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"History Lessons" offers a light-hearted and fascinating challenge to the biases we bring to our understanding of American history. The subject of widespread attention when it was first published in 2004, this book gives a glimpse into classrooms across the globe, where opinions about the United States are first formed. Heralded as "timely and important" ("History News Network"), "History Lessons" includes sections from Russia, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Canada and others, covering such events as the American Revolution, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Iran hostage crisis, and the Korean War - providing an alternative history of the United States from the Viking Explorers to the post-Cold War era. By juxtaposing starkly contrasting versions of the historical events, "History Lessons" affords us a sometimes hilarious, often sobering look at what the world learns about America's past.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781595580825
ISBN-10: 1595580824
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: The New Press
Publisher: The New Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dana Lindaman

Dana Lindaman is a Ph.D. candidate in Romance Philology at Harvard University, focusing on the formation of French identity in secondary school textbooks. Kyle Ward is assistant professor of history and political science at Vincennes University in Indiana. He is the author of In the Shadow of Glory.