lies they teach in school exposing the myths behind 250 commonly believed fallacies

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Lies They Teach In School

Author : Herb Reich
ISBN : 9781616085964
Genre : History
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Debunks commonly accepted fallacies from history, including that George Washington was the first U.S. president, Johnny Appleseed was a fictitious character, and a cold can be brought on by chilly weather.

History S Greatest Scandals

Author : Ed Wright
ISBN : 1740458095
Genre : Biography
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Ed Wright presents some of the most respected members of society, politics, business, sports and the arts in a new and disturbing light to reveal the dark side of driven personalities. The narratives reveal clandestine affairs, underhand political dealings, blatant criminal activity, and other dramatic episodes.

Tales Behind The Tombstones

Author : Chris Enss
ISBN : 076275186X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tales Behind the Tombstones tells the stories behind the deaths (or supposed deaths) and burials of the Old West's most nefarious outlaws, notorious women, and celebrated lawmen. Readers will learn the story behind Calamity Jane's wish to be buried next to Wild Bill Hickok, discover how and where the Earp brothers came to be buried, and visit the sites of tombs long forgotten while legends have lived on.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything

Author : Mark Jacob
ISBN : 1572842083
Genre : History
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For years, the Chicago Tribune’s popular weekly feature "10 Things You Might Not Know” has been entertaining readers while informing them on a diverse range of fascinating subjects. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything is a comprehensive collection of these columns, presented in a fun and easy-to-read format. This book gives readers well-researched, obscure facts on universal topics such as arts and culture, food and leisure, science and technology, history, politics, sports, religion, lifestyle, language, and more. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything contains a plethora of surprising trivia and pertinent tidbits that will appeal to everyone, from history buffs to sports fans to foodies. Covering amusing and lighthearted topics like beards and holidays alongside more serious subjects like taxes and juries, this collection of carefully researched and universal trivia will make readers laugh and their jaws drop. This book leaves readers brighter, wittier, and more curious about a myriad of subjects they have never encountered before.

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Author : James W. Loewen
ISBN : 9780743296281
Genre : Education
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Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.

50 Great Myths Of Popular Psychology

Author : Scott O. Lilienfeld
ISBN : 9781444360745
Genre : Psychology
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50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions of each myth Includes over 200 additional psychological myths for readers to explore Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike

Holocaust Denial As An International Movement

Author : Stephen E. Atkins
ISBN : 9780313345388
Genre : History
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Atkins traces the history, causes, and spread of holocaust denial, illustrating how rational thinkers can come under the sway of fringe ideas.

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