Think history is boring?  Think again.  In Lies My Teacher Told Me, the author explores American history textbooks for the omissions, myths, and inaccuracies taught to school children every year…including YOU! 

  • Columbus discovered the new world right?  Wrong!  Many expeditions had landed in the Americas before his 1492 “discovery.”
  • Three times as many tons of explosives were dropped on Vietnam as dropped in all WWII theaters, including the two atomic bombs released over Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Loewen’s research says probably not!

Loewen’s book includes all the bits forgotten by textbook authors. Hailed for shedding truth on history that has been misconstrued for years, Lies My Teacher Told Me will give readers a whole new understanding of the foundations of America.

Check it out today at the Midlothian Campus library!

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen

Written by Suzanne

Suzanne has loved books from an early age, and remembers reading her 24 volume World Book Encyclopedia set when she ran out of novels. Now that she works in a library, she will never run out of reading material again! Suzanne is a recent MLS graduate who loves working with students and technology.

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