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Kenneth C. Davis is the bestselling author of Don’t Know Much About® History and other books in the Don’t Know Much About® series and the acclaimed In the Shadow of Liberty.

For nearly 3o years, Kenneth C. Davis has proven that Americans don’t hate history — just the dull version they slept through in class. Davis’s approach is to refresh us on the subjects we should have learned in school. He does it by busting myths, setting the record straight, and making history human.

COMING IN 2020-STRONGMAN: The Rise of Five Dictators and the Fall of Democracy


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MORE DEADLY THAN WAR: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War

Read the story of twin catastrophes: the final months of the “Great War” and the most deadly  global outbreak of disease since the Black Death. Read more here.

IN THE SHADOW OF LIBERTY: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

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