Lies My Teacher Told Me

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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen 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. 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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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen Summary

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a more accurate approach to teaching American history.

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition

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Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children’s writer who adapted Howard Zinn’s bestseller A People’s History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen’s beloved work available to younger students. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their “authors.” Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen’s lively, provocative telling of American history is a “counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past” (The Nation). This streamlined young readers’ edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers’ Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.

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Lies My Teacher Told Me by Clyde Wilson Summary

In this hard-hitting collection of 4 essays, Dr Wilson cuts straight to the chase: YOU WERE LIED TO! You were lied to about the nature, character, and cause of the American "Civil War," but that is just the start. The entire South-its people, culture, history, customs, both past and present-has been and continues to be lied about and demonized by the unholy trinity of the American establishment: Academia, Hollywood, and the Media. In the midst of the anti-South hysteria currently infecting the American psyche-the banning of flags, charges of hate and "racism," the removal and attempted removal of Confederate monuments, the renaming of schools, vandalism of monuments and property displaying the Confederate Battle Flag, and even physical assaults, albeit rarely at present, on people who display the symbols of the South-Shotwell Publishing offers this unapologetic, unreconstructed, pro-South book with the hope that it will reach those who are left that are not afraid to question the sanity of this cultural purge and the veracity of its narrative concerning the South. This title is enrolled in Kindle MatchBook. FREE if print edition is purchased on Amazon.

Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus

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Lies My Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus by James W. Loewen Summary

An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands. Original.

Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers

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Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important--and successful--history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children's writer who adapted Howard Zinn's bestseller A People's History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen's beloved work available to younger students. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their "authors." Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history is a "counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past" (The Nation). This streamlined young readers' edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.

Lies My Music Teacher Told Me

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Lies My Music Teacher Told Me by Gerald Eskelin Summary

A number of musical misconceptions are explored and exploded in this humorous and lucid discussion of the relation between the human perception of music and traditional systems of music education. Drawing on his extensive background in the music world, the author marshals an informal yet rigorous logic to guide the reader through the practical experiences and careful thinking that led him to his conclusions. Updated and refined in the light of reader feedback and more recent thinking, nagging questions such as Why does formal musical training seem not to pertain to musical success? and Why is there such a dramatic disparity between what one is told about music and how one actually experiences it? are re-addressed. Seekers of musical truth stand to profit from this light-hearted assault on the more nebulous assumptions of the musical community.

The Truth about Columbus

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The Truth about Columbus by James W. Loewen Summary

An historian sets the record straight on Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas, using art and text to sum up recent revisionist thought and to debunk common myths about the European invader responsible for the deaths of thousands. Original.

Teaching what Really Happened

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Teaching what Really Happened by James W. Loewen Summary

Helps teachers move beyond traditional textbooks to tackle difficult but important topics in history, including conflicts with Native Americans, slavery, and race relations.

The Principles of Economics

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The Principles of Economics by Lawrence Boland Summary

This book is about forming effective critiques of neoclassical economics. Its focus is on constructive criticism of the foundations neoclassical theory, beginning with what Alfred Marshall called the `Principles of Economics'. It concludes that there is still much that can be done to make neoclassical economics more realistic.

Moi, Malala, je lutte pour l'éducation et je résiste aux talibans

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Moi, Malala, je lutte pour l'éducation et je résiste aux talibans by Malala Yousafzai,Christina Lamb Summary

Je viens d’un pays qui est né à minuit. Quand j’ai failli mourir, il était juste midi passé. Lorsque les talibans ont pris le contrôle de la vallée du Swat, au Pakistan, une toute jeune fille a élevé la voix. Refusant l’ignorance à laquelle la condamnait le fanatisme, Malala Yousafzai résolut de se battrre pour continuer d’aller à l’école. Son courage faillit lui coûter la vie. Le 9 octobre 2012, alors qu’elle n’avait que quinze ans, elle fut grièvement blessée par un taliban dans un car scolaire. Cet attentat censé la faire taire n’a que renforcé sa conviction dans son combat, entamé dans sa vallée natale pour la conduire jusque dans l’enceinte des Nations unies. À seize ans à peine, Malala Yousafzai est la nouvelle incarnation mondiale de la protestation pacifique et la plus jeune candidate de l’histoire au prix Nobel de la paix. Moi, Malala est le récit bouleversant d’une famille exilée à cause du terrorisme ; d’un père qui envers et contre tout a fondé des écoles ; de parents courageux qui, dans une société où les garçons sont rois, ont manifesté un amour immense à leur fille et l’ont encouragée à s’instruire, à écrire, à dénoncer l’insoutenable et à exiger, pour toutes et tous, l’accès au savoir. Elle a reçu le PRIX NOBEL DE LA PAIX le 10 octobre 2014

Qui ment ?

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Qui ment ? by Karen M. McManus Summary

Une intello, un sportif, un délinquant, une reine de beauté... un meurtrier. Qui allez-vous croire ? Dans un lycée américain, cinq adolescents sont collés : Bronwyn (l'élève parfaite), Addy (la fille populaire), Nate (le délinquant), Cooper (la star du baseball) et Simon (le gossip boy du lycée). Mais Simon ne ressortira jamais vivant de cette heure de colle... Et les enquêteurs en sont vite sûrs, sa mort n'est pas accidentelle. Dès lors qu'un article écrit par Simon contenant des révélations sur chacun d'eux est découvert, Bronwyn, Addy, Nate et Cooper deviennent les principaux suspects du meurtre. Ce qui est sûr, c'est qu'ils ont tous quelque chose à cacher...

Ils étaient un seul homme - L'histoire vraie de l'équipe d'aviron qui humilia Hitler

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Ils étaient un seul homme - L'histoire vraie de l'équipe d'aviron qui humilia Hitler by Daniel James Brown Summary

Seattle, 1933, Joe Rantz est l'un des éléments les plus prometteurs du programme d'aviron de l'université. Il se donne d'autant plus au sport que sa participation à l'équipe est le seul moyen pour lui de poursuivre ses études. Abandonné par sa famille, malmené par la vie, miné par les doutes, Joe s'accroche à ses rêves de victoire. Course après course, il devient un adulte en se fondant dans l'effort collectif au point de ne faire qu'un avec le bateau. Sous l'impulsion d'un entraîneur aussi secret que déterminé et grâce aux conseils d'un Anglais excentrique, les neuf rameurs de l'équipe surmonteront tous les obstacles jusqu'à la consécration aux jeux Olympiques de 1936, sous les yeux mêmes d'Hitler et devant les caméras de Leni Riefenstahl. Cette histoire vraie d'un pauvre gamin qui trouve un sens à sa vie est aussi une fantastique évocation de l'époque. Avec un souffl e qui rappelle les romans de Steinbeck, Daniel James Brown évoque la crise avec force détails concrets et dresse un tableau savoureux de l'Ouest américain encore sauvage. Récit époustouflant mené d'une main de maître, Ils étaient un seul homme n'est pas sans évoquer Les Chariots de feu par son ampleur et sa tension dramatique.

Mein Kampf

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Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler,Frank Krieger Summary

When serving his jail sentence, Adolf Hitler began to write Mein Kampf, which translates into "My Struggle" in the German language. The book initially begins with Hitler's background, in which he describes his childhood, early aspirations, and the conflict he felt when he was expected to follow his father's footsteps. He was born in the border between Germany and Austria, growing up in a household in which his mother devoted her time to house hold chores and taking care of children. Meanwhile, Adolf's father was a part of the civil service, later owning his own farm in the country. It was often expected of him to become a part of the civil service when he reached a proper age. However, he had no need or want to follow in his father's footsteps. This often caused internal conflict towards his father. "It was simply inconceivable to him that I might reject what had become the content of his whole life"

Lies Across America

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Lies Across America by James Loewen Summary

In Lies Across America, James W. Loewen continues his mission, begun in the award-winning Lies My Teacher Told Me, of overturning the myths and misinformation that too often pass for American history. This is a one-of-a-kind examination of sites all over the country where history is literally written on the landscape, including historical markers, monuments, historic houses, forts, and ships. Lies Across America is a realty check for anyone who has ever sought to learn about America through the nation's public sites and markers. Entertaining and enlightening, it is destined to change the way American readers see their country.

Le Bisou Secret

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Le Bisou Secret by Audrey Penn Summary

See below for English description. Antonin ne veut pas se s�parer de sa maman pour aller � l'�cole. Sa maman pose tendrement un bisou dans sa main, en lui disant qu'il sera toujours � port�e s'il s'ennuie trop d'elle. L'auteure aborde le sujet d�licat de la s�paration d'un enfant et d'un parent - qu'elle soit temporaire ou permanente. Les mots d'Audrey Penn sauront rassurer les enfants qui craignent de se s�parer de leurs parents, que ce soit lors de leur entr�e � la garderie ou � l'�cole, ou avant de passer une nuit chez des amis. C�l�brant son dixi�me anniversaire, cet album est toujours d'actualit� pour rappeler aux petits que quoi qu'il arrive, ils auront toujours l'amour ind�fectible de leurs parents. School is starting in the forest, but Antonin does not want to go. To help ease Antonin's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its publication in 2007, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. Original title: The Kissing Hand

Sundown Towns

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“Powerful and important . . . an instant classic.” —The Washington Post Book World The award-winning look at an ugly aspect of American racism by the bestselling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, reissued with a new preface by the author In this groundbreaking work, sociologist James W. Loewen, author of the classic bestseller Lies My Teacher Told Me, brings to light decades of hidden racial exclusion in America. In a provocative, sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, Loewen uncovers the thousands of “sundown towns”—almost exclusively white towns where it was an unspoken rule that blacks weren’t welcome—that cropped up throughout the twentieth century, most of them located outside of the South. Written with Loewen’s trademark honesty and thoroughness, Sundown Towns won the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and launched a nationwide online effort to track down and catalog sundown towns across America. In a new preface, Loewen puts this history in the context of current controversies around white supremacy and the Black Lives Matter movement. He revisits sundown towns and finds the number way down, but with notable exceptions in exclusive all-white suburbs such as Kenilworth, Illinois, which as of 2010 had not a single black household. And, although many former sundown towns are now integrated, they often face “second-generation sundown town issues,” such as in Ferguson, Missouri, a former sundown town that is now majority black, but with a majority-white police force.