History's Greatest Lies

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Acclaimed history writer William Weir takes on the most common myths that our school textbooks have proliferated through the years. He not only uncovers some startling untruths, but also he exposes the reasoning behind each lie and examines why the myths keep going.

Each chapter explores a fallacy we've been taught as truth, whether it originated as a smear campaign, an attempt at spinning the real story, an oversimplification, or a misconception. Weir discusses what we think we...

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History's Greatest Lies: The Startling Truths Behind World Events Our History Books Got Wrong

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Overview

Acclaimed history writer William Weir takes on the most common myths that our school textbooks have proliferated through the years. He not only uncovers some startling untruths, but also he exposes the reasoning behind each lie and examines why the myths keep going.

Each chapter explores a fallacy we've been taught as truth, whether it originated as a smear campaign, an attempt at spinning the real story, an oversimplification, or a misconception. Weir discusses what we think we know, then reveals what actually happened and how history got it so wrong.

Weir travels through the globe and time to bring you the stories behind the people, the places, and conflicts you thought you knew. The results is a captivating read for history enthusiasts or those just hungry for the truth.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780785830603
  • Publisher: Book Sales, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/26/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 301,762
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

William Weir is the author of several history books, including Written with Lead, Fatal Victories, A Well Regulated Militia, Soldiers in the Shadows, Turning Points in Military History, Fifty Weapons that Changed Warfare, and Fifty Military Leaders Who Changed the World. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut.
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