From Columbus' voyage to the Clinton administration, hop aboard a rollicking ride through 600 years of Americana. With wit, candor and fascinating facts, Kenneth C. Davis explodes long-held myths and misconceptions -- revealing the very human side of history that the textbooks neglect. By asking simple questions and telling us the entertaining answers, Davis lets us all in on the basics of American history. This updated edition incorporates new research and discoveries, and covers topics such as the end of the Cold War, Clinton's impeachment, the bizarre elections of 2000, and the events that led to September 11th. For history buffs and history-phobes alike, Davis proves once more that reading him is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had.