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Davis, Kenneth C.

Overview
Works: 85 works in 555 publications in 7 languages and 41,517 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Juvenile works  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Introductions  Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  FAQs 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: G131, 973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth C Davis
Don't know much about geography : everything you need to know about the world but never learned by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of geography tied to world history and interspersed with passages from great historians, explorers, and travel writers
Don't know much about the Bible : everything you need to know about the Good Book but never learned by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Don't Know Much About History" takes on the Bible, illuminating everything one needs to know about the "Good Book", but has never learned
America's hidden history : untold tales of the first Pilgrims, fighting women, and forgotten founders who shaped a nation by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An iconoclastic look at America's past: overlooked episodes that shaped the nation's destiny and character. Spanning a period from the Spanish arrival in America to George Washington's inauguration in 1789, these narratives bring to light little-known but fascinating, myth-busting facts. Read the story of the first real Pilgrims in America, who were wine-making French Huguenots, not dour English Separatists; the coming-of-age story of Queen Isabella, who suggested that Columbus take pigs on his voyage, which may have spread disease to many Native Americans; the long, bloody relationship between the Pilgrims and Indians, running counter to the idyllic scene of the Thanksgiving feast; the little-known story of George Washington as a headstrong young soldier who committed a war crime, signed a confession, and started a war. Full of color, intrigue, and human interest, this book connects some of the dots between history and today's headlines--From publisher description
Don't know much about the Civil War : everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict but never learned by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fascinating book, Davis gives readers everything they "need to know" about the Civil War - and not just the battles. With his deft wit and unconventional style, Davis sorts out the players, the politics, and the key events - Harpers Ferry, Shiloh, Gettysburg, Emancipation, Reconstruction. Drawing on the moving eyewitness accounts of the people who lived through the war, he brings the reader into the world of the ordinary men and women who made history - the human side of the story that the textbooks never tell. Don't Know Much About the Civil War explodes the myths and misconceptions about the war, its causes, and the men who fought on both sides. A brilliant crash course, it vividly brings to life such people as Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, Generals Lee and Grant, and Admiral Farragut, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. It looks behind the battles and the tactics to the astounding human misery the way brought upon a divided nation. Davis also highlights the critical - and often forgotten - roles played by African Americans before and during the war. He tells how American women worked, nursed, and even fought. And he makes readers look at modern America in a whole new light
Don't know much about history : [everything you need to know about America history but never learned] by Kenneth C Davis( Recording )

57 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Columbus' voyage to the Clinton administration, hop aboard a rollicking ride through 600 years of Americana. With wit, candor and fascinating facts, Kenneth C. Davis explodes long-held myths and misconceptions--revealing the very human side of history that the textbooks neglect. By asking simple questions and telling us the entertaining answers, Davis lets us all in on the basics of American history. This updated edition incorporates new research and discoveries, and covers topics such as the end of the Cold War, Clinton's impeachment, the bizarre elections of 2000, and the events that led to September 11th. For history buffs and history-phobes alike, Davis proves once more that reading him is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had
Don't know much about mythology : everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learned by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where do we come from? Why do stars shine and the seasons change? What is evil? Since the beginning of time, people have answered such questions by crafting imaginative stories that have served as religion, science, philosophy, and popular literature. In his irreverent a question-and-answer style, Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world, as well as the works of literature that have made them famous. He tackles Mesopotamia's Gilgamesh, the first hero in world mythology; Achilles and the Trojan War; Stonehenge and the Druids; Thor, the Nordic god of thunder; Chinese oracle bones; the use of peyote in ancient Native American rites; and the dramatic life and times of the man who would be Buddha. Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes--from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse--continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music.--From publisher description
The 50 states by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides assorted facts about each of the fifty states in question and answer format
Don't know much about the Pilgrims by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions and answers present information about who the Pilgrims were, how and why they came to America on the Mayflower, and what happened in the colony of New Plymouth
Don't know much about the universe : everything you need to know about the cosmos but never learned by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the ancients who charted the stars, to Jules Verne and Flash Gordon, to The X-Files, Apollo 13, and Armageddon, people around the world have long been intrigued with the heavens and outer space. DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE UNIVERSE, the fifth title in this bestselling series, uses the now-familiar and popular question-and-answer format to inform and entertain listeners by examining a subject that has inspired the greatest of fascinations, produced many popular misconceptions, and, ultimately, helped to shape the course of history
A nation rising : untold tales of flawed founders, fallen heroes, and forgotten fighters from America's hidden history by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores America's hidden history in the first half of the nineteenth century, one of the most tumultuous but overlooked periods in the nation's early history
The Presidents by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn all about the men who have been the leaders of our nation
In the shadow of Liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--
Don't know much about American history by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Korean and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents, in question and answer format, a history of the United States from the exploration of Christopher Columbus to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
Two-bit culture : the paperbacking of America by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The solar system by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes, riddles, and question-and-answer format provide information on asteroids, solar eclipses, space exploration, each planet, and the stars
Don't know much about the Civil War : [everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict but never learned] by Kenneth C Davis( Recording )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the myths and misconceptions about the Civil War, its causes, and the men who fought on both sides
Don't know much about the American presidents : everything you need to know about the most powerful office on Earth and the men who have occupied it by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the course of each U.S. president's term, presenting biographical information, administration milestones, and an analysis of each leader's legacy as commander-in-chief
America's hidden history : [untold tales of the first pilgrims, fighting women and forgotten founders who shaped a nation] by Kenneth C Davis( Recording )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davis presents an overlooked collection of stories that shaped the nation's destiny and character
The hidden history of America at war : untold tales from Yorktown to Fallujah by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combat tales have come to form an essential piece of our identity as Americans. But as some war stories have been repackaged and embellished, the truth behind the conflicts--the lives of the average soldiers and civilians involved and the lasting significance of the battles on American history--often lies buried. Kenneth C. Davis aims to change that. Here, he takes readers inside six landmark battles that offer crucial insights. From the Battle of Yorktown (1781), where a fledgling America learned hard lessons about what kind of military it would need to survive; to 1945 Berlin, when the downfall of the Third Reich set the stage for decades of Cold War tension; to Fallujah (2004), which epitomized the dawn of privatized war, Davis explores the key battlefield characters and events, shattering myths and misconceptions. Revelations include: the unacknowledged role that enslaved people and free African Americans played in the Revolution and Civil War; the grave miscalculations and cruelty that took place at Petersburg, Virginia, site of the longest siege of an American city; the scandalous use of water torture and civilian atrocities that shook Theodore Roosevelt's White House; the secret reasons why Stalin was desperate to take Berlin in the closing days of World War II--and why General Eisenhower let him; and the epic battle that changed how reporters covered--and Americans viewed--the Vietnam War. With this book, Davis illuminates why we go to war, who fights, the grunt's-eye view of combat, and how these conflicts shaped our military and national identity.--From publisher description
Qué sé yo de historia : todo lo que necesitas saber acerca de la historia de los Estados Unidos by Kenneth C Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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Don't know much about mythology : everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learned
Alternative Names
Davis, Ken 1954-

Davis, Ken C.

Davis, Ken C. 1954-

Kenneth C. Davis Amerikaans schrijver

Kenneth C. Davis amerikansk historikar og skribent

Kenneth C. Davis amerikansk historiker och författare

Kenneth C. Davis amerikansk historiker og skribent

Kenneth C. Davis historiador estadounidense

Kenneth C. Davis historien américain

Kenneth C. Davis US-amerikanischer Historiker und Autor

کنت سی. دیویس نویسنده و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

کېنېت سي. ډېويس

데이비스, 케네스

데이비스, 케네스 C

Languages
English (224)

German (15)

Spanish (12)

Korean (5)

French (4)

Italian (1)

Russian (1)

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Don't know much about the Bible : everything you need to know about the Good Book but never learnedAmerica's hidden history : untold tales of the first Pilgrims, fighting women, and forgotten founders who shaped a nationDon't know much about the Civil War : everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict but never learnedDon't know much about history : [everything you need to know about America history but never learned]Don't know much about mythology : everything you need to know about the greatest stories in human history but never learnedThe 50 statesDon't know much about the PilgrimsDon't know much about the universe : everything you need to know about the cosmos but never learned