Don't Know Much

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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. For more than 3o years, Kenneth C. Davis has proven that Americans don’t hate history — just the dull version they slept through in class. He busts myths, sets the record straight, and makes history human.

He is on a mission to get more people to make the “Reading Resolution”— to read more books. If you have a podcast and want to discuss books, reading, and authors with Ken, please be in touch through the Contact page.

Coming from Scribner–October 8, 2024

THE WORLD IN BOOKS:

52 Works of Great Short Nonfiction

“A wealth of succinct, entertaining advice.” (Kirkus Reviews)

 Read more and preorder copies here.

NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

GREAT SHORT BOOKS: A YEAR OF READING–BRIEFLY

“Delightfully accessible, Great Short Books: A Year of Reading–Briefly presents 58 fact-filled reviews of short books, a smorgasbord of titles sure to entice readers.” —Shelf Awareness

 

STRONGMAN: The Rise of Five Dictators and the Fall of Democracy

“A fascinating, highly readable portrayal of infamous men that provides urgent lessons for democracy now.” —Publishers Weekly Starred review

IN THE SHADOW OF LIBERTY

 

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