Book Reviews of Legends, Lies, and Cherished Myths of American History

Legends, Lies, and Cherished Myths of American History
Legends Lies and Cherished Myths of American History
Author: Richard Shenkman
ISBN-13: 9780060972615
ISBN-10: 0060972610
Publication Date: 8/3/1992
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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This was an eye-opener. It takes most of our American heros and cuts them down to something real and relatable. I loved it and wish more history books were this interesting.
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Some interesting topics. Would be great for a history teacher.
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Really interesting book that lets us in on secret: a lot of the thing swe learned in history class are not true, like July 4th is not the "real" Independence Day, Nathan Hale's dying words were not "I regret that I only have one life to give for my country, and pilgrims didn't live in log cabins.

Quick, fun read!!!
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The truth and nothing but the truth-Richard Shenkman sheds light on America's most believed legends. *The story that Columbus discovered that the world was round was invented by Washington Irving.*The pilgrims never lived in log cabins.*In Concord, Massachusetts, a third of all babies born in the twenty years before the Revolution were conceived out of wedlock. *Washington may have never told a lie, but he loved to drink and dance, and he fell in love with his best friend's wife. *Independence wasn't declared on July 4 (and the Liberty Bell was so little regarded that Philadelphia tried to sell it for scrap metal but nobody wanted it). *There's no evidence that anyone died in a frontier shootout at high noon. *After World War II, the U.S. Government concluded that Japan would have surrendered within months, even if we had not bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
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Amusing short essays on American History.
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Love it, just great to get the real story.
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Fun to read.