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    • Don't Know Much About the American Presidents

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Kirby Heyborne, Mark Bramhall, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For more than 20 years since his New York Times best seller Don't Know Much About History first appeared, Davis has shown that Americans don't hate history, just the dull version dished out in school. Now Davis turns his attention to what is arguably the most important and most fascinating subject in American history: our presidents. From the heated debates over executive powers through the curious election of George Washington in 1789 and, for more than 200 years, up through the meteoric rise of Barack Obama, the presidency has been at the heart of American history.

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    • By Sam on 26-10-12

    Regular price: £41.29

    • Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition

    • Everything You Need to Know about American History but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Kenneth C. Davis, Zach McLarty, and others
    • Length: 29 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a New York Times best seller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history. First published two decades ago, when the “closing of the American mind” was in the headlines, Don’t Know Much About® History proved Americans don’t hate history—just the dull version that was dished out in school.

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    • Not convinced on its accuracy

    • By Always here on 09-05-15

    Regular price: £41.29

    • The History of American Impeachment

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In April 1970, Congressman Gerald Ford provided a blunt answer to an old question: “What is an impeachable offense?”

    Regular price: £1.79

    • Don't Know Much About Geography: Revised and Updated Edition

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Kenneth C. Davis, Various
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About® History, Don't Know Much About the Civil War and Don't Know Much About the Bible, turns his inimitable wit and wide-ranging knowledge to the subject of geography, and proves once and for all that there is a lot more to it than labeling countries on a map. From often amusing perceptions people have had through the ages about the world and the universe to the changing map of today, Davis shows how geography is really a great crossroad of many fields: biology, meteorology, astronomy, history, economics, and even politics.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • In the Shadow of Liberty

    • The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Kenneth C. Davis, Frankie Faison, Keith David, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Did you know that many of America's Founding Fathers - who fought for liberty and justice for all - were slave owners? Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were "owned" by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country's great tragedy - that a nation "conceived in liberty" was also born in shackles.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • More Deadly Than War

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews, Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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    With 2018 marking the 100th anniversary of the worst disease outbreak in modern history, the story of the Spanish flu is more relevant today than ever. This dramatic narrative, told through the stories and voices of the people caught in the deadly maelstrom, explores how this vast, global epidemic was intertwined with the horrors of World War I - and how it could happen again. Complete with modern research and firsthand reports by medical professionals and survivors, this audiobook provides captivating insight into a catastrophe that transformed America in the early 20th century.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Hidden History of America at War

    • Untold Tales From Yorktown to Fallujah
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Mark Bramhall, Paul Boehmer, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Don't Know Much About History, Anniversary Edition

    • Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Kenneth C. Davis, Zach McLarty, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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    Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a New York Times best seller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history. First published two decades ago, when the “closing of the American mind” was in the headlines, Don’t Know Much About History proved Americans don’t hate history - just the dull version that was dished out in school. Now Davis has brought his groundbreaking work up to the present, including the history of an “Era of Broken Trust"....

    Regular price: £19.29