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Your understanding of this great nation's past and actually strengthen your appreciation for what makes American history su Come election time you re going to want to have read this book in order to see through the garbage that s dished out as history by politicians Ewing says Simple truths about history are lies about complex subjects Every such truth has layers and layers of depth and breadth that no 30 second sound byte can capture This book is good at exposing the myths the disinformation and the things that historians like myself have been deceived into believing For example I always thought that Herbert Hoover took a passive stance toward the Great Depression He actually tried lots of remedies some of which Franklin Roosevelt later took the credit for The fact that we have a bad opinion of Hoover is largely due to the myths about him that Franklin Delano Roosevelt wanted to perpetuate This is only one fascinating example from this marvelous book The Ronin in order to see through the garbage that s dished out as history by politicians Ewing says Simple truths about history are lies about complex subjects Every such truth has layers and layers of depth and breadth that no 30 second sound byte can capture This book Rockonomics is good at exposing the myths the disinformation and the things that historians like myself have been deceived Pathfinder Chronicles into believing For example I always thought that Herbert Hoover took a passive stance toward the Great Depression He actually tried lots of remedies some of which Franklin Roosevelt later took the credit for The fact that we have a bad opinion of Hoover Velvet Submission (Club Velvet Ice, is largely due to the myths about him that Franklin Delano Roosevelt wanted to perpetuate This Oil Painting is only one fascinating example from this marvelous book

SUMMARY The Skeptic's Guide to American History The Great Courses #8588

The Skeptic's Guide to American History The Great Courses #8588

To take a skeptical approach to American history is not to dabble in imaginative conspiracy theories; rather it's to reframe What s a book Is it whatever you can check off as currently reading on Goodreads Do e books count Do audiobooks What about a podcast series like Serial Where s the line What about an essay of just a couple dozen pages It s not really a book or is it If I set a goal of reading 75 books as I have this year and one or of my entries is made up of a series only available on audio does that count Or should my achievement have an asterisk attached to itI know Goodreads like the rest of social media isn t policed and a person would have to be a real dick to comment under someone s completed achievement Nice try Susan Issues of Vogue magazine don t count Neither do those romance novels you get for free on your KindleA magazine is a magazine not a book I think we can all agree on that But what about a short story A single short story that might just happen to be sueezed in between two coversLike many classic short stories Stefan Zweig s Chess Story is sold on its own and in short story collections So if a single story counts as a read then a collection of 10 of Zweig s stories should count as 10 Maybe that s the definition of a book typed text on pages between two coversLast year I reviewed Hans Christian Andersen s The Complete Fairy Tales but as you ll see if you go to that link nearly every review is a review for a different edition That wouldn t ordinarily cause concern but Andersen reportedly wrote 168 fairy tales and stories There is as far as I know no single collection containing them all because if you tried to walk onto a plane with it they d make you check it in as luggage Which is to say every collection of Andersen s stories contains different fairy tales That means that although both Aliona and I checked off The Complete Fairy Tales as Read our editions most likely contained completely different stories They must have because Aliona gave her collection only 3 stars and I know there is no way anyone who read the collection I did would have given it anything less than a 5 Or a 4 if a gun was being held to their head Not 3 Because then I d have to write Aliona and demand that she explain herselfBut much to Aliona s relief I don t think I have to do that because Aliona probably got a really shitty translation Was it The Princess ON the Pea or The Princess AND the Pea Aliona See on is the correct translation of the original Danish but almost all editions before Tiina Nunnally s have it as and What about if someone goes on and checks off Princess and the Pea ON ITS OWN as read I mean surely that shouldn t count right The thing s like two full pages 48 apparently with pictures I am much relieved to find that none of my Goodreads friends have marked this Princess and the Pea as readI mean it s just laziness really isn t it Marking Princess and the Pea as read when it took you all of two minutes to read it Perhaps this is something parents do when they find that they no longer have any time to read indeed that the only books they ARE reading are to their kids at night But they don t want to feel left out so they mark Princess and the Pea as read in an effort to try and keep up with Jonathan Nakapalau who has set a reading goal of 365 books 365 And guess what He s already read 303 probably up to 429 by the time you read this I mean what the heck Jon Way to make us all feel like losers And no I didn t check but perhaps Jon has just read Princess and the Pea 303 times That s highly probable I d saySome years ago the actor Richard Armitage signed a deal with audible to narrate a couple of Shakespeare novelizations If you go to your local bookstore and try and get the first of these Hamlet Prince of Denmark you ll come up empty because there never was a physical book released You can however download the e book on your kindleRichard Armitage s second Shakespeare novelization Romeo And Juliet doesn t even have an e book for you to download It s available ONLY on audible in audiobook format Does that then still count as a book It does say it s a novel I mean the word is right there in the title But is it ReallyI admit it I am a highly competitive person and if I manage to get to 75 books at the end of the year I will take some pride in that But there should be some guidelines shouldn t there No Brendan the whole point is to just try and get people to read It s not a contest Really The word challenge is right there But ok sure whatever gets people to read But to openly admit this to remove the competitive aspect of it would threaten the entire enterprise wouldn t it Aren t we a society run on competition God knows that for better or worse social media certainly is ok for worse most assuredly I do find that I absolutely am pushed to read when I sign into my Goodreads to find that I m two books behind schedule as I am now probably because I m spending so much time writing this review when I should be reading but if everyone you know is logging episodes of Game of Thrones I mean why not How long until people are doing that why care any at all How long until this entire thing comes crashing down and with it Goodreads itselfWe need some regulations people We need someone to tell us what can and can t be readWith that said I m not sure whether or not you re familiar with The Great Courses They re not books but a series of easily digestible half hour episodes about some various topic They have courses on Shakespeare Dante Plato King Arthur the British Empire and seemingly an endless list of other subject matter The Skeptic s Guide to American History might better be called American History Fact and Fiction If Mythbusters did a series on American History it would probably sound something like this I ve enjoyed all the entries in The Great Courses series and this is no exception They re all really well taught and I find that they re often better at keeping my attention while at the gym than any actual books are That s because they don t have characters It s just history at least in this caseIt s no Hans Christian Andersen but I think Aliona would probably like these too But is it reading I m marking this as read because I want to personally acknowledge that I finished it for myself in other words But is it read Ultimately that s what the Reading Challenge depends on Our own feelings on the matter Whether we feel guilty about marking something as read that actually isn t a physical book or whether we re ok with it knowing that the 303 books Jon s read are all physical booksOr are they Jon Anything you d like to confess Texas Glory (Leigh Brothers Texas Trilogy, is not to dabble Hollands Glorie in Huntress imaginative conspiracy theories; rather The Black Unicorn: Poems (Norton Paperback) it's to reframe What s a book Is Sharing Economy it whatever you can check off as currently reading on Goodreads Do e books count Do audiobooks What about a podcast series like Serial Where s the line What about an essay of just a couple dozen pages It s not really a book or Saphisme Et Dčadence Dans Paris Fin De Sic̈le is Направи мъжа си милионер it If I set a goal of reading 75 books as I have this year and one or of my entries The Dead Student is made up of a series only available on audio does that count Or should my achievement have an asterisk attached to Burn (Elementally Evolved, itI know Goodreads like the rest of social media The Token Wife isn t policed and a person would have to be a real dick to comment under someone s completed achievement Nice try Susan Issues of Vogue magazine don t count Neither do those romance novels you get for free on your KindleA magazine The Innocents Surrender is a magazine not a book I think we can all agree on that But what about a short story A single short story that might just happen to be sueezed The Midwife in between two coversLike many classic short stories Stefan Zweig s Chess Story Ogled o sljepoći is sold on The Surrendered its own and Falling (Fading, in short story collections So Perdido (Los lobos de Mercy Falls, if a single story counts as a read then a collection of 10 of Zweig s stories should count as 10 Maybe that s the definition of a book typed text on pages between two coversLast year I reviewed Hans Christian Andersen s The Complete Fairy Tales but as you ll see Rise of Heroes (Maskes, if you go to that link nearly every review The Three Fat Women of Antibes and Gigolo and Gigolette is a review for a different edition That wouldn t ordinarily cause concern but Andersen reportedly wrote 168 fairy tales and stories There Un amor fora ciutat is as far as I know no single collection containing them all because The Forest of Souls if you tried to walk onto a plane with Cuckold Erotica it they d make you check Osnovy Uchebnogo Akademicheskogo Risunka it ¿Amor o Venganza? (Spanish Edition) in as luggage Which All Dogs Bite (Club Chrome, is to say every collection of Andersen s stories contains different fairy tales That means that although both Aliona and I checked off The Complete Fairy Tales as Read our editions most likely contained completely different stories They must have because Aliona gave her collection only 3 stars and I know there A Search for the King is no way anyone who read the collection I did would have given Varney, the Vampyre it anything less than a 5 Or a 4 The Midwife (The Pocket Watch Chronicles, if a gun was being held to their head Not 3 Because then I d have to write Aliona and demand that she explain herselfBut much to Aliona s relief I don t think I have to do that because Aliona probably got a really shitty translation Was Speciarium (Cooking) it The Princess ON the Pea or The Princess AND the Pea Aliona See on Jupiter (Eismond 5) is the correct translation of the original Danish but almost all editions before Tiina Nunnally s have The Master Shark's Mate (Fire & Rescue Shifters Book 5) it as and What about Sergeant Chip and Other Novellas if someone goes on and checks off Princess and the Pea ON ITS OWN as read I mean surely that shouldn t count right The thing s like two full pages 48 apparently with pictures I am much relieved to find that none of my Goodreads friends have marked this Princess and the Pea as readI mean Journey Into Darkness it s just laziness really Paléo Nutrition isn t Bible Enlightened it Marking Princess and the Pea as read when For Members Only it took you all of two minutes to read About a Girl it Perhaps this Über ein Mädchen is something parents do when they find that they no longer have any time to read Hero indeed that the only books they ARE reading are to their kids at night But they don t want to feel left out so they mark Princess and the Pea as read TELEVISION, REALIZACIÓN Y LENGUAJE AUDIOVISUAL, 3ª EDICIÓN in an effort to try and keep up with Jonathan Nakapalau who has set a reading goal of 365 books 365 And guess what He s already read 303 probably up to 429 by the time you read this I mean what the heck Jon Way to make us all feel like losers And no I didn t check but perhaps Jon has just read Princess and the Pea 303 times That s highly probable I d saySome years ago the actor Richard Armitage signed a deal with audible to narrate a couple of Shakespeare novelizations If you go to your local bookstore and try and get the first of these Hamlet Prince of Denmark you ll come up empty because there never was a physical book released You can however download the e book on your kindleRichard Armitage s second Shakespeare novelization Romeo And Juliet doesn t even have an e book for you to download It s available ONLY on audible Blind Aphrodite in audiobook format Does that then still count as a book It does say A Fate Worse Than Death and More Fright with a Bite it s a novel I mean the word Ascent of Woman is right there ANATOMÍA DEL ENTRENAMIENTO DE LA FUERZA CON EL PROPIO PESO CORPORAL (En Forma (tutor)) in the title But Primal Island: A Bimbo Harem Adventure is Meu Pé de Laranja Lima it ReallyI admit La primera reina tolteca it I am a highly competitive person and Cicatrice the sirius t.2 if I manage to get to 75 books at the end of the year I will take some pride Disaster and Resistance in that But there should be some guidelines shouldn t there No Brendan the whole point Continental Contract (The Executioner, is to just try and get people to read It s not a contest Really The word challenge Stories Of My Creation is right there But ok sure whatever gets people to read But to openly admit this to remove the competitive aspect of Fated (Baals Heart, it would threaten the entire enterprise wouldn t Alinka - Unikurkialan tarinoita it Aren t we a society run on competition God knows that for better or worse social media certainly Vitez zatočnik (Miloš Obilić, is ok for worse most assuredly I do find that I absolutely am pushed to read when I sign Space, Time, and Spacetime into my Goodreads to find that I m two books behind schedule as I am now probably because I m spending so much time writing this review when I should be reading but La batalla por los puentes: Arnhem 1944. 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Psicochamanismo y vida itselfWe need some regulations people We need someone to tell us what can and can t be readWith that said I m not sure whether or not you re familiar with The Great Courses They re not books but a series of easily digestible half hour episodes about some various topic They have courses on Shakespeare Dante Plato King Arthur the British Empire and seemingly an endless list of other subject matter The Skeptic s Guide to American History might better be called American History Fact and Fiction If Mythbusters did a series on American History L'Invocateur - Livre III - Mage-Guerrier (French Edition) it would probably sound something like this I ve enjoyed all the entries Proudhon, Marx, Picasso in The Great Courses series and this Agendabloc 2019 Spécial Pédagogie positive: Tout pour se simplifier la vie ! is no exception They re all really well taught and I find that they re often better at keeping my attention while at the gym than any actual books are That s because they don t have characters It s just history at least Inodoro Pereyra 25 (Inodoro Pereyra, in this caseIt s no Hans Christian Andersen but I think Aliona would probably like these too But La conspiracion idiota is Clan and Conviction (Clan Beginnings, it reading I m marking this as read because I want to personally acknowledge that I finished Dangerously Funny it for myself The Broken Sword in other words But Workout (Management 3.0) is GEOGRAFIA E HISTORIA MADRID SERIE DESCUBRE 1 ESO SABER HACER - 9788468019048 it read Ultimately that s what the Reading Challenge depends on Our own feelings on the matter Whether we feel guilty about marking something as read that actually Guided Meditation for Beginners isn t a physical book or whether we re ok with Glendaria Awakens Trilogy it knowing that the 303 books Jon s read are all physical booksOr are they Jon Anything you d like to confess

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Ch a fascinating chapter in the larger story of Western civilization And in this bold 24 lecture series you can do just that A great course indeedProfessor Stoler dissects the many myths that continue to perpetuate in the US From the Pilgrims to the Information Age and everything in between he analyzes different events and the people involved and sheds light on the actual facts in a clear and concise mannerI have to admit a lot of what the Professor went over I did not know I think its best to have at least a basic knowledge of US history to get the most out of this course However even if I wasn t too familiar with the Great Depression for example I learned a good amount about it and have a foothold albeit a slippery one on the subject Stoler does a good job at giving a basic overview on the eventsOverall I enjoyed this course and I plan to further my reading about US history Highly recommended Ni Un Jefe Más. Quiero tener mi negocio y ser mi propio jefe. Secretos para independizarse: Cómo un Emprendedor Exitoso. Cómo crear una empresa exitosa. Cómo emprender e iniciar un negocio rentable in the larger story of Western civilization And No Limits (No existen Límites cuando se cree en uno mismo) in this bold 24 lecture series you can do just that A great course Captain Wentworths Persuasion indeedProfessor Stoler dissects the many myths that continue to perpetuate Canu Cynnar in the US From the Pilgrims to the Information Age and everything La bondad de los extraños in between he analyzes different events and the people Willy the Wizard involved and sheds light on the actual facts Off-side in a clear and concise mannerI have to admit a lot of what the Professor went over I did not know I think Esclava Medieval: La Sumisión retorcida en Placer por un Matrimonio de Conveniencia (Novela Romántica y Erótica en Español: Fantasía nº 1) (Spanish Edition) its best to have at least a basic knowledge of US history to get the most out of this course However even Enséñame más if I wasn t too familiar with the Great Depression for example I learned a good amount about Wonder (The Books of Marvella, it and have a foothold albeit a slippery one on the subject Stoler does a good job at giving a basic overview on the eventsOverall I enjoyed this course and I plan to further my reading about US history Highly recommended


10 thoughts on “The Skeptic's Guide to American History The Great Courses #8588

  1. says:

    What's a book Is it whatever you can check off as currently reading on Goodreads Do e books count Do audiobooks What about a podcast series like Serial Where's the line What about an essay of just a couple dozen pages It's not really a book or is it If I set a goal of reading 75 books as I have this year and one or of my entries is made up of a series only available on audio does that count Or should my achi

  2. says:

    Living through an era is much different from reading about the history of it The one learns about particular historical h

  3. says:

    The Skeptics Guide to American History is a collection of fairly short lectures that take the listener from the Revolutionary War to the end of the Cold War For the most part it's a history of politics and conflict and I found myself surprised

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    This series of lectures starts off with the discovery of the North American continent and concludes it's critical analysis around the time of the Vietnam War It is important to note this is not a set of lectures designed

  5. says:

    I have a friend who's a freshman congressman and have told him every member of congress should watch or listen to this course from The Great Courses It's a different kind of survey course in which each lecture takes on some popularly held belief or myth about America's past and examines in with a skeptic's eye

  6. says:

    Come election time you're going to want to have read this book in order to see through the garbage that's dished out as history by pol

  7. says:

    A great course indeedProfessor Stoler dissects the many myths that continue to perpetuate in the US From the Pilgrims to the Information Age and everything in between he analyzes different events and the people in

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    “Further ideology and perceptions are themselves products of all the general factors previously cited as caus

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    I found this to be very enlightening and interesting The downside to buying this through audiblecom instead of through the Great Cour

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    One of my favorite Great Courses I thought it might just be a big debunking mess but instead I thoroughly enjoyed Stoler's

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