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Bad History : How We Got the Past Wrong.

Author: Emma Marriott
Publisher: London : Michael O' Mara Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History is full of myths and misunderstandings that have become part of popular belief and wrongly coloured our understanding of historical figures and events. This title discusses the case for and against commonly accepted 'facts', and corrects what you thought you knew about history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marriott, Emma.
Bad History : How We Got the Past Wrong.
London : Michael O' Mara Books, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Marriott
ISBN: 9781843177777 1843177773
OCLC Number: 763156106
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Introduction; 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 GermanyBenito 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; 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 DepressionAbraham 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 PorphyriaBritain 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; Bloody Mary Was a Ruthless Persecutor of English Protestants; St Patrick Was Irish; Roman Gladiators Fought to the Death; Vichy France Leader Philippe Pétain 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 1945Bibliography; Index.

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History is full of myths and misunderstandings that have become part of popular belief and wrongly coloured our understanding of historical figures and events. This title discusses the case for and against commonly accepted 'facts', and corrects what you thought you knew about history.

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