Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History

November 29, 2011|
Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History by Richard 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!

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...
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Title:Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.72 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.72 in
Published:November 29, 2011
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060922559

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