America's Hidden History: Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten…

Paperback | March 31, 2009

byKenneth C. Davis

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Kenneth C. Davis, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Don't Know Much About History, presents a collection of extraordinary stories, each detailing an overlooked episode that shaped the nation's destiny and character. Davis's 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.

Spanning a period from the Spanish arrival in America to George Washington's inauguration in 1789, America's Hidden History is an iconoclastic look at America's past, connecting some of the dots between history and today's headlines, and proving why Davis is truly America's teacher.

Find out:

  • Which Pilgrims arrived in Florida fifty years before the Mayflower sailed.
  • What Supreme Court Justice went to prison.
  • What traitor is honored with a statue for his bravery.
  • Which fighting woman in colonial New England scalped her Indian captors.

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Kenneth C. Davis, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller Don't Know Much About History, presents a collection of extraordinary stories, each detailing an overlooked episode that shaped the nation's destiny and character. Davis's dramatic narratives set the record straight, busting myths and bringing to light little-known bu...

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:288 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.65 inPublished:March 31, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061118192

ISBN - 13:9780061118197

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lesser-Known Details in American History In six chapters, the author presents events in American history that span the period from the mid fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries. Each chapter has a different focus but follows chronologically from the preceding one. The topics that are progressively highlighted in these different chapters vary from frontier survival and religious dogma to various military alliances and encounters to hotly debated political issues. The writing style is fairly fast-paced, lively and broadly accessible. I found some passages quite gripping while others much less so; but this depends on the reader’s interests. I also found the timelines in some chapters to be a bit difficult to follow. However, this book makes for fascinating reading in that it provides many interesting details that were mostly left out of our standard history textbooks. This book can be enjoyed by anyone, but American history buffs will likely relish it the most.
Date published: 2009-05-11

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“Writing from a rich font of scholarship, seasoning the facts with wit, irony and a novelist’s eye for telling detail, Kenneth C. Davis has conjured back to life some of the most fascinating figures of America’s founding decades. ”