History's Greatest Lies: The Startling Truths Behind World Events our History Books Got Wrong

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Fair Winds Press, Jan 1, 2009 - History - 288 pages
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The true stories behind historical events give readers a fascinating new look at our past. The revelations shock and amaze by exposing veiled motivations and convenient inaccuracies in well-documented actions by established leaders that often have a continuing effect on the world. Each of the fifteen chapters points out a myth that is held as a common truth in history and summarizes what we think we know. Then the author shreds the tale to academic ribbons using the latest findings on each subject. Each true story sets the record straight, reveals timeless ulterior motives, introduces important personalities who successfully (and suspiciously) avoided responsibility in common history texts, and notes underlining issues that have continued relevance in the modern age. For instance, did Nero really fiddle as Rome burned? Did Paul Revere actually alert the militia that the British were coming? Did the Catholic Church imprison Galileo because his teachings conflicted with the Bible? Weir takes on all these myths and tells the reader what really happened.

 

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In historian Weir's newest, he examines and debunks popular historical myths, trimming the proceedings in a textbook-like assemblage of color illustrations and sidebars. Weir cites numerous sources ... Read full review

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If this book is as good as the 49 pages I've read, this book is going to be the most eye opening book I've read on or related to world history, everything I learned in school is useless, the curriculum has been designed for the Christian mind, with their fairy tales about god & angels. The problem is, the reason this has happened is because Christians try to make non-Christians feel bad or guilty for not believing or not having the stupidity they have in believing in a cosmic god, I could go on and one for like mile a minute, talking about this but I rather you open your eyes perhaps read many books on the subject and escape your ignorance. And not by reading one or two books, also understand many people who do not believe in god, are ignorant because they don't, they are actually wiser, compare your belief in god to the cartoons you watched as a kid or your belief in Santa, you eventually grew out of that belief, why are you still holding on to the belief in god? Think about it if you can. 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
THE FIRST LIE WE LEARNED IN SCHOOL
10
LIES FROM THE ANCIENTS
26
LIES FROM THE RENAISSANCE
58
LIES FROM THE TIME OF THE REVOLUTIONS
116
LIES FROM THE AMERICAN WILD WEST
152
LIES FROM JUST YESTERDAY
188
BIBLIOGRAPHY
268
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
274
IMAGE CREDITS
275
INDEX
277
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William Weir

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