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    DescriptionWinner of the 1996 American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship Americans have lost touch with their history, and in this thought-provoking book, Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying twelve 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 ten powerful chapters, Loewen reveals that: The United States dropped three times as many tons of explosives in Vietman as it dropped in all theaters of World War II, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki Ponce de Leon went to Florida mainly to capture Native Americans as slaves for Hispaniola, not to find the mythical fountain of youth Woodrow Wilson, known as a progressive leader, was in fact a white supremacist who personally vetoed a clause on racial equality in the Covenant of the League of Nations The first colony to legalize slavery was not Virginia but Massachusetts From the truth about Columbus's historic voyages to an honest evaluation of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring to it the vitality and relevance it truly possesses.


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    Title
    Lies My Teacher Told Me
    Subtitle
    Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James W Loewen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743296281
    ISBN 10: 0743296281
    Classifications

    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
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 973
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/AWARD
    BIC subject category V2: HBAH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    DC22: 973
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A16010200
    BISAC V2.8: HIS035000
    B&T Approval Code: A14150000
    BISAC V2.8: EDU016000
    LC classification: E175.85 .L64 2007
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Touchstone Books
    Imprint name
    Touchstone Books
    Publication date
    16 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Remarkable." -- "USA Today"