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Through highlighting example after example, author James Loewen gives a passionate plea to teach history well--both for posterity and students' sakes. With an ardent love for unadulterated truth, Lies my Teacher Told Me is a powerful read that will make you examine each textbook twice! 444 indexed pages, softcover.
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Touchstone Faith
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.13 (inches)|
American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a NationJon MeachamRandom House / 2007 / Trade Paperback$16.20 Retail:
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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.
"An extremely convincing plea for truth in education." -- Mary Mackey, San Francisco Chronicle
"Remarkable." -- USA Today
"A lively critique." -- The New York Times
"Powerful and important...deserves to become an instant classic." -- The Washington Post Book World