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Bad history : how we got the past wrong

Author: Emma Marriott
Publisher: London : Michael O'Mara, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This lively book debunks pervasive historical myths and corrects what you thought you knew about the past.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Marriott
ISBN: 9781843176176 1843176173 9781843177784 1843177781
OCLC Number: 751749451
Description: 1 volume ; 20 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: The American Old West Was a Wild and Dangerous Place to Be --
Henry V: `The Greatest Man That Ever Ruled England' --
The Founding Fathers of the US Sought to Replace Monarchy With Democracy --
The `Iron Chancellor' Otto von Bismarck: Ruthless, War-Mongering Conservative and Dogmatic Idealogue --
Bolsheviks, Under the Charismatic Leadership of Lenin, Heroically Stormed the Winter Palace in the October Revolution of 1917 --
Christopher Columbus Introduced Syphilis to Europe --
The Main Killing Sites of the Holocaust were Auschwitz and the Concentration Camps in Germany --
Benito Mussolini Made the Trains Run on Time --
The Defeat of the Spanish Armada Was a Heroic Victory for the English and Marked the Beginning of England's Supremacy of the Seas --
Captain Scott: Intrepid Antarctic Explorer and Iconic British Hero --
French Revolutionary Doctor Joseph Guillotin Invented the Guillotine --
The Man in the Iron Mask Was Louis XIV's Brother Note continued: Australia Was Established Purely as a Penal Colony, a Dumping Ground for Britain's Convicts --
President Roosevelt's New Deal Saved Capitalism and Lifted the US Out of the Depression --
Abraham Lincoln's Main Aim in Fighting the US Civil War Was to Free the Slaves --
America Entered the First World War at the Last Minute and Contributed Little to the Allied Victory --
The Great Famine in China Was the Unintentional Consequence of Chairman Mao's Economic Reforms --
The Suffragettes Secured Votes for Women in Britain --
James Watt Invented the Steam Engine --
Cecil Rhodes: Heroic British Imperialist or Evil Rogue? --
The Attack on Pearl Harbor Was Deliberately Engineered by President Roosevelt --
The `Madness' of King George III Was Caused by the Blood Disease Porphyria --
Britain Was Once a Fully Integrated Province of the Roman Empire --
The Italian Astronomer Galileo Was Persecuted by the Catholic Church, and Imprisoned in a Dark Cell Note continued: Bloody Mary Was a Ruthless Persecutor of English Protestants --
St Patrick Was Irish --
Roman Gladiators Fought to the Death --
Vichy France Leader Philippe Petain Tried to Save Jews From the Holocaust --
Thanksgiving Day in the US Harks Back to the `First Thanksgiving' Given by Plymouth Settlers in 1621 --
Oliver Cromwell: Man of the People and Common-Man's Hero --
The US Army Defeated the Japanese and Liberated Vietnam in 1945.
Responsibility: Emma Marriott.

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History is full of myths and misunderstandings that have become part of popular belief and clouded our understanding of historical figures and events. Bad History provides a rigorously researched and  Read more...

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