Kenneth C. Davis is The New York Times bestselling author of America's Hidden Historyand Don't Know Much About History, along with other books for adults and children in the "Don't Know Much About" series. He published In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives, his first work of narrative nonfiction for Young Adults in 2016. His latest book for Young Adults is More Deadly Than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, and other national publications. A frequent media guest, Mr. Davis has appeared on CNN, Today, Fox & Friends, CBS This Morning, and numerous radio shows, including NPR's "All Things Considered," "Diane Rehm Show," and "Here & Now." During the past seven years in his outreach to teachers and students, he has visited more than 200 classrooms around the country via Skype, discussing the critical connection between past and present, linking history and the headlines.
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