Praise for the tenth-anniversary edition of Founding Myths:
"A persuasive argument in favor of evidence-based history, even if it means surrendering some of our cherished fabrications."
Praise for the original edition:
"Ray Raphael's engaging and eye-opening book doesn’t merely debunk historical fallacies. Using the best modern historical writing and his own research, the author also explains why and to what purpose these myths were created and then offers well-argued alternative explanations."
"Raphael relays so much forgotten or never-known history and argues so well why it, not the legends, should be remembered that virtually any Americans will profit from reading this lively, intelligent book."
"All students of American history will find Raphael's correction of the historical record instructive and enjoyable."