Don’t Know Much About History

Kenneth Davis

Photo: Josef Astor

Ken Davis’s success aptly makes the case that Americans don’t hate history, just the dull version they slept through in class.



An irreverent look at American History.


  • Kenneth Davis (“The King of Knowing”)


Don't Know Much About HistoryDon’t Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition Book

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® series.

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.

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