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Kenneth C. Davis

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Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of the Don't Know Much About® series of books and audios for adults and children. Don't Know Much About® History, the first title in the series, became a New York Times bestseller in 1991 and remained on the paperback list for 35 consecutive weeks. It has since been revised several times and now has more than 1.6 million copies in print. The 30th anniversary edition of the book was published with a new preface, "From an Era of Broken Trust to an Era of Broken Democracy."

Davis is, according to Publishers Weekly, "a go-to guy for historical insight and analysis."

AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY also became a New York Times bestseller. A NATION RISING also uses dramatic narratives to tell the
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Kenneth C. Davis Apologies first for missing your question. A very belated answer.
This edition carries through the election of Barack Obama. The revised Preface highli…more
Apologies first for missing your question. A very belated answer.
This edition carries through the election of Barack Obama. The revised Preface highlights many of the events since then.

My book Don't Know Much About the American Presidents covers both terms of the Obama presidency.

And thank you for the kind words. Again, forgive my oversight.(less)
Kenneth C. Davis In November, my new title "Great Short Books: A Year of Reading--Briefly," will be published by Scribner. As I struggled though the pandemic lock down…moreIn November, my new title "Great Short Books: A Year of Reading--Briefly," will be published by Scribner. As I struggled though the pandemic lock down, I swapped "doom scrolling" for the insight and inspiration that come from fiction. But I focused on short books. The result is a compendium of 58 great short works, ranging from Voltaire to Colson Whitehead, and what I learned from them. It is a joyous celebration of reading.(less)
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“How strong is a faith that can't stand up to a few honest questions?”
Kenneth C. Davis, Don't Know Much About® the Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned

“Memorizing information is valuable but only if you're able to make some sense of the information and put it into a useful context. Isn't it much better if we can attach something tangible to that information?”
Kenneth C. Davis, Don't Know Much About Geography: Everything You Need to Know About the World but Never Learned

“The following twenty years would be the nadir of American Indian history, as the total Indian population between 1890 and 1910 fell to fewer than 250,000. (It was not until 1917 that Indian births exceeded deaths for the first time in fifty years.)”
Kenneth C. Davis, Don't Know Much about History: Everything You Need to Know about American History But Never Learned

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“How strong is a faith that can't stand up to a few honest questions?”
Kenneth C. Davis, Don't Know Much About® the Bible: Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned

“The following twenty years would be the nadir of American Indian history, as the total Indian population between 1890 and 1910 fell to fewer than 250,000. (It was not until 1917 that Indian births exceeded deaths for the first time in fifty years.)”
Kenneth C. Davis, Don't Know Much about History: Everything You Need to Know about American History But Never Learned

“Memorizing information is valuable but only if you're able to make some sense of the information and put it into a useful context. Isn't it much better if we can attach something tangible to that information?”
Kenneth C. Davis, Don't Know Much About Geography: Everything You Need to Know About the World but Never Learned




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