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3.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 53.25 out of 5 3.25 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth C. Davis Narrator: Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis, John Beach, Sarah Hayon Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Don’t Know Much About Series Release Date: April 2003 ISBN: 9780807216279
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Was Columbus the first European in the Americas?
What sport became more popular after the Civil War?
Were the Little Rock Nine a rock-and-roll band?
As bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis knows, history can be fun, fascinating, and memorable. In his trademark question-and-answer style -- peppered with surprising facts, historic reproductions, Davis introduces our ancestors who settled the East and expanded the West, as well as those who had been living here all along. His sure touch brings the drama and excitement of the American story vividly to life. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Brawdy-Carlo | 9/7/2013

    " This is an entertaining book .....interesting facts as well as history lesson...fun read and very informative....not just about our presidents but about our government and our constitution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 7/25/2012

    " Good summary of each President. Thought the writer was a bit to bias against some Presidents over others. Was'nt neutral. Knew pretty fast what party he belonged to. I felt the disgust in the way he wrote about certain Presidents. And the pleasure about others! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Lovejoy | 3/19/2012

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I learned so much about different presidents (and history!) that I didn't know. I would definitely consider reading it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 3/15/2012

    " His stuff is always fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Roland | 3/14/2012

    " As a history buff, thought this was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/1/2011

    " Davis is clearly knowledgeable, but his writing style us awkward, distracting the reader from the interesting tale of American history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mislette | 3/27/2011

    " this book will open eye to the true not the novel you being reading at school.
    you will see the multicultural this nation is,what it represent. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 1/29/2011

    " This is a good book for people who know nothing about history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 12/28/2010

    " A bit revisionist, but entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 11/24/2010

    " Read the entire book for Growth of America Class. It had a few interesting takes on history, but all in all, i found it to be vague and rather droll. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 11/23/2010

    " 11/23/10 Nothing special, but not bad for a quick review. 2.5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natefederman | 11/3/2010

    " Nice little refresher on American History. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 11/2/2010

    " Pretty good. I don't think it would have been as interesting if I'd read it instead of listening on audio ()car book, 10 min a day "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 10/28/2010

    " Perfectly adequate as either quarter-life refresher course or occasional reference guide. Davis is no hagiographer, but he's also not out to topple our national heroes, either. Davis's America is as it should be: a noble experiment with as many embarrassments as points of pride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cherri | 10/17/2010

    " It sounded so good from the cover -- it was going to be humorous, witty and contain little known and interesting facts about US history. It was a good review of the history of our nation but I was a bit disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lance | 10/9/2010

    " Excellent brief history of some of the items that your history class might of missed. Seems pretty unbiased. Could have had more in it. "

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About the Author
Author Kenneth C. Davis

Kenneth C. Davis is an American popular historian and the author of the Don’t Know Much About® series with more than four million copies in print worldwide. He is a frequent media guest on national television and radio, has written for the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, and has been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered.

About the Narrators

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.

Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.