Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition

  • by Kenneth C. Davis
  • Narrated by Arthur Morey, Kenneth C. Davis, Zach McLarty, Cassandra Campbell
  • 29 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a New York Times best seller, 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.


What the Critics Say

“Fun, engrossing, and significant.... History in Davis’s hands is loud, coarse, painful, funny, irreverent—and memorable.” ( San Francisco Chronicle)


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Customer Reviews

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Not convinced on its accuracy

What would have made Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition better?

The author calls Great Britain, England. Therefore it is very confusing. If the author doesn't know the correct name and terms of GB then it throws doubt on other facts. Really put me off that ignorance and lazy research has been used.

What could Kenneth C. Davis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-06-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio