Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Best of the Worst?

On July 4, we reported that the History News Network Web site was polling readers on the subject of “the least credible [American] history book in print.” HNN says the response to that survey was “enormous,” with “dozens and dozens” of nominations being made. Here are the five books that were most often suggested:

The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson, by David Barton
The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
1421: The Year China Discovered America, by Gavin Menzies
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn

Now it’s your turn to choose your favorite (least favorite?) among this bunch. Simply click here to fill out the poll. Balloting will continue through this coming Sunday, July 15, with the top vote-getter to be announced on Monday, July 16.

So far, Zinn’s book leads the count, with Barton’s holding second place. But anything can happen over the next four days. Vote now!


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