Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History

March 26, 2013|
Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History by Richard Shenkman
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The truth and nothing but the truth—Richard Shenkman sheds light on America's most believed legends.

The story of Columbus discovering 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 4th.

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.

Richard Shenkman is an associate professor of history at George Mason University and theNew York Timesbestselling author of six history books, includingPresidential Ambition;Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History; andJust How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter. The editor and founder of George Mason ...
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Title:Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.5 in
Published:March 26, 2013
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060972615

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