Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen audiobook

Lies My Teacher Told Me: 2nd Edition

By James Loewen
Read by L. J. Ganser

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664481176

  • ISBN: 9781664589001

  • ISBN: 9781664752542

Runtime: 17.60 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

"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 A new edition of the national bestseller and American Book Award winner, with a new preface by the author Since its first publication in 1995, Lies My Teacher Told Me has become one of the most important-and successful-history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book also won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship and was heralded on the front page of the New York Times in the summer of 2006. For this new edition, Loewen has added a new preface that shows how inadequate history courses in high school help produce adult Americans who think Donald Trump can solve their problems, and calls out academic historians for abandoning the concept of truth in a misguided effort to be "objective." What started out as a survey of the twelve leading American history textbooks has ended up being what the San Francisco Chronicle calls "an extremely convincing plea for truth in education." In Lies My Teacher Told Me, James W. Loewen brings history alive in all its complexity and ambiguity. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as Reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen offers an eye-opening critique of existing textbooks, and a wonderful retelling of American history as it should-and could-be taught to American students.

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Author Bio: James Loewen

Author Bio: James Loewen

James W. Loewen is the bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me and Lies across America. He is a regular contributor to the History Channel’s History magazine and is a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont. He resides in Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 17.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English