Bad History: How We Got the Past Wrong (BOK)

Emma Marriott

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So much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted 'facts': Roman gladiators fought to the death; the Wild West was full of danger; and, the Wall Street Crash led to the Great Depression. But, history is, in fact, full of myths and misunderstandings that have become part of popular belief and wrongly coloured our understanding of historical figures and events. Each entry of this title will discuss the case for and against commonly accepted 'facts', and corrects what you thought you knew about history. Entries include: Was Captain Scott iconic or incompetent? Did Benito Mussolini make the trains run on time? Was the Suffragette movement responsible for securing votes for women in Britain? Was Caligula an insane tyrant and sexual pervert? "Bad History" provides a rigorously researched and entertaining read, perfect for any history enthusiast who wants to get their facts straight.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2011
Forfatter Emma Marriott Forlag
Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN 9781843176176 Antall sider 192
Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 2,4cm Vekt 304 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Gift books, General & world history