A Nation Rising (Hardcover)

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

By Kenneth C. Davis

Smithsonian, 9780061118203, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2010

List Price: 27.99*
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Description

“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.



About the Author

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of A Nation Rising; America's Hidden History; and Don't Know Much About® History, which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About® series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. He blogs regularly at www.dontknowmuch.com.



Praise For A Nation Rising: Untold Tales of Flawed Founders, Fallen Heroes, and Forgotten Fighters from America’s Hidden History

“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

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

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