Kenneth C. Davis presents a collection of extraordinary stories, each detailing an overlooked episode that shaped the nation's destiny and character. Davis' dramatic narratives set the record straight, busting myths and bringing to light little-known but fascinating facts from a time when the nation's fate hung in the balance.
"Boring, boring, boring"
"Leave now, or die!" From the heart of the Midwest to the Deep South, from the mountains of North Carolina to the Texas frontier, words like these have echoed through more than a century of American history. The call heralded not a tornado or a hurricane, but a very unnatural disaster: a manmade wave of racial cleansing that purged black populations from counties across the nation.
"a compelling read with a disappointing conclusion"
Bob talks with John Robbins, food activist and author of No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Food Revolution. Robbins, the heir to the Baskin-Robbins ice cream fortune, is also the author of 1987’s Diet For A New America, which advocated a plant-based diet and warned of the dangers to health, environment and the economy of overconsumption of meat. He blogs for the Huffington Post.