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A Nation Rising

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A Nation Rising

Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America's Hidden History

By Kenneth C. Davis

Smithsonian, Hardcover, 9780061118203, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010


"History in Davis's hands is loud, coarse, painful, funny, irreverent--and memorable."
-- San Francisco Chronicle

Following on his New York Times bestsellers America's Hidden History and Don't Know Much About History, Ken Davis explores the next chapter in the country's hidden history: the gritty first half of the 19th century, among the most tumultuous in the nation's short life.

Praise For A Nation Rising

Praise for America’s Hidden History:“American history in the vibrant narrative tradition of David McCullough.”
-Ron Powers, author of Flags of Our Fathers

“With his special gift for revealing the significance of neglected historical characters, Kenneth Davis creates a multi-layered, haunting narrative.”
-Ray Raphael, author of Founders

“Davis is a fine writer who uses a fast-moving narrative to tell these stories well... This is an informative and enjoyable work.”