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DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY

by | Read by Kenneth C. Davis

Contemporary Culture • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1992

This may as well be titled "History for the Determinedly Ignorant and Naive." Davis takes third-grade ideas and slants them toward faddish political rectitude: capitalists, Republicans and Caucasians are bad; environmentalists, socialists and unionizers are good. He narrates the introductions himself, and we are fairly warned; his voice is appropriately pedagogical--he sounds like a college sophomore. Mercifully, he turns the tapes over to a competent narrator, who is asked vapid questions by three or four stand-ins, one of whom sounds like Davis himself. Anyone with the faintest knowledge of the field will listen with gritted teeth. D.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 93]

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Formats

Retail pak • Random House Audio • 1992

CS ISBN 0553471031 $15.99 • Two cassettes

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