The Truth About History: How New Evidence Is Transforming the Story of the Past
We all know that Florence Nightingale was the great angel of mercy who saved thousands of lives by tending to the wounds of Crimean War soldiers, but in reality, her hospital was a much more serious threat to their health than that war's brutal front line.
Any school child can tell you that Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb, but in fact another prolific inventor, Hiram M
What did I learn?
1. If a ring on a tree is wide, that means it was a wet year.
2. Trotsky was removed from a lot of Russia photos and textbooks once he fell out of favor with the Russian people.
3. The Russian Revolution was not as revolutionary as first perceived. It was actually reenacted several years later where they took the photos for the history books.
And much more,....
there are some interesting tidbits in the book but overall it's one big steaming turd, not fit for my bookshelf. i threw my copy away.
The company was founded by DeWitt and Lila Wallace in 1922 with the first publication of Reader's Digest magazine, but ...more