Re: Favorite NON-fiction  

Mon Jan 27 16:50:28 PST 2003

On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Chris Olson - SunPS wrote:
> > Eh, I'll pass then... there's nothing unusual in claiming
> > history texts are biased, etc....
> True.  But claiming is one thing, whereas actualy
> going over them and giving the "other side of things"
> is different.  Then again, everyone has another side
> of history to tell.... 

Actually, this is bringing to mind a book I had to read for History last
semester, called _After the Fact_  I can't at the moment remember who it
was by, but I'm sure I could find out if someone was interested.  It
picked a few choice amusing little contradictions or hidden facts in
history and explores that.  Like how the victims of the Salem Witch Trials
were more or less from the same area of the town, and how Jefferson wrote
about no slavery but had slaves of his own...stuff like that.  Good book,
very tongue-in-cheek.


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