Kenneth C. Davis

October 28 marked the anniversary of Mussolini’s March on Rome, an act of political theater that took place nearly 100 years ago. It led to handing the future dictator the reins of power. Hitler watched Mussolini and learned. "Don’t Know Much About History" author Kenneth C. Davis discusses his new book and what these five dictators had in common, how they seized power, and what their stories teach us today.

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As more companies recognize Juneteenth and offer it as a company holiday, we discuss the historical roots of Juneteenth and its context during today’s Black Lives Matter protests and movement for civil rights. Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. How has America grappled with the legacy of slavery, and how has it led to today’s struggles over systemic racism?


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We discuss the history of impeachments and the Senate impeachment trial, its outcome, the votes of Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins, and we get listener reactions to the impeachment process.


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Historian, author and Maine Calling favorite Ken Davis joins us to talk about his latest book.

Kenneth C. Davis is an American historian and author, best known for his “Don’t Know Much About” series of history books.

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One hundred years ago, the Spanish flu pandemic infected 500 million people worldwide — about one-third of the planet’s population — and killed an estimated 20 million-50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans. Author Ken Davis join us to talk about the history and repercussions of this pandemic, as captured in his newest book.

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Our favorite ‘don’t know much about history’ guest, Kenneth Davis, joins us to talk about some Presidential history we may not have been taught in school.

Guest: Kenneth C. Davis is the bestselling author of Don’t Know Much About History and other books in the Don’t Know Much About® series. 

 

The Lives of Slaves in Early America

Jan 16, 2017
http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Freedom-Over-Me/Ashley-Bryan/9781481456906

This is a rebroadcast of our earlier show (11/14/16); no calls will be taken.

Two authors join us to talk about the lives of slaves.  Freedom Over Me, by Ashley Bryan, brings to life eleven slaves Bryan first encountered in an 1828 slave document he bought at a local Maine auction over a decade ago.  In the Shadow of Liberty, by Kenneth C. Davis, is the story of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents

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The Life of a Slave in America

Nov 14, 2016
http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Freedom-Over-Me/Ashley-Bryan/9781481456906

THE LIFE OF A SLAVE IN EARLY AMERICA

Two authors join us to talk about the lives of slaves.  Freedom Over Me, by Ashley Bryan, brings to life eleven slaves Bryan first encountered in an 1828 slave document he bought at a local Maine auction over a decade ago.  In the Shadow of Liberty, by Kenneth C. Davis, is the story of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents. 

Guests:  Ashley Bryan is an award-winning Maine author and illustrator of more than 50 books.