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Davis, Kenneth C
Don't know much about history : everything you need to know about history but never learned / Kenneth C. Davis
Alternate Title Everything you need to know about history but never learned
1st ed. [rev. ed.], Twentieth aniversary ed
New York, NY : Harper, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E178.25 .D37 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Miscellanea
Physical Description xxvii, 719 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [665]-694) and index
Summary 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
Contents Brave new world -- Say you want a revolution -- Growth of a nation: from the creation of the Constitution to manifest destiny -- Apocalypse then: to civil war and reconstruction -- When Monopoly wasn't a game: the growing empire from the Wild West to World War I -- Boom to bust to big boom: from the Jazz Age and the Great Depression to HIroshima -- Commies, containment, and Cold War: America in the Fifties -- The torch is passed: from Camelot to Hollywood on the Potomac -- From the evil empire to the Axis of Evil -- The Bill of Rights and other Constitutional amendments -- Is the Electoral College a party school? A presidential election primer -- U.S. Presidents and their administrations
Series Davis, Kenneth C. Don't know much about

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