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Bad History
Bad History

Bad History

How We Got the Past Wrong


192 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781782435778

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Oct 2017)
Michael O'Mara

Price: $12.95


Sorting the facts from historical fiction, this book exposes the falsehoods that have wrongly influenced the understanding of world history

Sorting the facts from the historical fiction, Bad History exposes the falsehoods that have wrongly influenced our understanding of world history. Much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted "facts," such as that St. Patrick was Irish; Roman gladiators would fight to the death; and the Wild West was full of danger. However, history is full of myths and misunderstandings that have been repeated so much over the years that we don't give them a second thought. Each entry in this informative book will discuss the case for and against these commonly accepted truths, and corrects what you thought you knew about history. This rigorously researched and entertaining read is perfect for any history enthusiast who wants to get their facts straight.

Author Biography

Emma Marriott is the author of I Used to Know That: History and The History of the World in Bite-sized Chunks.