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Debunking History by Edward Rayner
Book DescriptionHistory is full of myths, legends, fables, folklore, misinformation and misconceptions. Whether they have come about inadvertently or deliberately, many have ingrained themselves upon the public imagination. This book presents some of the most popular and most enduring of these myths from the American and French Revolutions to the two world wars and beyond. Arranged within well-defined geographical or thematic sections, and through a mix of short and long entries, each topic is clearly explained and the myth, error or controversy exposed. An authoritative, compelling and illuminating miscellany, here you can finally find a straight answer to all those niggling questions about the past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750941518
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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History is full of myths, legends, fables, folklore, misinformation and misconceptions. Whether they have come about inadvertently or deliberately, many have become part of the public imagination. This book presents some of the popular of these myths from the time of the American and French revolutions to the two world wars and beyond.
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Aims to provide answers to a host of teasing historical questions and exasperating mysteries, such as the death of Hitler; who the real Snow White was and whether she lived with seven short miners; the identity of Tom, Dick and Harry; the sinking of the Lusitania; Howard Carter's trickery; and the real events behind the saying 'Sweet Fanny Adam'.
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Author Biography - Edward Rayner
Ed Rayner and Ron Stapley have both taught modern history at school and college level and been Chief Examiners in History for London and the AEB. Ed Rayner's publications include International Affairs, corebook of the History of the Twentieth-century World series (Arnold, 1983). Ron Stapley is the author of Britain 1900-1945 (History at Source, Hodder Headline, 1995).
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