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History's Greatest Lies: The Startling Truths Behind World Events Our History Books Got Wrong

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The true stories behind historical events give readers a fascinating new look at our past. The revelations shock and amaze by exposing veiled motivations and convenient inaccuracies in well-documented actions by established leaders that often have a continuing effect on the world.

 

Each of the fifteen chapters points out a myth that is held as a common truth in history and summarizes what we think we know. Then the author shreds the tale to academic ribbons using the latest findings on each subject. Each true story sets the record straight, reveals timeless ulterior motives, introduces important personalities who successfully (and suspiciously) avoided responsibility in common history texts, and notes underlining issues that have continued relevance in the modern age. For instance, did Nero really fiddle as Rome burned? Did Paul Revere actually alert the militia that the British were coming? Did the Catholic Church imprison Galileo because his teachings conflicted with the Bible? Weir takes on all these myths and tells the reader what really happened.

 

Synopsis:

The true stories behind history commonly told give readers a fascinating new look at our past. The revelations shock and amaze by exposing veiled motivations and convenient inaccuracies in well-documented events by established leaders that often have a continuing affect on the world.

 

Each of the 25-30 chapters points out a lie that is held as a common truth in history and summarizes what we think we know. Then the author shreds the lie to academic ribbons using the latest findings on each subject. Each true story sets the record straight, reveals timeless ulterior motives, introduces important personalities who successfully (and suspiciously) avoided responsibility in common history texts, and notes underlining issues that have continued relevance in the modern age. From the unvarnished story of the crusades and the damage it did to the Muslim and Christian relationship to the real reason behind the start of the Vietnam War.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592333363
Subtitle:
The Startling Truths Behind World Events our History Books Got Wrong
Author:
Weir, William
Author:
Canduci, Alex
Author:
Canducci, Alex
Publisher:
Fair Winds Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
History
Subject:
Errors, inventions, etc.
Subject:
Controversial Knowledge
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
History -- Errors, inventions, etc.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
myths
Subject:
Deception
Subject:
scam
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Publication Date:
20090101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.51x7.61x.85 in. 1.34 lbs.

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The true stories behind history commonly told give readers a fascinating new look at our past. The revelations shock and amaze by exposing veiled motivations and convenient inaccuracies in well-documented events by established leaders that often have a continuing affect on the world.

 

Each of the 25-30 chapters points out a lie that is held as a common truth in history and summarizes what we think we know. Then the author shreds the lie to academic ribbons using the latest findings on each subject. Each true story sets the record straight, reveals timeless ulterior motives, introduces important personalities who successfully (and suspiciously) avoided responsibility in common history texts, and notes underlining issues that have continued relevance in the modern age. From the unvarnished story of the crusades and the damage it did to the Muslim and Christian relationship to the real reason behind the start of the Vietnam War.

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