dont know much about history

Don T Know Much About History
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Pages: 752
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Who really discovered America? What was "the shot heard 'round the world"? Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Did he or didn't he? From the arrival of Columbus through the bizarre election of 2000 and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than 500 years of American history. In this updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history.

Don T Know Much About American History
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Paw Prints
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Pages: 240
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Was Columbus the first European in the Americas?What sport became more popular after the Civil War?Were the Little Rock Nine a rock-and-roll band?As best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis knows, history can be fun, fascinating, and memorable. When his don't know much aboutr history was published in 1990, it was a sensation. The book delivered a fresh take on history with its wit and unusual detail. Davis now does for young people what his earlier book did for adults. In his trademark question-and-answer style -- peppered with surprising facts, historic reproductions, and Matt Faulkner's lively illustrations -- Davis introduces our ancestors who settled the East and expanded the West, as well as those who had been living here all along. His sure touch brings the drama and excitement of the American story vividly to life.

Don T Know Much About The Civil War
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Pages: 544
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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“Highly informative and entertaining…propels the reader light years beyond dull textbooks and Gone with the Wind.” —San Francisco Chronicle It has been 150 years since the opening salvo of America’s War Between the States. New York Times bestselling author Ken Davis tells us everything we never knew about our nation’s bloodiest conflict in Don’t Know Much About ® the Civil War—another fascinating and fun installment in his acclaimed series.

Don T Know Much About History  Anniversary Edition
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2011-06-21
Pages: 752
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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“Reading [Kenneth C. Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had.” —People Revised, updated, and expanded, the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Kenneth C. Davis’s classic anti-textbook Don’t Know Much About History revitalizes the landmark book’s ability to revolutionize the way we look at our past. Like Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, Davis’s Don’t Know Much About History captivates readers with a wry and lucid, comprehensive and comprehensible narrative. With a new section covering the twenty-first century’s most significant events, from the Great Recession to Hurricane Katrina to the election of Barack Obama and more, the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Don’t Know Much About History reinvigorates the book’s crucial promise of delivering fascinating, insight-driven learning to a new generation of readers.

Don T Know Much About Mythology
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2009-12-29
Pages: 560
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series -- a magical journey into the timeless world of mythology It has been fifteen years since Kenneth C. Davis first dazzled audiences with his instant classic Don't Know Much About® History, vividly bringing the past to life and proving that Americans don't hate history, they just hate the dull, textbook version they were fed in school. With humor, wit, and a knack for storytelling, Davis has been bringing readers of all ages up to speed on history, geography, and science ever since. Now, in the classic traditions of Edith Hamilton and Joseph Campbell, he turns his talents to the world of myth. Where do we come from? Why do stars shine and the seasons change? What is evil? Since the beginning of time, people have answered such questions by crafting imaginative stories that have served as religion, science, philosophy, and popular literature. In his irreverent and popular question-and-answer style, Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world, as well as the works of literature that have made them famous. In a single volume, he tackles Mesopotamia's Gilgamesh, the first hero in world mythology; Achilles and the Trojan War; Stonehenge and the Druids; Thor, the Nordic god of thunder; Chinese oracle bones; the use of peyote in ancient Native American rites; and the dramatic life and times of the man who would be Buddha. Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes -- from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse -- continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music. For mythology novices and buffs alike, and for anyone who loves a good story, Don't Know Much About® Mythology is a lively and insightful look into the greatest stories ever told.

Don T Know Much About Geography
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Pages: 400
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Who Killed The Dead Sea? Where was the Garden of Eden? What's So Bad About the Badlands? Get on board as Kenneth C. Davis, author of the acclaimed national bestseller Don't Know Much About® History, takes us on a fascinating, breathtaking, and hilarious grand tour of the planet Earth -- opening our eyes and imaginations to a wide, wild, and wonderful world we never knew.

Don T Know Much About   The American Presidents
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Pages: 720
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Which president broke the law to prevent enslaved people from being freed? Who said, "When the president does it,that means it's not illegal"? Why does America have a president? From the heated debates among the framers of the Constitution in 1787 over an "elected king," to the creation of the presidency, and on through rich profiles of each man who has held the office, New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis takes readers on a guided tour of American history. Examining each chief executive, from the low lights to the bright lights, the memorable to the forgettable and the forgotten, Davis tells all the stories, offering rich anecdotes about real people. He also charts the history of the presidency itself, debunking myths and grading the presidents from A+ to F. For history buffs and history-phobes alike, this entertaining book may change your understanding of the highest office in the land throughout more than two hundred years of history.

Don T Know Much About Abraham Lincoln
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 2003-12-11
Pages: 144
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Examines the childhood and youth, education, law career, family life, and presidency of Abraham Lincoln.

A Change Is Gonna Come
Author: Craig Hansen Werner
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 468
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book is a comprehensive look at the various forms of black popular music, both as music and as seen in a larger social context. No one can do this better than Craig Werner. The author mastered the extremely difficult art of writing about music as both an aesthetic and social force that conveys, implies, symbolizes, and represents ideas as well as emotion, but without reducing its complexities and ambiguities to merely didactic categories. This is the story of more than four decades of enormously influential black music, from the hopeful, angry refrains of the Freedom movement, to the slick pop of Motown; from the disco inferno to the Million Man March; from Woodstock's Summer of Love to the war in Vietnam and the race riots that inspired Marvin Gaye to write What's Going On. This book drew the attention of scholars and general readers alike. This new edition, featuring four new and updated chapters, will reintroduce Werner's seminal study of black music to a new generation of readers.

Don T Know Much About World Myths
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Pages: 144
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Offers a question-and-answer format to introduce young readers to myths and legends from around the world, including stories from the Mediterranean world, the Far East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.