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Author: Kenneth C. Davis Narrator: Kenneth C. Davis, Arthur Morey, Mark Bramhall, Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 9780385363532
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Multi-million-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in The Hidden History of America at War. In prose that will remind you of "the best teacher you ever had" (People Magazine), Davis brings to life six emblematic battles, revealing untold tales that span our nation's history, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq. Along the way, he illuminates why we go to war, who fights, the grunt's-eye view of combat, and how these conflicts reshaped our military and national identity.

From the Battle of Yorktown (1781), where a fledgling America learned hard lessons about what kind of military it would need to survive, to Fallujah (2004), which epitomized the dawn of the privatization of war, The Hidden History of America at War takes listeners inside the battlefield, introducing them to key characters and events that will shatter myths, misconceptions, and romanticism, replacing them with rich insight.


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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fascinating exploration of war and the myths of war. Kenneth C. Davis shows how interesting the truth can be.”

    Evan Thomas, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Reading him is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had.”

    People magazine

  • “Hidden History…should awaken many to the manifold joys of reading history…Six buoyant, fast-paced stories.”

    Washington Post

  • “Merrily removes the whitewash from an oft-bland concept of the past.”

    Associated Press

  • “Ambitious…[Davis] makes history palatable and intriguing, pointing out what gets left out and drawing parallels….and Davis reminds us it never has to be boring.”

    Miami Herald

  • “[Kenneth C. Davis] has carved a niche for himself as a go-to guy for historical insight and analysis…. Absorbing… [The Hidden History of America at War] should be required reading for both the public and their elected officials.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This fascinating and strikingly insightful book is a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand our nation’s bloody history of war.”

    Eric Jay Dolin, author of When America First Met China

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About the Author

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

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards, and his work has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed him as a finalist for two Audie Awards. He has acted in a number of productions, both off Broadway in New York and off Loop in Chicago. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.

Mark Bramhall has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, more than thirty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has repeatedly been named by AudioFile magazine and Publishers Weekly among their “Best Voices of the Year.” He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe, in addition to Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware. As a narrator, Paul has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe, in addition to Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light, and All My Children. He is a 1992 Masters of Fine Arts graduate of the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware. As a narrator, Paul has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie Award.