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American History Revised ( read online ) ✓ Seymour Morris Jr.


  • Paperback
  • 412
  • American History Revised
  • Seymour Morris Jr.
  • English
  • 15 April 2018
  • 9780307587602

10 thoughts on “American History Revised

  1. says:

    Some of the facts in this book I know are correct Many are very important as well Knowing that the US is not supposed to be a Democracy is something our presidents lack But I noticed a lot of problems in the book So certa

  2. says:

    Written like a textbook with double columns American History Revised is intended to be a supplement to the history your high school textbook ignored or glossed over This is a fine goal because almost every history textbook is a dry tedious tome that bores its readers to sleep before they can learn any history American History Rev

  3. says:

    Fascinating book Not so much the what you've always thought is wrong type of history book but of a hey here's something interesting you probably didn't knowI found it uite enjoyable with just enough detail on each piece of history to get the feel but not too much to make it dry and boring

  4. says:

    The number of errors in this book exceed the value of the tidbits provided Just a few The US did not finance government by selling land at least not primarily as suggested Jefferson was not part of the Constitutional Convention book states he was NSAM 263 was not an order to withdraw troops from Vietnam book gets it completely wrong The uasi War was waged by John Adams book claims Adams waged no war New England threatened to withdraw duri

  5. says:

    Interesting anecdotes but poor word choice and falling in lockstep with the whitewashed view of history made this cringy

  6. says:

    Enjoyed this outlook in history Loved it

  7. says:

    200 Startling Statements That Will Never Make It Anywhere But HereHolee Cowpies Batman This publication be a whole pasture full of bullcrap I almost don't know where to start Wellyeah I do This guy is a flim flammaking bank off of being all front Much like the ramblings of ICPInsane Clown Presidentthis guy rapsbut he has no rhyme

  8. says:

    and the rest of the storyThis should be reuired reading especially for college students Concise but humanly written I could not put i

  9. says:

    I think this would make a better history book than most of what I remember I think a curriculum designed around this book with a st

  10. says:

    I didn't finish the book As someone who doesn't know much about American history I did enjoy a lot about the anecdotes For example I picked up the story on page 3 about Louisiana Purchase French territory was offered first to England My previous knowledge about Louisiana Purchase was just a vague image of the land sold to America I happily absorbed this knowledge only to find out as pointed out by a person well acuain

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Seymour Morris Jr. ó 4 review

American History Revised

“American History Revised is as informative as it is entertaining and humorous Filled with irony surprises and long hidden secrets the book does than revise American history it reinvents it” James Bamford bestselling author of The Puzzle Palace Body of Secrets and The Shadow Factory  This spirited reexamination of American history delves into our past to expose hundreds ofstartling facts that never made it into the textbooks and highlights how little known peopleand events played surprisingly influential roles in the great American story   We tend to think of history as settled set in stone but American History Revised reve. Fascinating book Not so much the what you ve always thought is wrong type of history book but of a hey here s something interesting you probably didn t knowI found it uite enjoyable with just enough detail on each piece of history to get the feel but not too much to make it dry and boring

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Als a past that is filled with ironies surprises and misconceptions Living abroad for twelve years gave author Seymour Morris Jr the opportunity to view his country as an outsider and compelled him to examine American history from a fresh perspective As Morris colorfully illustrates through the 200historical vignettes that make up this book much of our nation’s past is uite different and far remarkable than we thought      We discover that • In the 1950s Ford was approached by two Japanese companies begging for a joint venture Ford declined their offers calling them makers of “tin cars” The two companies were Toyota an. The number of errors in this book exceed the value of the tidbits provided Just a few The US did not finance government by selling land at least not primarily as suggested Jefferson was not part of the Constitutional Convention book states he was NSAM 263 was not an order to withdraw troops from Vietnam book gets it completely wrong The uasi War was waged by John Adams book claims Adams waged no war New England threatened to withdraw during Jefferson s administration 2d term Freuency hopping was used well before the cellular telephone age book claims otherwise Because there were no income taxes the federal government was small referring to McKinley s administration Inaccurate in than one way Russia was not at war with Germany in 1940 book states they wereMost US servicemen in WWII were drafted because it was made illegal to enter the service with a few exceptions except by the draft FDR Executive Order on December 5 1942 so the claim that a higher percentage of troops were drafted during WWII than Vietnam is not really a surprise Coca Cola may not have a patent but they sure have a Trademark that they actively protect regarding the claim that Coca Cola doesn t use IP protection B29s didn t bomb Cologne book suggests they did Ruth did play against the best black players In exhibitions Book claims he never did Aiming through a scope does not make the target closer the issues of accuracy at distance breath and sueeze error of angle variation of flight all still apply In reference to the assassination of JFK Eisenhower did not jump from Lieutenant to General as claimed in the book received a report of 600000 Vietnamese troops ARVN NVA VC Very unclear comment Only 25% of those who served in Vietnam were drafted primarily because draftees freed volunteers from assignments in Germany and elsewhere to serve in Vietnam Not to mention plagiarizing the introduction for A Message to Garcia I have no idea how many of the other stories in this book are accurate or inaccurate but the number of mistakes illustrated by the above list suggests that the author has not done a very good job of doing research

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D Nissan • Eleanor Roosevelt and most women’s groups opposed the Eual Rights Amendmentforbidding gender discrimination • The two generals who ended the Civil War weren’t Grant and Lee • The #1 bestselling American book of all time was written in one day • The Dutch made a bad investment buying Manhattan for 24 • Two young girls aimed someday to become First Lady and succeeded • Three times a private financier saved the United States from bankruptcy       Organized into ten thematic chapters American History Revised plumbs American history’s numerous inconsistencies twists and turns to make it come alive again. and the rest of the storyThis should be reuired reading especially for college students Concise but humanly written I could not put it down