For more than twenty years since his New York Times bestseller Don’t Know Much About® History first appeared, Davis has shown that Americans don’t hate history, just the dull version dished out in school.
Now Davis turns his attention to what is arguably the most important and most fascinating subject in American history: our presidents. From the heated debates over executive powers through the curious election of George Washington in 1789 and, for more than 200 years, up through the meteoric rise of Barack Obama, the presidency has been at the heart of American history. From the low lights to the bright lights, from the intellectuals to the disasters, from the memorable to the forgettable and forgotten, Davis tells all the stories. He uses his entertaining question-and-answer style to chart the history of the presidency itself as well as debunk the myths of America’s leaders and recount the real stories of these very real people.
For history buffs and history-phobes alike, this entertaining audiobook is packed with memorable facts that will change your understanding of the highest office in the land and the men who have occupied it.
About Arthur Morey
Arthur Morey has recorded or been featured in a number of audiobook recordings including titles by John Updike, E.L. Doctorow, Richard Russo, John Irving, and John McCain. He attended Harvard and the University of Chicago, acted in a number of productions off-Broadway in New York and off-Loop in Chicago, and performed as a singer-songwriter with Il Piccolo Teatro di Milano. He taught performance and writing at Fordham, Northwestern, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He has worn other hats in the book business—ghost writing and editing books on politics, medicine, literary criticism and self-help.
About Kirby Heyborne
Kirby Heyborne has received critical acclaim for his starring role in the award-winning World War II drama Saints and Soldiers. He has had starring roles in eight other features and two short films, and has also appeared on the WB’s Everwood and many national commercials. He has garnered rave reviews for his narration for Books on Tape over the years and is considered one of the finest narrators working today.
About Mark Bramhall
Mark Bramhall has been acting professionally since 1966. He has appeared off-Broadway, at numerous leading regional theatres and in 30 productions at Los Angeles' celebrated repertory company, A Noise Within, where he is a Resident Artist. Favorite (recent) roles: Lucky in Waiting For Godot, Harpagon in The Miser, Charles in Blithe Spirit, and Howard in Picnic. His awards and nominations include Dramalogue, Ovation, Garland, LA Weekly, L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Robby honors.
About Kenneth C. Davis
Kenneth C. Davis is the author of The New York Times bestselling DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT® HISTORY which gave rise to the DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT® series, featuring the Bible, the Civil War, and Geography among other titles. He is also the author of the The New York Times bestseller AMERICA'S HIDDEN HISTORY. Davis appears regularly on national television and radio. He lives in New York with his wife.