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