About the Civil War and Don't Know Much About the Bible, comes a lively presentation of the phenomenal bestseller that has brought American 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 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.
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If You Like Don't Know Much About History, Try:
Don't Know Much About the Civil War
By: Kenneth C. Davis. 1996.
Don't Know Much About Geography
By: Kenneth C. Davis. 1992.
Don't Know Much About Mythology
By: Kenneth C. Davis. 2005.
Don't Know Much About the Universe
By: Kenneth C. Davis. 2001.
Don't Know Much About the Bible
By: Kenneth C. Davis. 1998.
The People's History of the United States
By: Howard Zinn. 1979 (updated 1999, 2003).