Lies They Teach in School: Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies by Herb Reich | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Lies They Teach in School: Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies

Lies They Teach in School: Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies

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by Herb Reich
     
 

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It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told they did. Such items are taught in schools. They are passed down to us by our families and friends and have become part of our shared cultural knowledge. And

Overview

It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn’t happen the way we were told they did. Such items are taught in schools. They are passed down to us by our families and friends and have become part of our shared cultural knowledge. And they are wrong. Touching on a number of topics— including history, current events, government, sports, geography, and popular culture—Lies They Teach in School exposes errors that have been perpetuated for far too long. It will enlighten and entertain. It will certainly start a number of arguments, and settle a few others.

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Dr. Theodore Millon
“As illuminating and funny a book as you can buy.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616085964
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
277,918
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Herb Reich spent fifteen years as senior acquisition editor at John
Wiley & Sons. Before that, he administered the behavioral science publishing program at Basic Books and served as editorial director of the Macmillan Book Clubs. Along the way, he edited The
Odyssey Scientific Library and contributed to The Random House
Dictionary of the English Language and the Corsini Encyclopedia of
Psychology. The author of Don’t You Believe It! and Numberpedia, he lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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