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“American History Revised is as informative as it is entertaining and humorous Filled with irony surprises and long hidden secrets the book does than revise American history it reinvents it” James Bamford bestselling author of The Puzzle Palace Body of Secrets and The Shadow Factory  This spirited reexamination of American history delves into our past to expose hundreds ofstartling facts that never made it into the American History Epubtextbooks and highlights how little known peopleand events played surprisingly influential roles in the great American story   We tend to think of history as settled set in stone but American Hi

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Oyota and Nissan • Eleanor Roosevelt and most women’s groups opposed the Eual Rights Amendmentforbidding gender discrimination • The two generals who ended the Civil War weren’t Grant and Lee • The bestselling American book of all time was written in one day • The Dutch made a bad investment buying Manhattan for • Two young girls aimed someday to become First Lady and succeeded • Three times a private financier saved the United States from bankruptcy       Organized into ten thematic chapters American History Revised plumbs American history’s numerous inconsistencies twists and turns to make it come alive again I think this would make a better history book than most of what I remember I think a curriculum designed around this book with a standard history textbook as a back up would be a good way to teach historyFor one thing in this book each event is chosen because it s interesting and would probably get the attention of the high school teens down who s throats we are trying to cram enough information for them to be able to function for another contextualizes each event and makes it pertinent to modern life It powerfully illustrates the point that we keep making the same mistakes and explores how we make them I have to admit that I didn t find events like Teapot Dome and the Dustbowl interesting when I was a kid heck even the Grapes of Wrath didn t appeal But the way that these events are compared to modern ones makes them interesting I ll admit that sometimes the way Morris often describes what happened in a way that makes it seem like what we ve seen recently until at the very end of the story identify the actual names and dates irritated me I often skipped to the end to figure out what he was talking about then went back to finish reading Perhaps this is because I read visually and I need to be able to picture what the clothing setting and faces are in order to understand Perhaps others do to which is why too many look at the pictures and turn the pages But this is a book I could recommend to almost anyone

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Story Revised reveals a past that is filled with ironies surprises and misconceptions Living abroad for twelve years gave author Seymour Morris Jr the opportunity to view his country as an outsider and compelled him to examine American history from a fresh perspective As Morris colorfully illustrates through the historical vignettes that make up this book much of our nation’s past is uite different and far remarkable than we thought      We discover that • In the s Ford was approached by two Japanese companies begging for a joint venture Ford declined their offers calling them makers of “tin cars” The two companies were T Interesting anecdotes but poor word choice and falling in lockstep with the whitewashed view of history made this cringy


10 thoughts on “American History Revised

  1. says:

    Some of the facts in this book I know are correct Many are very important as well Knowing that the US is not supposed to be a Democracy is something our presidents lack But I noticed a lot of problems in the book So certainly if I spotted some problems then most likely there are For instance our constitution and bill of rights have

  2. says:

    Written like a textbook with double columns American History Revised is intended to be a supplement to the history your high school

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    Fascinating book Not so much the what you've always thought is wrong type of history book but of a hey here's something interesting you probably didn't knowI found it uite enjoyable with just enough detail on each piece of history to get the feel but not too much to make it dry and boring

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    The number of errors in this book exceed the value of the tidbits provided Just a few The US did not finance government by selling land at least not primarily as suggested Jefferson was not part of the Constitutional Convention book states he was NSAM 263 was not an order to withdraw troops from Vietnam book gets it comp

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    Interesting anecdotes but poor word choice and falling in lockstep with the whitewashed view of history made thi

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    Enjoyed this

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    200 Startling Statements That Will Never Make It Anywhere But HereHolee Cowpies Batman This publication be a whole pasture full of bullcrap I almost don't know where to start Wellyeah I do This guy is a flim flammaking bank off of being all front Much like the ramblings of ICPInsane Clown Presidentthis guy rapsbut he has no rhymeno reasonand very few facts Now I have to site examples and sourcessee how that goesMr Morris Jrwhich i

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    and the rest of the storyThis should be reuired reading especially for college students Concise but humanly written I could not put it down

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    I think this would make a better history book than most of what I remember I think a curriculum designed around this book with a standard history textbook as a back up would be a good way to teach historyFor one thing in th

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    I didn't finish the book As someone who doesn't know much about American history I did enjoy a lot about the anecdotes For example I picked up the story on page 3 about Louisiana Purchase French territory was offered first to England My previous knowledge about Louisiana Purchase was just a vague image of the land sold to America I happily absorbed this knowledge only to find out as pointed out by a person well acuaint

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