How do you make this mistake? At the top of page 42 of this book it states when referring to Charles 1 of England: "The king's wife, who was Marie Antoinette, was a French Catholic." King Charles was in fact married to Henrietta Maria, who was French. However, she was not Marie Antoinette. This makes me wonder how many other mistakes there are in this book.
I liked the book over all ,but felt they went into too much detail about irrelevant history. It seems a little confusing when the chapter is tilted one thing but they discuss other people and events. It covers a lot of history and people. It's a good book if you want to get through a summary of American history in one year.
I really think this book is good but for a quick example for updates well needed in this book. A woman archelogist spent a good amount of her life researching and and conducting digs that has proven the Vikings lived in America for close to 500 years before the Indians "came" and brutally murdered their village. Until that time the Vikings were unaware of the Indians. The evidence strongly implies that those particular tribes were not living on this land until they brutally murdered the Viking tribes. This bothers me greatly because, due to the history books not being through and not telling all of the truth in many cases the Western European nations have taken on a bad reputation that is nothing more than a lie and we should be seeking the truth.