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Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History
by Richard Shenkman


Overview - The truth and nothing but the truth--Richard Shenkman sheds light on America& 39;s most believed legends:

The story of Columbus discovered that the world was round was invented by Washington Irving.

The pilgrims never lived in log cabins.  Read more...


 
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More About Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American History by Richard Shenkman
 
 
 
Overview
The truth and nothing but the truth--Richard Shenkman sheds light on America& 39;s most believed legends:

The story of Columbus discovered that the world was round was invented by Washington Irving.

The pilgrims never lived in log cabins.

In Concord, Massachusetts, a third of all babies born in the twenty years before the Revolution were conceived out of wedlock.

Washington may have never told a lie, but he loved to drink and dance, and he fell in love with his best friend& 39;s wife.

Independence wasn& 39;t declared on July 4 (and the Liberty Bell was so little regarded that Philadelphia tried to sell it for scrap metal but nobody wanted it).

After World War II, the U.S. Government concluded that Japan would have surrendered within months, even if we had not bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060972615
  • ISBN-10: 0060972610
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company
  • Publish Date: October 1991
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.18 x 5.36 x 0.52 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.37 pounds


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