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Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition - Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned

Kenneth C. Davis

"Fun, engrossing, and significant. . . . History in Davis's hands is loud, coarse, painful, funny, irreverent-and memorable."-San Francisco Chronicle 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. 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 the recent Great Recession. This additional material covers the horrific events of 9/11 and the rise of conspiracy theorists, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the New Orleans levees, the global financial meltdown, the election of Barack Obama, and the national controversy of same-sex marriage.

"Fun, engrossing, and significant. . . . History in Davis's hands is loud, coarse, painful, funny, irreverent-and memorable."-San Francisco Chronicle 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. 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 the recent Great Recession. This additional material covers the horrific events of 9/11 and the rise of conspiracy theorists, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the New Orleans levees, the global financial meltdown, the election of Barack Obama, and the national controversy of same-sex marriage.
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"Fun, engrossing, and significant. . . . History in Davis's hands is loud, coarse, painful, funny, irreverent-and memorable."-San Francisco Chronicle 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. 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 the recent Great Recession. This additional material covers the horrific events of 9/11 and the rise of conspiracy theorists, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the New Orleans levees, the global financial meltdown, the election of Barack Obama, and the national controversy of same-sex marriage.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey, Cassandra Campbell, Zach McLarty

Length:

6h 18m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:21


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

18:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

24:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

13:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:42