9780380712526

Don't Know Much About History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780380712526

  • ISBN10:

    0380712520

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1991-06-01
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

From Columbus's voyage to the Clinton administration, author Kenneth C. Davis carries the reader on a rollicking ride through 600 years of Americana. With wit, candor and fascinating facts, he explodes long-held myths and misconceptions -- revealing the very human side of history that the textbooks neglect.

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

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Brave New World
1(31)
Say You Want a Revolution
32(48)
Growth of a Nation: From the Creation of the Constitution to Manifest Destiny
80(55)
Apocalypse Then: To Civil War and Reconstruction
135(55)
When Monopoly Wasn't a Game: The Growing Empire from Wild West to World War I
190(60)
Boom to Bust to Big Boom: From the Jazz Age and the Great Depression to Hiroshima
250(69)
Commies, Containment, and Cold War: America in the Fifties
319(29)
The Torch Is Passed: From Camelot to Hollywood on the Potomac
348(75)
Appendix One Is the Electoral College a Party School? A Presidential Election Primer 423(5)
Appendix Two U. S. Presidents and Their Administrations 428(7)
Selected Readings 435(20)
Index 455

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