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    DescriptionFrom the author of the national bestseller "Lies My Teacher Told Me," the second myth-busting history book which focuses on the inaccuracies, myths, and lies that can be found at national landmarks and historical sites all across America. In "Lies Across America," James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning "Lies My Teacher Told Me," of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. With entries drawn from each of the fifty states, Loewen reveals that: The USS Intrepid, the "feel-good" war museum, celebrates its glorious service in World War II but nowhere mentions the three tours it served in Vietnam. The Jefferson Memorial misquotes from the Declaration of Independence and skews Jefferson's writings to present this conflicted slave owner as a near abolitionist. Abraham Lincoln had been dead for thirty years when his birthplace cabin was built. "Lies Across America" is a reality check for anyone who has ever sought to learn about America through the nation's public sites and markers. Entertaining and enlightening, it is destined to change the way American readers see their country.


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    Title
    Lies Across America
    Subtitle
    What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James W Loewen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 449
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743296298
    ISBN 10: 074329629X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 973
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBAH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 973
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A16010200
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    B&T Approval Code: A14150000
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU016000
    LC classification: E159 .L64 2007
    Thema V1.0: NHAH, NHK
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Touchstone Books
    Imprint name
    Touchstone Books
    Publication date
    16 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Loewen is a one-man historical truth squad....He has written a devastating portrait of how American history is commemorated." - "The Nation"