Last week the Department of Education released the results of their National Assessment of Educational Progress, and the report shows that American kids still don’t know much about history. Less than a quarter of American students were deemed proficient in U.S. history, and history was the students’ overall weakest subject.
What better way to brush up all our history knowledge than with the Don’t Know Much About Series by Kenneth C. Davis? Twenty years ago, Kenneth C. Davis’ classic anti-textbook Don’t Know Much About History hit the New York Times bestseller list for the first time and proved that Americans didn’t hate history—just the dull version that was dished out in school. The book soon gave rise to the beloved Don’t Know Much About series, which now has more than 5 million books in print.
Now that school’s out for the summer, it’s the perfect time to catch up on the lighter side of Ken Davis’s work—his QUIZ BOOKS.
For just a limited time only, the e-book editions of Davis' Don’t Know Much About Anything and Don’t Know Much About Anything Else are only $3.99 (click the links above, then choose your preferred retailer to buy the e-books). Chock-full of fun quizzes and eye-opening, brain-boggling facts about anything and everything in the world, these books are the perfect companions this summer for quality family hours, long car rides, plane flights, or relaxing downtime.
And if you’re looking for even more ways to brush up on your history, make sure to check out the revised and updated 20th Anniversary Edition of Don’t Know Much About History by Kenneth C. Davis, in stores everywhere today. This new hardcover edition of the classic that has sold 1.7-million copies presents a full-scale history of America that takes you from the discovery of the country right up to the election of Barack Obama and the first years of his administration.
Become a fan of Kenneth C. Davis on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, and read his blog. And make sure to visit his website to learn more about the books in the Don’t Know Much About Series.