- File Size: 4783 KB
- Print Length: 465 pages
- Publisher: The New Press; Revised edition (April 8, 2008)
- Publication Date: April 8, 2008
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0041OT8EK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #462,186 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Kindle Edition
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A treat to read and a serious critique of American education. -- Award citation, American Book Award
An extremely convincing plea for truth in education. -- San Francisco Chronicle
Every history teacher in the land needs to read this book. -- San Jose Mercury News
Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. -- Howard Zinn
Honest and well-written. -- Harper's Magazine
Lies My Teacher Told Me goes beyond recounting fallacies of history and correcting American image: it surveys social issues misreported, ideas misrepresented, and encourages students of history to think about not only the facts, but the reporting which embellishes and colors their presentation. An invaluable guide for the reader. -- Midwest Book Review
Remarkable. -- USA Today --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I've gotten about a quarter of the book done, and have been skipping back and forth between chapters. One thing I noticed is that the author, while noting what our history books got wrong (keeping in mind that the word "wrong" isn't the correct one that should be used; neither is the word "lies"). Every single history book I've ever read is written from the Point of View of the writer, NOT the history. So every single history book has been biased slightly by the people who wrote them. This one is no different. Hindsight is always 20-20, and this book is no different.
I would highly recommended this book to anyone who feels institutionalized knowledge is suspect and should be verified.