Book: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (Revised, Updated 2008 edition)
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In response, he has written LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME, in part a telling critique of existing books but, more importantly, a wonderful retelling of American history as it should - and could - be taught to American students. Beginning with pre-Columbian American history and ranging over characters and events as diverse as reconstruction, Helen Keller, the first Thanksgiving, and the My Lai massacre, Loewen supplies the conflict, suspense, unresolved drama, and connection with current-day issues so appallingly missing from textbook accounts. A treat to read and a serious critique of American education, this book is for anyone who has ever fallen alseep in history class.
• Winner: 1996 American Book Award
"Every teacher, every student of history, every citizen should read this book."
– Howard Zinn, professor emeritus, Boston University