Kenneth C. Davis
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Kenneth C. Davis

Kenneth C. Davis is the author of Don't Know Much About® History, which spent 35 consecutive weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and gave rise to the Don't Know Much About® series of books and audios.
Davis's success aptly makes the case that Americans don't hate history, just the dull version they slept through in class. But many of them want to know now because their kids are asking them questions they can't answer. Davis's approach is to refresh us on the subjects we should have learned in school. He does it by busting myths and setting the record straight.
Kenneth C. Davis is a frequent media guest and has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including NPR, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and CNN. He has been a commentator for All Things Considered, and has written for the New York Times Op-Ed page, Smithsonian, Washington Post, CNN.com and other national publications.
His latest book is In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives. His next book, MORE DEADLY THAN WAR: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War, will be published in May 2018. Davis lives in New York City with his wife. They have two grown children.

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Best Sellers

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    Here, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its debut as a best seller, is the revised, updated, and expanded edition of the classic anti-textbook that changed the way we look at history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great history refresher

    • By William on 05-17-13

    Regular price: $44.95

    • Don't Know Much About Mythology

    • Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Lorna Raver
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    In the classic traditions of Edith Hamilton and Joseph Campbell, Kenneth C. Davis turns his talents to the world of myth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History isn't boring

    • By Kermit on 02-18-06

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Don't Know Much about the Bible

    • Everything You Need to Know About the Good Book but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 136

    Relying on new research and improved translations, Kenneth C. Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great overview of the Bible

    • By Jwells49 on 05-13-15

    Regular price: $31.95

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Through the 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful

    • By Virgil P Gaiter on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • America's Hidden History

    • Untold Tales of Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Sam Freed, Kenneth C. Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    Kenneth C. Davis presents a collection of extraordinary stories, each detailing an overlooked episode that shaped the nation's destiny....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow and jumpy, time wise

    • By Rene J. Depontbriand on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 170

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative. Excellent

    • By randers1925 on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $44.95

    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    From bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis comes a treasure trove of answers to questions about our world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing - Too Simple.

    • By Kelly on 05-21-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Don't Know Much About World Myths

    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Jason Harris, John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Whether it's the adventures of Greek gods and goddesses or Norse trickster tales, we all love to hear a good story....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative but that's more or less it

    • By Kai Bong on 01-05-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Don't Know Much About the Civil War

    • Everything You Need to Know About America's Greatest Conflict but Never Learned
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Dick Estell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Millions of Americans, bored by dull textbooks, are in the dark about the most significant event in our history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Civil War book

    • By Steven on 08-04-12

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Don't Know Much About Anything

    • Everything You Need to Know About People, Places, Events, And More!
    • By: Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Brimming with busted myths, gripping true stories, and peculiar particulars, this captivating compendium is guaranteed to delight information lovers everywhere....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The Title Says It All

    • By Joe on 09-22-07

    Regular price: $19.95

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