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. He also wrote the acclaimed In the Shadow of Liberty and now Strongman.
For 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.
The Rise of Five Dictators and the Fall of Democracy
“Best Children’s Books of 2020″ —Washington Post
“Best Young Adult Books of the Year” —Kirkus Reviews
“A fascinating, highly readable portrayal of infamous men that provides urgent lessons for democracy now.” —Publishers Weekly Starred review
“A pitch-perfect balance of nuanced reflection and dire warning.” — Kirkus Reviews Starred review
A “powerful, spine-tingling biographic work.” —Shelf Awareness Starred Review
IN THE SHADOW OF LIBERTY
Born today in New York City in 1862: Edith Newbold Jones, who achieved fame as Edith Wharton. You may know her fiction but don’t know her wartime story.
Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” appeared on January 10, 1776 and changed the course of history.