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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