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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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    ISBN 9780743296281
    Genre HISTORY / Historiography
    Format Paperback
    Pages 444
    Publisher Date 2007-10-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Touchstone Books
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.15 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Loewen, James W.
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Excellent read!
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      Fun topics. Well written!

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    • Interesting, but wordy
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      This "TEXTBOOK" offers additional facts and makes you rethink your history lessons.

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    • MUST READ
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      This book is a "must read" for anyone who desires a more educated lesson in history; and, or, just desires a whimsical illustration of how full of propaganda our history academia is. I wrote a term paper, using this book as my mode of thesis, and handed it to a history professor who just LOVED IT!!! A fantastic gift for someone who enjoys literature or education. A fantastic gift for anyone who enjoys reading.

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    • Most Excellent

      This is a must read. This book is a winner of the American Book Award and The Oliver Cox Anti Racism Award. This tells the real story of the Native Americans, how slavery was abolished and what Columbus really discovered. This book also tells why we learn about America History the way our school books taught us.

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    • lies my teacher told me
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      Well, this is a good book, I am sure, if you read it. It has so much information that it is not what I would consider and easy read! My 15 year old daughter who loves to devour books, had trouble with this one. She said that she just could not get in to it. I confess that I feel the same way.

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    • Most Helpful

    • Excellent read!
      Verified Purchase

      Fun topics. Well written!

      Read More
    • Interesting, but wordy
      Verified Purchase

      This "TEXTBOOK" offers additional facts and makes you rethink your history lessons.

      Read More
    • MUST READ
      Verified Purchase

      This book is a "must read" for anyone who desires a more educated lesson in history; and, or, just desires a whimsical illustration of how full of propaganda our history academia is. I wrote a term paper, using this book as my mode of thesis, and handed it to a history professor who just LOVED IT!!! A fantastic gift for someone who enjoys literature or education. A fantastic gift for anyone who enjoys reading.

      Read More
    • Most Excellent

      This is a must read. This book is a winner of the American Book Award and The Oliver Cox Anti Racism Award. This tells the real story of the Native Americans, how slavery was abolished and what Columbus really discovered. This book also tells why we learn about America History the way our school books taught us.

      Read More
    • lies my teacher told me
      Verified Purchase

      Well, this is a good book, I am sure, if you read it. It has so much information that it is not what I would consider and easy read! My 15 year old daughter who loves to devour books, had trouble with this one. She said that she just could not get in to it. I confess that I feel the same way.

      Read More

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