Not So!: Popular Myths about America from Columbus to Clinton
In sailing westward in 1492, did Columbus defy the prevailing belief that the Earth was flat? Was Thomas Paine an atheist? Was Truman plucked from obscurity to be FDR's running mate in 1944? Are presidential campaigns nowadays far dirtier than they were in the past? Is Hillary Clinton the most active or influential First Lady ever? Not so, says Paul Boller, in this delight...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published October 5th 1995)
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Aug 02, 2012 Ashley rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
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.