The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

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An American history professor sets the record straight on American history with an irreverant and hard-hitting look at the nation's most important people and events, concluding that the American Revolution was fought by conservatives and the First Amendment accepted state-sponsored churches. Original.

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 “Will Rogers once said that the problem in America isn’t so much what people don’t know; the problem is what people think they know that just ain’t so.”

—Professor Thomas E. Woods

 
Most Americans trust that their history professors and high school teachers will give students honest and accurate information. In a shocking new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, historian Professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr. makes it quite clear that liberal professors have misinformed our children for generations.

Woods takes on the most controversial moments of American history and exposes how history books are merely a series of clichés drafted by academics who are heavily biased against God, democracy, patriotism, capitalism and most American family values.  Woods takes aim at the high school and college textbooks that promote morally neutral, politically correct, multi-cultural distortions of our nation’s past and provides the real history of our country’s origins, founders, principles, successes, and failures. 

Woods reveals the truth behind gross misinterpretations including:

MYTH: The First Amendment prohibits school prayer
FACT:  
When federal courts strike down religious expression in the states, they are willfully perverting the policy of what the Framers of the First Amendment intended: complete federal nonintervention in religious issues

MYTH: The New Deal created great prosperity

FACT: Public-sector jobs “created” by New Deal spending programs either simply displaced or actually destroyed private-sector jobs.

MYTH: What the Supreme Court says, goes
FACT:  
Neither Thomas Jefferson nor the drafters of the Constitution envisioned the power the federal courts routinely exercise over the states and the people. 

From the real American “revolutionaries” to the reality of labor unions, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, is all you need for the truth about America—objective and unvarnished.

Baker
& Taylor

Looks at American history with an irreverant and hard-hitting look at the nation's important people and events, concluding that the American Revolution was fought by conservatives and the First Amendment accepted state-sponsored churches.

Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, c2004
ISBN: 9780895260475
0895260476
Branch Call Number: 973 W867p
Characteristics: xv, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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steve1958
May 25, 2017

not fake news,just fake facts.

DebAK May 15, 2016

Our friend Naturalist thinks that by reviewing twice he makes his points more clearly. Sometimes less is more.

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naturalist
Jan 04, 2016

secessionist apologetics ...
“Thomas E. Woods, Jr. and the Neo-Confederate Catholic Right”
by Frank Cocozzelli, posted May 4, 2013 The Daily Kos
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/5/4/1206728/-Thomas-E-Woods-Jr-and-the-Neo-Confederate-Catholic-Right . . .
and . . .
“Why Conservatives Are So Upset with Thomas Woods's Politically Incorrect History Book”
by Ronald Radosh, posted on HNN History News network
http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/10493#sthash.IvNv2KFf.dpuf
and . . .
“A Bigot's Guide to American History – A new history of America questions everything from civil rights to the legality of the 14th Amendment. According to the NY Times it's the 8th most popular book in America.”
by Eric L. Muller, posted February 2, 2005 on AlterNet
http://www.alternet.org/story/21139/a_bigot's_guide_to_american_history

EuSei Oct 23, 2013

The book’s “Description” and the review by “Publisher’s Weekly” are extremely biased, quite contemptuous of the author. (Incidentally, PW doesn’t label known Liberal authors “liberal,” although they have no problem calling Woods’ opinions as “classically conservative”…) It is obvious they spouse the same opinion of the books Woods condemn. My suggestion is read the book and arrive to your own conclusions.

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naturalist
Sep 25, 2013

About Regnery Publishing --
Welcome to Regnery Publishing, the country’s leading publisher of conservative books....From the very start, Regnery has been a major force within the conservative movement.....
http://www.regnery.com/about/

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csandkc
Apr 11, 2012

This review is quite biased and it's safe to assume that many books recommended are corrections of liberal revisionist history books. The fact is that public school children are still encouraged to view the South as morally wrong in the Civil War and the North as morally right. Some kind of balance needs to be struck without sacrificing the facts of history.

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