Kenneth C. Davis

Kenneth C. Davis is the creator and author of the bestselling “Don’t Know Much About” series. The first book in the series, “Don’t Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned,” was originally published in 1990 and spent 35 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. In April 2003, a completely revised, expanded and updated edition of “Don’t Know Much About History” was published by HarperCollins. To date, more than 1.4-million copies of the book have been sold. This September, Davis answers all of the questions you never think to ask in his new book “Don’t Know Much About Anything.” Davis struck a chord with Americans who want to be educated and entertained. With an engaging style and offbeat approach that uses humor, anecdotal material, and contemporary references, he makes his subjects — often viewed as “boring” — come vividly to life. Other titles in the series are “Don’t Know Much About Geography,” “Don’t Know Much About the Civil War,” “Don’t Know Much About the Bible,” “Don’t Know Much About the Universe” and “Don’t Know Much About Mythology.” In addition, Davis has developed a series of “Don’t Know Much About” books for children. These books take the “Don’t Know Much About” concept of making learning fun to younger readers in both picture books and middle grade reference books. They include “Don’t Know Much About the 50 States,” “Don’t Know Much About the Solar System,” “Don’t Know Much About the Presidents,” and “Don’t Know Much About the Pilgrims.” He launched a “Don’t Know Much About” biography series and the latest is a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Once dubbed the “King of Knowing” by, Mr. Davis has been a Contributing Editor to USA WEEKEND, where his “Don’t Know Much About” column appeared in more than 600 newspapers. In addition, he has written for such national publications as The New York Times, Newsday, The Washington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle. He frequently brings his unconventional and entertaining approach to the subject of America’s misunderstanding of history, geography, and the Bible to hundreds of television and radio talk shows, including National Public Radio, where he was a Commentator for All Things Considered. (You may also be interested to know that Davis has appeared as a “Wise Man” on Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire!) Born and educated in public schools in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Kenneth C. Davis attended Concordia College in Bronxville, N.Y. and Fordham University at Lincoln Center. In December 1998, he was honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters by Concordia College. He is married to Joann Davis. The couple divides their time between New York City and Vermont. They have two children, Jenny and Colin.

Broadcast 825 (Special Edition)

This special two hour Friday Space Show program presents two great programs. The first hour , Kenneth Davis, author, was with us. Ken has many books to his fame but we primarily talked about "Don't Know Much About The Universe." This is a fun and informative program that you will not want to miss. Ken is with us for about 40 minutes and then I pick up and make the announcements I would normally make during the first few minutes of the show. While Ken Davis was with us, we had lots of listener questions about education, kids books, rare space facts and much more.

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