© 2003 Kenneth C. Davis; (P) 2003 Random House, Inc.
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I decided to try this "book" since it is much shorter than the more general History version by this same author. I have always been interested in our history but could never deal with the dry, educational texts. The question and answer format of this audio book was very enjoyable. The author bounces between historical people (e.g. Washington, Lincoln, Patrick Henry, etc.), events (e.g. Revolutionary war, Civil War, prohibition, etc.), and other short topics. It became less interesting as he moved into more recent events, but overall it was well worth the listen.
I also boughtDon't know much about Hisrory, which is more for adults, but I found this kid friendly version easier to follow and memorize. My son really liks it, and is able to recall details after listening. he wasn't able to do that with "Don't Know Much about History.
The book gives too many details too quickly for an audio listener. It is one quick fact, date, person, or birth and death after another. I had expected and would have enjoyed more anecdotes.
Keeps our American history fresh in your mind! Nice voice, keeps you engaged!
A wonderful tool for a SS teacher or a LA teacher, great way to preface a novel based in American history.
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