Lies They Teach in School: Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies

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Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., May 1, 2012 - History - 176 pages
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It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told they did. Such items are taught in schools. They are passed down to us by our families and friends and have become part of our shared cultural knowledge. And they are wrong. Touching on a number of topics— including history, current events, government, sports, geography, and popular culture—Lies They Teach in School exposes errors that have been perpetuated for far too long. It will enlighten and entertain. It will certainly start a number of arguments, and settle a few others.
 

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Contents

Burning Witches
8
Dr Seuss
22
Diamonds
30
Great Dane
43
President James Buchanan
56
The Windy City
61
Miracle on Ice
74
Eleanor Roosevelt Leaves the D A R
87
Womens Suffrage
92
President Fillmores Bathtub
105
The Shortest War
118
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