Don t Know Much About Anything

In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology, the Bible, the universe, ...

Don t Know Much About Anything

In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology, the Bible, the universe, geography, and the Civil War. Now, the sky's the limit in his latest irresistible installment—a grand tour of knowledge that carries us from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Berlin Wall, from the Salem Witch Trials to Watergate, from Michelangelo to Houdini. Brimming with busted myths, gripping true stories, and peculiar particulars about a plethora of people, places, and events, this captivating compendium is guaranteed to delight information lovers everywhere as it feeds our insatiable appetite to know everything!

Don t Know Much About Well Anything Really digital original edition

Besides, the worldis too complicated to know everything about everything. For
the issuesthatmatter most to you,try tofind outwhat the facts really are andwhere
the candidates really stand. And for the rest, it isokay to acknowledge your ...

Don t Know Much About    Well Anything  Really     digital original edition

Voters often make irrational decisions based on inaccurate and irrelevant information. Politicians are often inept, corrupt, or out of touch with the will of the people. This BIT examines how democracy can lead to successful outcomes even when the defining characteristic of democracy, elections, is flawed.

Don t Know Much About the Bible

With wit, wisdom, and an extraordinary talent for turning dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts, the creator of the bestselling Don't Know Much About®, series now brings the world of the Old and New testaments to life ...

Don t Know Much About the Bible

With wit, wisdom, and an extraordinary talent for turning dry, difficult reading into colorful and realistic accounts, the creator of the bestselling Don't Know Much About®, series now brings the world of the Old and New testaments to life as no one else can in the bestseller Don't Know Much About® The Bible. Relying on new research and improved translations, Davis uncovers some amazing questions and contradictions about what the Bible really says. Jericho's walls may have tumbled down because the city lies on a fault line. Moses never parted the Red Sea. There was a Jesus, but he wasn't born on Christmas and he probably wasn't an only child. Davis brings readers up-to-date on findings gleaned from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic Gospels that prompt serious scholars to ask such serious questions as: Who wrote the Bible? Did Jesus say everything we were taught he did? Did he say more? By examining the Bible historically, Davis entertains and amazes, provides a much better understanding of the subject, and offers much more fun learning about it.

Don t Know Much About the Civil War

Vivid, informative, and hugely entertaining, Don't Know Much About® the Civil War is the only book you'll ever need on "the war that never ended."

Don t Know Much About the Civil War

“Highly informative and entertaining…propels the reader light years beyond dull textbooks and Gone with the Wind.” —San Francisco Chronicle It has been 150 years since the opening salvo of America’s War Between the States. New York Times bestselling author Ken Davis tells us everything we never knew about our nation’s bloodiest conflict in Don’t Know Much About ® the Civil War—another fascinating and fun installment in his acclaimed series.

Don t Know Much About Geography

Get on board as Kenneth C. Davis, author of the acclaimed national bestseller Don't Know Much About® History, takes us on a fascinating, breathtaking, and hilarious grand tour of the planet Earth -- opening our eyes and imaginations to a ...

Don t Know Much About Geography

Who Killed The Dead Sea? Where was the Garden of Eden? What's So Bad About the Badlands? Get on board as Kenneth C. Davis, author of the acclaimed national bestseller Don't Know Much About® History, takes us on a fascinating, breathtaking, and hilarious grand tour of the planet Earth -- opening our eyes and imaginations to a wide, wild, and wonderful world we never knew.

The Spell of the Black Dagger

"How far back do you want to go?" "I don't know," Sarai admitted. "You may not
find anything." "I know that," Sarai said, flinging down a thick report and glaring
angrily at Tikri. "Don't you think I know that? But I don't have much of anything
else ...

The Spell of the Black Dagger

Originally published: New York: Ballantine Books, 1993.

Don t Know Much About the American Presidents

In it, Washington wrote: “All possess alike liberty ofconscience and immunitiesof
citizenship. It is now no morethat toleration is spokenof,asifit was
bytheindulgence of one classofpeople, that another enjoyed the exerciseoftheir
inherent ...

Don t Know Much About   the American Presidents

Which president broke the law to prevent enslaved people from being freed? Who said, "When the president does it,that means it's not illegal"? Why does America have a president? From the heated debates among the framers of the Constitution in 1787 over an "elected king," to the creation of the presidency, and on through rich profiles of each man who has held the office, New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis takes readers on a guided tour of American history. Examining each chief executive, from the low lights to the bright lights, the memorable to the forgettable and the forgotten, Davis tells all the stories, offering rich anecdotes about real people. He also charts the history of the presidency itself, debunking myths and grading the presidents from A+ to F. For history buffs and history-phobes alike, this entertaining book may change your understanding of the highest office in the land throughout more than two hundred years of history.

Kirtan

What turned your sights to India ? I knew I had to get out of America ; I didn ' t
know much of anything else . I sold my guitar and went to Europe . I ended up in
Greece with all these avant garde poets . A few of them had come back from India
 ...

Kirtan

Eight top singers talk about chanting, the new cultural phenomenon sweeping from coast to coast in the US.

The Rise of David Levinsky

“Anyhow, you certainly knew that marriage is the most serious thing in life,” I
persisted. “Oh, I don't think I knew much of anything.” “And after the wedding?” “
After the wedding I knew that I was a married woman and must be contented,”
she ...

The Rise of David Levinsky

A young Hasidic Jew seeks his fortune in New York's Lower East Side. He turns from his religious studies to focus on the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.

Packers Consent Decree

I am only talking of fruit ; I don ' t know much of anything else , but that commodity
is suffering in our country because the packers have been put out of business .
Now , I have done business in Texas over the A . R . & T . — the American ...

Packers Consent Decree


Don t Know Much About History

In this updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history.

Don t Know Much About History

Who really discovered America? What was "the shot heard 'round the world"? Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: Did he or didn't he? From the arrival of Columbus through the bizarre election of 2000 and beyond, Davis carries readers on a rollicking ride through more than 500 years of American history. In this updated edition of the classic anti-textbook, he debunks, recounts, and serves up the real story behind the myths and fallacies of American history.

Don t Know Much About Mythology

In his irreverent and popular question-and-answer style, Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world, as well as the works of literature that have made them famous.

Don t Know Much About Mythology

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series -- a magical journey into the timeless world of mythology It has been fifteen years since Kenneth C. Davis first dazzled audiences with his instant classic Don't Know Much About® History, vividly bringing the past to life and proving that Americans don't hate history, they just hate the dull, textbook version they were fed in school. With humor, wit, and a knack for storytelling, Davis has been bringing readers of all ages up to speed on history, geography, and science ever since. Now, in the classic traditions of Edith Hamilton and Joseph Campbell, he turns his talents to the world of myth. Where do we come from? Why do stars shine and the seasons change? What is evil? Since the beginning of time, people have answered such questions by crafting imaginative stories that have served as religion, science, philosophy, and popular literature. In his irreverent and popular question-and-answer style, Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world, as well as the works of literature that have made them famous. In a single volume, he tackles Mesopotamia's Gilgamesh, the first hero in world mythology; Achilles and the Trojan War; Stonehenge and the Druids; Thor, the Nordic god of thunder; Chinese oracle bones; the use of peyote in ancient Native American rites; and the dramatic life and times of the man who would be Buddha. Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes -- from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse -- continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music. For mythology novices and buffs alike, and for anyone who loves a good story, Don't Know Much About® Mythology is a lively and insightful look into the greatest stories ever told.

Love Is Blind

deal with them. .. so the school system didn't teach me much of anything in these
classrooms we watched television ... this insecurity that I still hold till this very day
I don't know much about anything everything that I'veevery really learned in my ...

Love Is Blind

I've been through a lot in my life and was always on the right path in life up until i found out at the age of 17 that I was adopted I went into the deepest state of depression it crushed my world but at the same time started my new beginning...all throughout my life I was searching for the truth I didn't think I would ever find myself or my biological family until one day a letter, a pen and a pad of paper would change my life forever

106 Arrowhead Drive

“I knew he went to see his mother at Thanksgiving all those years,” said Angela. “I
couldn't escape ... “You know, I thought it was strange, once I got old enough to
catch on to some of their more in-depth conversations. Tommy hung out ... “It
seems our families are destined for bitter sweet romances, doesn't it? Granddad
and ...

106 Arrowhead Drive

It wont be tonight. I cant bear the thought of leaving. But she did. Catherine Baldwin and Nanny Maggie gathered up all five children, the youngest a mere two weeks old, and ran for their lives. Catherines husband was deadand her mother-in-law wanted revengepower and influence her weapons of choice. What would become of the late Dr. Bradley Devin Baldin IIIs widow and her children? Was there any hope that the good doctors legacy would one day be restored to his family? Would they ever be able to safely return to the beloved home he had built for them? Would 106 Arrowhead Drive be filled once again with the sound of his childrens laughter?

Lucky Stiffs

That doesn't make any sense. What does my research—or my family!—have to
do with a sadistic bomber?” “I don't know that yet either.” Dillon snorted
incredulity. “It seems to me you don't know much about anything! And that Miami
fire was ...

Lucky Stiffs

Curiously suspicious over the mysterious circumstances surrounding the accidental deaths of his paternal aunt and uncle, third-year UCLA law student, Dillon (Jaeger) Dorin, uncovers evidence suggesting possible conspiracy and murder. His aunt and uncle, who were also his godparents, were winners of a sizable lottery jackpot; however, by their untimely deaths, most of the funds had disappeared. A series of explosions and violent murders have a seasoned U.S. marshal, and an inexperienced IRS agent tracking a money laundering suspect whose path crisscrosses that of Dillon’s research, drawing attention to Dillon, his family, and friends, and sending them all fl eeing hired assassins. All the while, a plot is being developed by a sinister international banking cartel to fi x one of the nation’s largest multi-state lotto games. Greed and power are the motives; but murder and mayhem chase our young protagonist from the beaches of Los Angeles to the back alleys of storm-tossed New Orleans. Along the way he discovers what true treasure is.

Drugs Drinks and Cigarettes

There are an equal amount of desks in this room as there would be in any other,
yet the room is high and spacious. Like all my other classes, ... I don't know what
love is. Come to think of it, I am fourteen and I don't know much about anything.

Drugs  Drinks  and Cigarettes


Don t Know Much About History Anniversary Edition

The book became an instant classic and has sold more than 1.6 million copies.

Don t Know Much About History  Anniversary Edition

“Reading [Kenneth C. Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had.” —People Revised, updated, and expanded, the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Kenneth C. Davis’s classic anti-textbook Don’t Know Much About History revitalizes the landmark book’s ability to revolutionize the way we look at our past. Like Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, Davis’s Don’t Know Much About History captivates readers with a wry and lucid, comprehensive and comprehensible narrative. With a new section covering the twenty-first century’s most significant events, from the Great Recession to Hurricane Katrina to the election of Barack Obama and more, the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Don’t Know Much About History reinvigorates the book’s crucial promise of delivering fascinating, insight-driven learning to a new generation of readers.

Don t Know Much About the Universe

Kenneth C. Davis steps into that void with a lively and readable guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people who have shed light on the mysteries and wonders of the cosmos.

Don t Know Much About the Universe

Who dug those canals on Mars? What was the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Were the pyramids built by extraterrestrials? From the ancients who charted the heavens to Star Trek, The X-Files, and Apollo 13, outer space has intrigued people through the ages. Yet most of us look up at the night sky and feel totally in the dark when it comes to the basic facts about the universe. Kenneth C. Davis steps into that void with a lively and readable guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people who have shed light on the mysteries and wonders of the cosmos. Discover why Einstein was such a genius, the truth behind a blue moon or two, the amazing secrets of Stonehenge, and even how one great astronomer lost his nose. With the fun question-and-answer format that has appealed to the millions of readers of his bestselling Don't Much About® series, you'll be taking off on an exciting armchair exploration of the solar system, the Milky Way, and beyond.

Dancing with Destiny

1 don't know much of anything anymore . . . the one thing 1 do know is that it
wasn't supposed to be like this . . . good luck ... exactly what he would say to
Lynne and how he would explain everything, thinking as Kristina had, that he
knew his ...

Dancing with Destiny

When Kristina Malet Stafford met up with Carl Alan Webber at the Darden School of Business during the 1970's, they had nothing in common but the pursuit of an MBA. She was a sophisticated big city child of privilege and he was a home grown mid west farm boy. Neither could have either imagined or believed the course their lives would take. Join them in the roller coaster ride that fate planned for them over the years. Share their triumphs and tribulations as destiny drags them throughout the US and Europe, through corporate boardrooms and parenthood, through infidelities and death ... until it brings them to a ending that is both sad yet inevitably joyous

A Life in Each Decade of the 20Th Century

... anyone to work. Yes, they said, they had a Swiss Italian out there by the name
of Kon-gre-duk [as best I could understand it]. ... to do the work, alright. I know
how to drive horses, do about anything else on a farm; but I didn't know much
about ...

A Life in Each Decade of the 20Th Century

As the 20th century approached the 1990s, Dad mentioned that if he could live that long he would have lived in each decade of the century. He often commented on the vast changes hed seen as they developed. He marveled at the first cars he saw about 1913. He experienced the progress of plowing, from teams to steam engine to tractors. He lived thru the Great Depression and two World Wars. He reveled in the development of power tools, from hand saw to chain saws, electric drills and such. He watched the advancement of airplanes, and witnessed the beginning of the space age and computers. This is his story, recorded on audio tapes as family history. It is told in his sometimes-blunt language (R-rated), including difficulties, mistakes, joys and accomplishments.