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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong


  

by: James W. Loewen

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Touchstone Books
EAN: 9780743296281
Edition: Revised
Feature: Touchstone Books
ISBN: 0743296281
Item Dimensions: 925612115120
Label: Touchstone
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Touchstone
MPN: 9780743296281
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 464
Publication Date: October 16, 2007
Publisher: Touchstone
Release Date: October 16, 2007
Studio: Touchstone

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This updated and revised edition of the American Book Award-winner and national bestseller revitalizes the truth of America’s history, explores how myths continue to be perpetrated, and includes a new chapter on 9/11 and the Iraq War.

Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past.

In this revised edition, packed with updated material, Loewen explores how historical myths continue to be perpetuated in today's climate and adds an eye-opening chapter on the lies surrounding 9/11 and the Iraq War. From the truth about Columbus's historic voyages to an honest evaluation of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring the vitality and relevance it truly possesses.

Thought provoking, nonpartisan, and often shocking, Loewen unveils the real America in this iconoclastic classic beloved by high school teachers, history buffs, and enlightened citizens across the country.



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