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Not So!: Popular Myths about America from Columbus to Clinton

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Boller provides readers with a cornucopia of historical correction, debunking myths that range from the trivial to the pernicious. For everyone who loves history--or the truth--Not So! offers a candid and absorbing look at the American past and its people. A superior package of intellectual bonbons.--Booklist.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 10th 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 5th 1995)
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An interesting read. My only real problem with the book is that I felt that anyone with a fairly basic understanding of american history probably knows that about 50% of the "myths" covered in the book are false. But definitely worth a quick read for some of the more obscure topics and anecdotes.
Paul Madarasz
I do love a good debunking, and this book has it in spades. As ol' Sam Clemens said, "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
Maybe it was because I already had read similar books and knew the same old myths, but even so the book was written tediously and was a bore to read. Skipped most of it.
The author debunks some of the most famous myths and common misperceptions about history, from colonial America to Clinton. Educational, fun.
An entertaining read that helped clear the cobwebs from some of America's myths and half-truths.
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