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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2009

    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 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"

    4 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2009

    Yet another attempt to perpetuate the meaningless war between liberals and conservatives, this book will not tell you anything new, except try to reinforce "conventional" American history.

    I must admit that I only read 6-7 arguments from the book whilst I was in B & N the other day. (I find myself enthralled by this pointless debate between liberals and conservatives, of which I consider myself neither.)
    However, the arguments that I read were only mere reinforcement of "conventional" American history. I think one has to look at both sides of the situation in order to achieve a wholesome experience. This book does, at times, bring up some valid points; however the majority of the book is subject to conservative bias (something that I am ashamed a college professor of history can have). Being an academic myself, I cannot recommend this book to anyone who wishes to become more educated; only those who wish to get a glimpse of this childish mudslinging battle.

    3 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 8, 2010

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