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Don't know much about history: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned

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A new, completely revised, expanded and updated edition of the million-selling New York Times bestseller that launched the entire Don't Know Much About(R) series. When Don't Know Much About(R) History first appeared, it created a sensation. With humor, great stories, and a trademark conversational style, the book brought Americans a fresh new take on history. Davis proved Americans don't hate history-they just hate the dull version they were force-fed in school. In his irreverent and popular question-and-answer style, Davis now returns with a completely revised edition that brings history right up to the moment-covering such topics as the end of the Cold War, Clinton's impeachment, the bizarre election of 2000, and the events that led to September 11. Incorporation new research and discoveries, Davis also updates and expands on such long-standing American controversies as the Hiss trial, and he includes an expanded civics-lesson that examines some of America's hottest social and political issues, such as the death penalty and school prayer. For history buffs and history-phobes alike, Davis proves once more why People magazine said that listening to him is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had.
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Here, celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its debut as a New York Times bestseller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history.

First published two decades ago, when the "closing of the American mind" was in the headlines, Don't Know Much About® History proved Americans don't hate history--just the dull version that was dished out in school. With wit and irreverence, in question-and-answer form, Don't Know Much About® History took readers on a rollicking ride through more than five hundred years of American history, from Columbus's voyages to recent events. The book became an instant classic and has sold more than 1.6 million copies.

Now Davis has brought his groundbreaking work up to the present, including the history of an "Era of Broken Trust," from the end of the Clinton administration through...

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title_display Don't know much about history : everything you need to know about American history, but never learned
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