Debunking History: 152 Popular Myths Exploded

Debunking History: 152 Popular Myths Exploded

by EdRayner (Author), RonStapeley (Author)


History is full of myths, legends, fables, folklore, misinformation and misconceptions. Whether they have come about inadvertently or deliberately, many have become part of the public imagination. This book presents some of the most popular and enduring of these myths from the time of the American and French revolutions to the two world wars and beyond. Arranged within well defined geographical or thematic sections, and through a mix of short and long entries, each topic is clearly explained and the myth, error or controversy is exposed. This is an authoritative, compelling and illuminating miscellany, where you can find a straight answer to all those niggling questions about the past.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 468
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Published: 01 Jul 2009

ISBN 10: 0752451995
ISBN 13: 9780752451992

Media Reviews
Intriguing attempt at setting the record straight regarding the myriad misrepresentations that inform our knowledge of history . . . To the credit of the authors, all are dealt with in a succinct manner that is often absent in historical debate and discussion. --Kirkus Reviews UK
Author Bio
Ed Rayner and Ron Stapley are history professors and history textbook authors.