- American History Revised
- Seymour Morris Jr.
- 10 August 2019
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Seymour Morris Jr. â 8 Read Read ¼ American History Revised ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 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
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Seymour Morris Jr. â 8 Read Read ¼ American History Revised ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF “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. 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 Revised approaches this challenge with a scatter gun style of random facts that are very loosely grouped into categories like Forgotten by History In Pursuit of Riches and Simple Mathematics My Dear Watson I can only imagine that those who are not already well acuainted with history would find this jumping back and forth style uite confusing But that is not the reason for my concern I am concerned because there are blatant untruths throughout the text Facts that are not facts Please note that I an reviewing an uncorrected proof and maybe just maybe these items have been addressed in the text I tried to use the peek inside feature to verify but this book does not have it enabled But I can tell you that when one of the reviewers who wrote a blurb in the product description above notes that the book does than revise American history it reinvents it he was not kidding History is reinvented with misinterpretation and misinformation Some examples Note I would normally include the page numbers but publishers don t like reviewers to do that with uncorrected proofs because those page numbers are likely to change He claims that Amerigo Vespucci worked for Columbus when at most there is plenty of evidence that Columbus and Vespucci may have only met at most only a few times But the blurb in the book was about how America got its name and the story is better if the employee steals his boss s thunder He claims that the United States had the world s first census An ironic claim since he laments about our ignorance of history in the preface Perhaps Morris is unaware of the Christmas story and the trip to Bethlehem to be counted in the census In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world Luke 21 Or maybe he was unaware that one of the jobs of the Roman Empire s censor censura was to keep up with the census note the shared root of the words Or maybe he s never heard of William the Conueror s Domesday Book the 1086 census of his conuered territory in England one of the foundational documents of English history and perhaps all of Western history Ancient China and the Incas also kept census records Ancient Egypt may have as well He claims theRead atSeymour Morris Jr. â 8 Read
Seymour Morris Jr. â 8 Read Read ¼ American History Revised ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 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