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

Author: Herb Reich
Publisher: New York : Constable & Robinson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 they are wrong. Touching on a number of topics? including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Reich, Herb.
Lies They Teach in School : Exposing the Myths Behind 250 Commonly Believed Fallacies.
New York : Constable & Robinson, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herb Reich
ISBN: 9781620873458 1620873451
OCLC Number: 854969358
Description: 1 online resource (293 pages)
Contents: Cover; Halftitle; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Foreword; Frontmatter; Section 1: What Not To Believe; Our First President; Red Square; Marathon; Burning Witches; Post Office Motto; Arnold Rothstein And The Black Sox Scandal; Dr. Mudd And John Wllkes Booth; Grave Robbers; Survival Of The Fittest; Eighteenth Amendment; Horatio Alger, Jr.; Henry Hudson; Caesar And Brutus; Rope; The Hessians; First African American In Major League Baseball; Dr. Seuss; Bunker Hill; St. Patrick; Cleopatra; Charles Lindbergh; Plum Pudding; Big Ben; Mourning Black; Diamonds; Quickies. Painted Into A CornerFrench Fries; Thumbs-Up; "Save Our Ship"; Washington'S Wooden Teeth; Voyage Of The Pilgrims; "One Small Step For Man"; Nathan Hale; Congressional Medal Of Honor; The Edsel; Great Dane; Bhipboard Marriages; No-Hitters; Matador'S Red Cape; Catgut; Slavery In The North; Handshake; The Common Cold; Paul Revere'S Ride; Andorra'S War With Germany; Christian Martyrs In The Colosseum; More Quickies; Johnny Appleseed; President James Buchanan; Jeanne D'Arc; Birthday Paradox; Baby Ruth Candy Bar; What Happened To Eve?; The Windy City; Bottled Water; Pi. Welsh Rarebit Or Welsh RabbitThe Puritans And Religious Freedom; Mussolini'B Trains; Thirteenth Amendment; Clothes Moths; Still More Quickies; Bureaucracy; Surrender At Ydrktown; New York Yankee Pinstripes; "Miracle On Ice"; Cyrano De Bergerac; Boston Tea Party; Dumb Thief; Panama Canal; Harry S Truman; The Gettysburg Address; Reading In Dim Light; Pluto In The Solar System; William Tell; The Rough Riders; Center Of The Universe; "The Star-Spangled Banner"; Eleanor Roosevelt Leaves The D.A.R.; Catherine The Great; Betsy Ross; U.S. Extremes; Hindenburg; Women'S Suffrage. Longest Overdue Library BookLizzie Borden; Mission Accomplished; Pony Express; Lusitania; Popular Vs. Electoral Votes; Campaign Promises; Lotteries; Hydrdphobia; Yet More Quickies; Jefferson'S Declaration Of Independence; The Devil'S Bible; President Fillmore'S Bathtub; Who Invented Baseball?; Gone Fishin'; The Round Table; Unelected President; Starve A Fever, Feed A Cold; Custer'S Last Stand; July Fourth; "Dewey Defeats Truman"; Baker'S Dozen; Three-Dimensional Baseball; George Washington And The Cherry Tree; The Shortest War; The Jewish Cardinal; Prognostication; Davy Crockett. Mason-Dixon LineNapoleon In Russia; General Grant Declines; Captain Kidd; Recycle Numbers; Pennsylvania Dutch; Once Again, More Quickies; The Dark Ages; The Exception Proves The Rule; Eisenhower'S Misgivings; "There'S A Sucker Born Every Minute"; Section 2: Says Who?; Section 3: The Pundits; End Note; Backmatter.

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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 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 a.

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