Everything-well, almost everything-you know about American history is wrong because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academic historians who treat their biases as fact. But fear not: Professor Thomas Woods refutes the popular myths in The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. Professor Woods reveals ...Read MoreEverything-well, almost everything-you know about American history is wrong because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academic historians who treat their biases as fact. But fear not: Professor Thomas Woods refutes the popular myths in The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. Professor Woods reveals facts that you won't be--or never were--taught in school, tells you about the "Books You're Not Supposed to Read," and takes you on a fast-paced politically incorrect tour of American history that will give you all the information you need to battle and confound left-wing professors, neighbors, and friends.Read Less
Dr. Woods attempts to show us how our founding fathers laid out the Constitution and Bill Of Rights so America would be a nation with minimum Federal government and strong State's Rights. Per Dr. Woods, many of the issues leading up to the "War For Southern Independence" have been left out, overlooked, and/or twisted around in the history books.
Up to this point, Mr. Woods does a mediocre job of stating these views. After the Civil War, this book simple expounds on his theory; all that is good in America is due to big business and ultra-conservative republicans and all that is bad is everything else. Bad presidents were all democrats and the only good presidents were republicans, except the ones he does not mention because they did not lay down and roll over for the corporate giants. According to Dr. Woods, if we are not in total alignment with the industry giants of huge corporations, we must be evil liberals (or even commies) out for the ruination of America as a democratic republic.
I spent twenty bucks for a book because the title and cover led me to believe I would be informed about events in our nation's history which are not always politically correct. The purpose of this book was to reveal how most historians are liberals who have slanted American history to appease the radical anarchist or anyone not fortunate enough to have made millions executing corporate doctrine. Those with independent ideas not considered appropriate by the standards of corporate America are labeled as liberal rabble whose every thought is bad for America. Dr. Woods? book is about partisan politics. It is a one-sided biased philosophy aimed at anyone unable to separate fact from fiction, but will accept a book written by a PhD as gospel.
Jan 29, 2009
An easy and quick read
I really enjoyed the book and what a way to study history that I have forgotten since high school and college.
One of the next book to add to my library will be: The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War
Aug 31, 2007
A Must read for History Fans
Anyone who is interested in American History must read this book, (and insist your high school children also read it). It has opened my eyes to the incredibile amount of mis-information in the popular media. I hope this author continues to write books of this nature.
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