Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
by James W Loewen
Editor: Touchstone Books
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Winner in 1996 of the American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for his Anti-Racist Scholarship, the Americans have lost touch with their history, and in this book reflection, Professor James Loewen shows whyAfter studying twelve high school American history of texts, he concluded that “not one” does a decent job of making history interesting or memorablewasted by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, blind optimism, pure misinformation and lies, these books omit near ambiguity, passion, conflict, drama and our pastIn ten powerful chapters, Loewen reveals that: The United States has dropped three times the number of tons of explosives in Vietman as it fell in all the theaters of World War II, including Hiroshima and Nagasaki Ponce de Leon went to Florida, mainly to capture the Native Americans as slaves to Hispaniola, not to find the mythical Woodrow Wilson fountain of youth, known as a progressive leader, it was in fact a supremacy of the race
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