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48 Liberal Lies About American History: (That You Probably Learned in School)

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8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Outstanding Book which should be mandatory reading for parents and students

Larry Schweikart has put together an outstanding book and it hits home when you look at what has passed for curriculum in many schools. Modern textbooks are so biased in how they present American history that it is time that parents really look hard into what is being ...
Larry Schweikart has put together an outstanding book and it hits home when you look at what has passed for curriculum in many schools. Modern textbooks are so biased in how they present American history that it is time that parents really look hard into what is being presented. As a history teacher, Schweikart corrects many deficiencies that I have seen institutionalized into textbooks and curriculum in many school districts. I would strongly recommend that parents read the book and then take a look at your child's social studies text book.

posted by 941167 on February 4, 2009

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4 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

What?

I read this book as a school assigment and I must say I am surprised a history professor let his own views create such a bias in this book. I won't bother citing any examples as it is blatantly present in the entire text. Not only does he imply that conspiracy theorie...
I read this book as a school assigment and I must say I am surprised a history professor let his own views create such a bias in this book. I won't bother citing any examples as it is blatantly present in the entire text. Not only does he imply that conspiracy theories such as the government being the ones that organized the 9/11 attacks and that Truman only dropped to A-bomb to scare the soviets are taught in history text books, but he also comes right out and says that since the KKK gets a whole page in most american history text books that it portrays america as intolerant and racist throughout the entire 20th century. This book was nothing but a load of conservative bias that offers absolutely no alternative views and damns anything that could possibly detract from anybody's view of America. This book should be renamed "48 reasons why any negative comments on america are wrong and Liberals are heinous conspiracy theorists"

posted by 2376112 on December 8, 2009

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

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    Easy to read articles that tell a further story

    I am a historian, and it always amazes me when people review books that are not blatantly liberal in tone and say they're being "biased." This book is decidedly NOT liberal in tone, but it does present factual evidence showing there are always more details in a mix. Dr. Schweikart has brought out some very interesting points for which every student or reader of history should glean new information.

    The brilliance of this book is that it was deliberately intended to challenge the one sided presentation of the high school history books and make people realize that there was far more to the mix than is presented in the liberal textbooks of today. In fact, I will NOT use a textbook in a class for that very reason.......

    Additionally, I find Schweikart to be historically accurate in most areas whether you "agree" with him or not. IF you follow his research and glean a different conclusion, well, that's the beauty of historical research. However, if you merely READ his book and disagree because you lean too far toward liberalism, then that's just as biased as saying that his view is "too far right."

    Somewhere between the liberal left and the conservative right lies the truth, but if we cover up the conservative right, we will never see it. And that's the true value of this book. I will use it for many years to counter/balance any liberally biased historiography.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    Great Book

    Awesome book. All high school and college students should be required to read it.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2010

    Lies Lies and More Lies

    Book covered a variety of topics. Obvious research and hard facts make this book great. So good I am reading A Patriots History to the United States to learn America's history and unlearn some politics.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 3, 2010

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