Monday, August 22, 2011

Interview With Kenneth C. Davis On Learning First Alliance Blog

DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY ANNIVERSARY EDITION BY KENNETH C. DAVISKenneth C. Davis is featured in a new online interview at the Learning First Alliance blog. In the interview Ken discusses the recently published 20th-anniversary edition of his classic work, Don't Know Much About History, and how he updated the content of the book to reflect the turbulent historical times:  "The new 'Anniversary' edition of the book includes material that was added to cover the extraordinary events of the past decade or so in American History, a period I call an 'Era of Broken Trust.' These extraordinary events, beginning in the late 1990s, include corporate scandals; the dot-com bust; the deciding of a Presidential election by the Supreme Court; the scandals afflicting churches, particularly the Catholic Church; the terror strikes on 9/11; the two wars begun in the aftermath of the 'War on Terror'; Hurricane Katrina; and the "Great Recession.'"


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