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Don t Know Much About History

Don t Know Much About History Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Release : 2004-04-13
ISBN : 9780060083823
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 History 30th Anniversary Edition

Don t Know Much About   History  30th Anniversary Edition  Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
Release : 2020-09-22
ISBN : 9780063067196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New York Times bestseller - More than 1.6 Million Copies Sold! "Reading Davis is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had!" --People magazine From the arrival of Columbus through the historic election of Barack Obama and beyond, Kenneth C. Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than five hundred years of American history. In this revised, expanded, and updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history. --Dallas News

Don t Know Much About American History

Don t Know Much About American History Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780439587402
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents, in question and answer format, a history of the United States from the exploration of Christopher Columbus to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Don t Know Much About the American Presidents

Don t Know Much About   the American Presidents Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2014-04-15
ISBN : 9781401330439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Anything

Don t Know Much About Anything Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0061828556
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology, the Bible, the universe, geography, and the Civil War. Now, the sky's the limit in his latest irresistible installment—a grand tour of knowledge that carries us from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Berlin Wall, from the Salem Witch Trials to Watergate, from Michelangelo to Houdini. Brimming with busted myths, gripping true stories, and peculiar particulars about a plethora of people, places, and events, this captivating compendium is guaranteed to delight information lovers everywhere as it feeds our insatiable appetite to know everything!

Don t Know Much About Geography

Don t Know Much About Geography Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Paperbacks
Release : 2013-05-21
ISBN : 9780062043566
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Who killed the Dead Sea? What can you build with BRICS? Does the World Bank have ATMs? Is all the talk of global warming just a lot of hot air? In Don't Know Much About® Geography, Kenneth C. Davis, New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Don't Know Much About® series of books, takes the reader 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. In this newly revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook, he reflects on many of the profound and important changes that have occurred on our planet in the last twenty years.

Don t Know Much About the Bible

Don t Know Much About the Bible Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-03-17
ISBN : 0061795593
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With wit, wisdom, and an extraordinary talent for turning dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts, the creator of the bestselling Don't Know Much About®, series now brings the world of the Old and New testaments to life as no one else can in the bestseller Don't Know Much About® The Bible. Relying on new research and improved translations, Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says. Jericho's walls may have tumbled down because the city lies on a fault line. Moses never parted the Red Sea. There was a Jesus, but he wasn't born on Christmas and he probably wasn't an only child. Davis brings readers up-to-date on findings gleaned from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic Gospels that prompt serious scholars to ask such serious questions as: Who wrote the Bible? Did Jesus say everything we were taught he did? Did he say more? By examining the Bible historically, Davis entertains and amazes, provides a much better understanding of the subject, and offers much more fun learning about it.

Don t Know Much About Mythology

Don t Know Much About Mythology Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-12-29
ISBN : 9780061925757
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 History Anniversary Edition

Don t Know Much About History  Anniversary Edition Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2011-06-21
ISBN : 9780062092212
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 the Presidents revised edition

Don t Know Much About the Presidents  revised edition  Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Collins
Release : 2009-01-27
ISBN : 9780061718236
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Did George Washington really chop down the cherry tree? How was James Madison a father if he didn't have any children? Where in the White House did William Howard Taft get stuck? Hail to the chief! The commander in chief is the leader of our nation—the president of the United States. Here's your chance to learn about the presidents' inaugurations and important political achievements, as well as their nicknames, hobbies—and even what kind of foods they did (and did not) eat. Discover how life in the White House has changed, and the diverse ways the First Ladies helped America. Bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis packs fun facts and cool quotes into his signature question-and-answer format. Detailed timelines make it easy to follow the major landmarks in American history. Presidential portraits and humorous illustrations make the design very inviting. Who knows? After you learn so much about the presidents, maybe you'll want to run for office someday, too!

Don t Know Much About the Civil War

Don t Know Much About the Civil War Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Release : 1999-09-01
ISBN : 9780380719082
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why did Abraham Lincoln sneak into Washington for his inauguration? Was the Gettysburg Address written on the back of an envelope?Where did the Underground Railroad run? Can you answer these questions? If not, you're not alone! New York Times-bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis comes to the rescue, deftly sorting out the players, the politics, the key events -- Emancipation and Reconstruction, Shiloh and Gettysburg, Generals Grant and Lee, Harriet Beecher Stowe -- and providing little-known facts that will enthrall even learned Civil War buffs. Vivid, informative, and hugely entertaining, Don't Know Much About® the Civil War is the only book you'll ever need on "the war that never ended."

Don t Know Much About the Universe

Don t Know Much About the Universe Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-12-29
ISBN : 9780061965883
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Who dug those canals on Mars? What was the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Were the pyramids built by extraterrestrials? From the ancients who charted the heavens to Star Trek, The X-Files, and Apollo 13, outer space has intrigued people through the ages. Yet most of us look up at the night sky and feel totally in the dark when it comes to the basic facts about the universe. Kenneth C. Davis steps into that void with a lively and readable guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people who have shed light on the mysteries and wonders of the cosmos. Discover why Einstein was such a genius, the truth behind a blue moon or two, the amazing secrets of Stonehenge, and even how one great astronomer lost his nose. With the fun question-and-answer format that has appealed to the millions of readers of his bestselling Don't Much About® series, you'll be taking off on an exciting armchair exploration of the solar system, the Milky Way, and beyond.

Don t Know Much About Anything Else

Don t Know Much About Anything Else Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Perennial
Release : 2008-08-26
ISBN : 9780061562327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For years, Kenneth C. Davis has enlightened and enthralled us, opening our minds and tickling our fancies with his wonderfully irreverent, fun, and factual Don't Know Much About® books. He has carried readers on wild and edifying rides through history, mythology, geography, the Bible, the Civil War, even across the universe. Now, following on the heels of his triumphant New York Times bestseller Don't Know Much About® Anything, comes Don't Know Much About® Anything Else, his latest one-stop potpourri of intriguing information. Chock-full of delightful historical snippets and fascinating people, remarkable milestones and boneheaded blunders, and eye-opening, brain-boggling facts about simply anything and everything in the world, here is the ideal companion for those long car rides, plane flights, quality family hours, or relaxing downtime.

Don t Know Much About the Civil War

Don t Know Much About the Civil War Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Turtleback
Release : 1999-04-01
ISBN : 9780606163668
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explains the causes, politics, and key events of the War between the States, from the introduction of slavery, through Gettysburg, to Reconstruction

Don t Know Much about Geography

Don t Know Much about Geography Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : William Morrow & Company
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the amusing perceptions that people historically have had about the world and the universe, with a look at the world map today and passages from memorable travel writers

A Change is Gonna Come

A Change is Gonna Come Book
Author : Craig Hansen Werner
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780472031474
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 the 50 States

Don t Know Much About the 50 States Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2004-04-13
ISBN : 9780064462273
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thirteen stripes- Fifty stars- And hundreds of AMAZING facts about the U.S.A.! Can you guess the names of the ten states below? 1. I have the highest waterfalls in North America. 2. I am the smallest state. 3. I am the largest state. 4. I have produced the most presidents of the United States. 5. I was the first to become a state. 6. I was the last to become a state. 7. I have the "Gateway to America." 8. I have the most kids under age ten. 9. I have the most tornadoes. 10. I am home to America's most popular vacation spot. See page 6 for answers.

Don t Know Much About the Pilgrims

Don t Know Much About the Pilgrims Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Collins
Release : 2006-08-22
ISBN : 9780064462280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thirty-four children on the Mayflower Three days of Thanksgiving feasting And hundreds of facts about the hardworking Pilgrims Pilgrims in Plymouth: True or False Quiz The Mayflower was a huge ship—nearly as large as the Titanic—with a bowling alley and a swimming pool! Squanto, an Indian who helped the Pilgrims, spoke English. Pilgrim farmers buried fish in the ground to help their corn grow better. The Pilgrims called their harvest feast Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving today is a time for families to say grace and gobble turkey. But why did the Pilgrims start this tradition? And who were these people anyway? In this latest outstanding entry in the Don't Know Much About® series by renowned author Kenneth C. Davis, you can discover all you ever wanted to know about the Pilgrims.

Don t Know Much About the Solar System

Don t Know Much About the Solar System Book
Author : Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2004-09-07
ISBN : 9780064462303
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nine planets -- More than seventy moons -- And hundreds of stellar facts about the Solar System! True or False: 1. Venus is the coolest planet in our solar system. 2. Halley's comet returns every seventy-six years. 3. The universe is 15 to 20 billion years old. Blast Off and discover the secrets of outer space! Have you ever wondered why our galaxy is called "the Milky Way," or if you could really catch a shooting star? Here's your chance to find out without ever leaving Earth. Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis packs fascinating facts and riddles into his signature question-and-answer format. He makes exploring the solar system an out-of-this-world experience!

Don t Know Much About History Anniversary Edition LP

Don t Know Much About History  Anniversary Edition LP Book
Author : KENNETH C. DAVIS
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2011-07-01
ISBN : 9780062065223
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This "anti-textbook" is a completely revised and updated version of the classic book that launched the Don't Know Much About( series.