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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong Paperback – October 16, 2007
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"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
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- Publisher : Atria Books; Revised edition (October 16, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 464 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0743296281
- ISBN-13 : 978-0743296281
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.13 x 1.2 x 9.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #191,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author constantly preaches about a complete history so kids can decide for themselves how to feel yet he won’t stop telling you how to feel. The author clearly has a hatred towards every school age history book that seems to stem from his own failure to get his published. He constantly attacks grade school history book over semantics. Not because they are wrong but because their wording doesn’t stir enough emotion. The real disappointment is that the author probably would have written a great history book that I would have enjoyed in school. This however is not it. While I agree with the authors feelings, I also hate being told how to feel.
On a positive note the book is made with an almost indescribable paper. It feels old and scratchy to the touch yet firm like card stock. It has a historical look to it as if it was weathered. I would find myself checking every page number to make sure I didn’t skip a page. That’s how robust the paper felt. Like two pages stuck together and the only remedy was for me to lick my fingers to break the new pages apart. I can’t wait to make paper airplanes out of it with my daughter.
I would highly recommended this book to anyone who feels institutionalized knowledge is suspect and should be verified.