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Multimillion-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in The Hidden History of America at War. In prose that are sure to remind you of your favorite teachers, 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 in 1781, when a fledgling America learned hard lessons about what kind of military it would need to survive, to Fallujah in 2004, which epitomized the dawn of the privatization of war, The Hidden History of America at War takes readers 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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