9780060083823

Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060083823

  • ISBN10:

    0060083824

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/15/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

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.

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

"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

Author Biography

Kenneth C. Davis is the author of the Don't Know Much About series. He frequently appears on national television and radio, and is a contributing editor at USA Weekend. He lives in New York City and Vermont with his wife and two children

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Editionp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Author's Notep. xxvii
Brave New Worldp. 1
Say You Want a Revolutionp. 47
Growth of a Nation: From the Creation of the Constitution to Manifest Destinyp. 107
Apocalyse Then: To Civil War and Reconstructionp. 183
When Monopoly Wasn't a Game: The Growing Empire from Wild West to World War Ip. 253
Boom to Bust to Big Boom: From the Jazz Age and the Great Depression to Hiroshimap. 319
Commies, Containment, and Cold War: America in the Fiftiesp. 397
The Torch Is Passed: From Camelot to Hollywood on the Potomacp. 437
From the Evil Empire to the Axis of Evilp. 533
Afterwordp. 589
The Bill of Rights and Other Constitutional Amendmentsp. 595
Is the Electoral College a Party School? A Presidential Election Primerp. 618
U.S. Presidents and Their Administrationsp. 624
Selected Readingsp. 631
Acknowledgmentsp. 657
Indexp. 659
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Amazing Textbook & Great Purchase. June 26, 2011
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I came across this textbook and just absolutely love it. Davis offers an entertaining, accessible approach to history. Including the little anecdotes that make history fun, as well as some of the perspectives that we might not have learned in school. This is a great textbook, and one well worth your time and money, whether you know anything about history or not. Enjoy! I would rate the seller 5 stars and I plan to buy from ecampus again in the future.
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