Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Lies my Teacher Told Me" By James W. Loewen

"Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book. It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself." – Howard Zinn. This book is not a fiction book. It is a non-fiction thriller. The book talks about how our American textbooks try to turn everything to America’s favor and make America look as angelic as possible. The first chapter talks about herofication and how the textbooks make people, like Woodrow Wilson and Helen Keller, look like people they were not. Woodrow Wilson was really a blatant racist and started a lot of wars and Helen Keller, in her later years, became a socialist. The book also talks about Christopher Columbus and the first Thanksgiving. Lies My Teacher Told Me is a great book filed with facts and things that might sound new to some people. It is a must read for people who love History.

Karan P.

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