Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History

Paperback | November 29, 2011

byRichard Shenkman

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“Was there really a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting Lady Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ….No person, event, or thing is safe from Shenkman’s corrections.”
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Founder of George Mason University’s History News Network and bestselling author of Presidential Ambition and One Night Stands with American History, Rick Shenkman is an historian, a rebel, and a myth debunker par excellence. In Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History, he explodes some of the most honored and long-held misconceptions about kings and despots, wars and empires, religions, inventions, from the glory days of the Roman Empire to the dark days of World War Two. Fascinating, edifying, and irreverent, here is the real world history you were never taught in school—for history buffs and confirmed trivia fanatics everywhere!

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History comes an entertaining book exploring other countries. In Shenkman's zany history, nothing is as it seems and world luminaries are treated as actual human beings. Line drawings.

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“Was there really a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting Lady Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ….No person, event, or thing is safe from Shenkman’s corrections.” —BooklistFounder of George Mason University’s History News Network and bestselling author of Presidential Ambition and One Night Stand...

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Whistleblowing historian Richard Shenkman skewers the nonsense we were all taught about the world’s revolutions, religions, heroes, and inventors in a whirlwind tour of history.Queen Victoria may have usually worn black, but she loved to drink and party. The English were conned during World War II. Winston Churchill’s famous “finest ho...

Bestselling author of Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History now takes on the world! Skewering the nonsense we were all taught about the world's revolutions, religions, heroes, and inventors, Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History is a whirlwind tour of history from the Trojan War to World War II. Eclectic and fu...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:November 29, 2011Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 13:9780060922559

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History comes an entertaining book exploring other countries. In Shenkman's zany history, nothing is as it seems and world luminaries are treated as actual human beings. Line drawings.