Monday, November 29, 2010

Staff Pick of the Week

Heather's Pick

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

I picked this book up a few years ago because of the title. I hated high school history. The dates. The people who had no faults. This book changed history for me and made historic individuals in American history real people who struggled in their decision making and fought to do the right thing, even if they didn't completely believe it themselves. It also introduce ideas that were foreign to me, like the plague that afflicted many Native Americans before and during the first settlements. Mostly this book got me interested in learning about the events and people who forged the nation.

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