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Is this book historically accurate? It seems like it is aimed at a younger audience, and written almost a century ago, so are its facts actually correct?

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Heather History does not change, but our understanding of it does as new discoveries in archaeology, science, and history bring to light details and interpretations that supersede previously understood facts. The book is very dated, particularly in the beginning of the book which is filled with speculative and pseudo-history, some of which matches current understanding and interpretations of early history/archaeology and some of which doesn't. If I was going to use it for children, I would skip the first dozen or so chapters, perhaps even using only the chapters that cover about 800 A.D. forward.
Jes Smith This book was winner of the first Newberry Medal, it is written by a father to his two young sons. It's intent is a broad overview of human history. While facts of history do not change, the stories told by either the victors or losers impact and shape the narrative. Amazing to think that although the history is simplistic, this is by no means a 'simple' book. The sophistication of the book compared to what kids read today is quite stark.
Webajeb Of course it is accurate. History doesn't change, no matter how much time goes by. It does have some updates ADDED to it for later developments in human history, of course. And, being written for a younger audience made it all that much more readable, and easier to understand and follow. I highly recommend it!
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