How Come They Always had the Battles in the National Parks?

  • by Peter Bales
  • Narrated by Peter Bales
  • 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is not your father's history book! Spanning prehistoric times all the way through the Civil War, How Come They Always had the Battles in the National Parks? presents a humorous look at our country's past, a historically accurate, concise, and easy to follow account of the main events in America's saga up through the Civil War, definitely enough to get you by in case you find yourself surrounded by annoying smart people at a party. Ideal for young people who want to learn and older folks who like to remember, this audiobook offers a perfect blend of information and humor, proving conclusively that the subject of History can be both interesting and fun.


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Customer Reviews

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After downloading dozens of books from I've finally come across one that is really awful. I listened to about 30 minutes of this book and found it humorless, tasteless and offensive. After discussing the awful reality of race relations in the US, Bales wraps up his comments with something about Michael Jackson bleaching his face. ought to remove this from their catalogue, refund any of us who purchased it and let Bales know just how bad his stuff is.
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- David G. Edelstein

Poor show

I found this book to be myopic and politically correct to the point of warping the facts. It also omits a great deal, leaving an even more warped and "tv" version of history. It has a funny moment or two, but overall there are better sources for history.

It's a pity that it was this author overheard the comment that led to the title. In the hands of a better historian with a sense of humour it might have resulted in a great book.
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- Evan James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-26-2006
  • Publisher: Peter Bales