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Bad history : how we got the past wrong

Author: Emma Marriott
Publisher: Michael O'Mara ; London, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Marriott
ISBN: 9781843176176 1843176173
OCLC Number: 861826346
Notes: So much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted 'facts': Roman gladiators fought to the death; the Wild West was full of danger; and, the Wall Street Crash led to the Great Depression. But, history is, in fact, full of myths and misunderstandings that have become part of popular belief and wrongly coloured our understanding of historical figures and events. Each entry of this title will discuss the case for and against commonly accepted 'facts', and corrects what you thought you knew about history. Entries include: Was Captain Scott iconic or incompetent? Did Benito Mussolini make the trains run on time? Was the Suffragette movement responsible for securing votes for women in Britain?
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Emma Marriott.

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