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Book - Lies My Teacher Told Me

  • Mar 30, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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We are going to try a new location - this is a restaurant outside of Dolphin mall so lots of free parking.  We chose this one because it should be quieter :)  As always there is no obligation to read the book, or even part of it.  All are welcome to come and discuss the topic.  Enjoy!

Book: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (Updated version 2007).

By: James Loewen

Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past.

In this revised edition, packed with updated material, Loewen explores how historical myths continue to be perpetuated in today's climate and adds an eye-opening chapter on the lies surrounding 9/11 and the Iraq War. From the truth about Columbus's historic voyages to an honest evaluation of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring the vitality and relevance it truly possesses.

Thought provoking, nonpartisan, and often shocking, Loewen unveils the real America in this iconoclastic classic beloved by high school teachers, history buffs, and enlightened citizens across the country.

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  • Peter

    Great people, great discussion

    March 30, 2013

  • Aislinn Q.

    still reading it!!! Excellent so far!

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry but I won't be able to attend. Look forward to next time!

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great book which I should have read in 1995

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I will be travelling on that day.

    February 28, 2013

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