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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse They Got It Wrong: History for telling us what really was, not the lies, cover-ups and
excluded history that the powers-that-be want us to believe!

They Got It Wrong: History
All the Facts That Turned Out to Be Myths

They Got It Wrong: History by Emma Marriott (2013) - 192 pages
They Got It Wrong: History at Amazon.com

Did Mussolini make the trains run on time?

Fat chance. Was Abraham Lincoln a champion of racial equality? Well… Is St. Patrick even Irish?! See, the thing is…

There are countless twisted, sanitized tales entrenched in popular belief that are really nothing more than warped reflections of the truth - or flat-out lies. Find out how much of the history you know is fact and how much is fiction as They Got It Wrong: History exposes historical fallacies around the globe, from the Roman Empire to modern times. This book shines a light on the murky corners of history to separate out the truth from the shadows and illuminate how (and why) these falsehoods got passed around in the first place.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
- George Santayana

True enough, but what happens when the history you do remember is garbled, inaccurate, or just out-and-out wrong?

So many "facts" we've learned from teachers, reporters, and even historians prove to be nothing more than myths when they're put under the microscope of research. Some were jumbled as they were passed down, sort of like a global game of telephone. Others were twisted purposefully to support political agendas and have very little to do with reality.

No matter how they happened, some falsehoods are so deeply rooted in the collective consciousness that they are hard to dispel. For instance, Columbus did not discover America, nor did he set sail to prove the Earth is round. But these little bits of false trivia are so often repeated that most people believe them and regurgitate them, infecting the next generation with the myth.

They Got It Wrong: History debunks a wealth of historical errors - accidental and deliberate, benign and dangerous - so we can learn lessons based on the true record of those who came before us.

Emma Marriott is a writer, an editor, and the author of I Used to Know That: World History, also published by Reader's Digest.

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They Got It Wrong: History
All the Facts That Turned Out to Be Myths

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