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Kenneth C. Davis

Biography

Kenneth C. Davis

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY and DON'T KNOW ABOUT® HISTORY, which gave rise to the Don’t Know Much About® series of books for adults and children. A frequent guest on national television and radio and a Ted-Ed Educator, Davis enjoys Skype visits with middle and high school classrooms to discuss history. He lives in New York City.

Kenneth C. Davis

Books by Kenneth C. Davis

by Kenneth C. Davis - Biography, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Youth Fiction

Here are the stories of five enslaved people who witnessed the birth of America: Billy Lee, valet to George Washington; Ona Judge, who escaped from Martha Washington; Isaac Granger, servant of Thomas Jefferson; Paul Jennings, who witnessed the War of 1812 in James Madison's White House; and Alfred Jackson, “owned” by Andrew Jackson. These true stories explore our country's great, tragic contradiction --- that a nation “conceived in liberty” was also born in shackles.

by Kenneth C. Davis - Children's 10-14, Education, History, Military

With 2018 marking the 100th anniversary of the worst disease outbreak in modern history, the story of the Spanish flu is more relevant today than ever. This narrative, told through the stories and voices of the people caught in the deadly maelstrom, explores how this vast, global epidemic was intertwined with the horrors of World War I --- and how it could happen again. Complete with photographs, documents, modern research and firsthand reports by medical professionals and survivors, this book provides insight into a catastrophe that transformed America in the early 20th century.