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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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  • Sue

    Good to see some people I haven't seen in a while. Really enjoyed lunch - the company and the food.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Dan

    Going to have to cancel, I'm playing mechanic on my daughters car.
    Yay...

    March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ahh, sorry we missed you Dan. Hopefully next time you can make it:)

      1 · March 30, 2013

  • Aislinn

    Liked the site, and the discussions were incredible - everyone had such interesting points! Loved hearing the discussion! Great people!

    March 30, 2013

  • Hilary

    Great discussion. The site was better, also.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're going to miss you Fred. Get better soon!

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    im a sickie today.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think im back out. It seems I have come down with some bug and will refrain from spraying it all over the group. Darnit, i even read the book!

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be working.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    im in!!

    March 28, 2013

  • Natasha

    I am sad I cannot attend. I will be with my family in NY.

    March 24, 2013

  • Elena

    Will not be able to attend but I am reeeeeeeeeally hoping this venue works out for all of us! Will miss you all and I will be back for the next one :-)

    February 17, 2013

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