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From the author of the national best seller Lies My Teacher Told Me, the second myth-busting history book which focuses on the inaccuracies, myths, and lies that can be found at national landmarks and historical sites all across America.

In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships.

With entries drawn from each of the 50 states, Loewen reveals that: The USS Intrepid, the "feel-good" war museum, celebrates its glorious service in World War II but nowhere mentions the three tours it served in Vietnam. The Jefferson Memorial misquotes from the Declaration of Independence and skews Jefferson's writings to present this conflicted slave owner as a near abolitionist. Abraham Lincoln had been dead for 30 years when his birthplace cabin was built.

Lies Across America is a reality check for anyone who has ever sought to learn about America through the nation's public sites and markers. Entertaining and enlightening, it is destined to change the way American listeners see their country.

©2019 James W. Loewen (P)2019 Recorded Books
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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good read opens up many stories

it was a good read. If you like the lies my teacher told it is the book for you. There are many references to the within the book which can guide the reader if they want to know more.

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As a history enthusiast, I enjoyed listening to all this book offered (talk about research!) with a performance that conveyed the importance of the subject matter. Top notch!

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just when you thought . . .

you knew a little something about history and the dizzying number of monuments and historical markers across the country, you pick up this book and realize how wrong you are. Better than a summer road trip.