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America's Hidden History (Unabridged) (Compact Disc)

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History is in the details, they say, and Kenneth Davis would agree as he once more explores the nooks and crannies of American history to discover interesting people and incidents that reveal larger truths. Davis is somewhat famous himself, as the author of a series of popular books that began with DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY. Here he opens with a lost sailor from the time of Columbus, and closes with the Founding Fathers. Davis educates and entertains as he gives readers fresh perspectives on what happened--and on what has been said about what happened.
Kenneth C. Davis 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 explores these episodes, among others: The story of the first real Pilgrims in America, who were wine-making French Huguenots, not dour English Separatists • The coming-of-age story of Queen Isabella, who suggested that Columbus pack the moving mess hall of pigs, which may have spread disease to many Native Americans • The long, bloody relationship between the Puritans and Indians that runs counter to the idyllic scene of the Thanksgiving feast • The little-known story of George Washington as a headstrong young soldier who committed a war crime, signed a confession, and started a war!

Full of color, intrigue, and human interest, AMERICA’S HIDDEN HISTORY proves why Davis is truly America’s teacher.
Edition: Unabridged
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775), United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Random House
Language: English
Street Date: October 26, 2010
TCIN: 12886003
UPC: 9780307751355
Item Number (DPCI): 248-52-3603
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