A Nation Rising: Untold Tales from America's Hidden History

Paperback | June 21, 2011

byKenneth C. Davis

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“History in Davis’s hands is loud, coarse, painful, funny, irreverent—and memorable.”
San Francisco Chronicle

Following on his New York Times bestsellers America’s Hidden History and Don’t Know Much About History, Ken Davis explores the next chapter in the country’s hidden history: the gritty first half of the 19th century, among the most tumultuous in the nation’s short life.

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“History in Davis’s hands is loud, coarse, painful, funny, irreverent—and memorable.” — San Francisco Chronicle Following on his New York Times bestsellers America’s Hidden History and Don’t Know Much About History, Ken Davis explores the next chapter in the country’s hidden history: the gritty first half of the 19th century, among the...

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In the dramatic period from 1800 through 1850, the United States went from a tiny newborn nation on the Atlantic seaboard to a near-empire that spanned the continent. But America's path to nationhood was vastly more complex than the tidily packaged national myth of a destiny made manifest by visionary political leaders and fearless pio...

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author ofA Nation Rising;America's Hidden History; andDon't Know Much About(tm)History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on theNew York Timesbestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About(tm)series for adults and child...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:June 21, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061118214

ISBN - 13:9780061118210

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“Davis is a fine writer who uses a fast-moving narrative to tell these stories well... This is an informative and enjoyable work.”