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

Author: Weir, William

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Each of the fifteen chapters points out a myth that is held as a common truth in history and summarizes what we think we know. Then the author shreds the tale to academic ribbons using the latest findings on each subject. Each true story sets the record straight, reveals timeless ulterior motives, introduces important personalities who successfully (and suspiciously) avoided responsibility in common history texts, and notes underlining issues that have continued relevance in the modern age. For instance, did Nero really fiddle as Rome burned? Did Paul Revere actually alert the militia that the British were coming? Did the Catholic Church imprison Galileo because his teachings conflicted with the Bible? Weir takes on all these myths and tells the reader what really happened.

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Publisher Quarto Pub Group USA
Mfg Part# 9781592333363
SKU 207678065
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1592333362
Release Date 1/1/2009
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