Myths of Modern History

From the French Revolution to the 20th century world wars and the Cold War - New Perspectives on Key Events

Jacques R. Pauwels

Revisionist historian Jacques R. Pauwels challenges readers to reconsider what they know about some key events in the last 250 years of world history.
Publication date:
August 2022
Publisher :
Formac/Lorimer
Language:
English
Illustration :
12 colour & b&w photos and illustrations
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781459416932

Dimensions : 153 X 229 mm
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£22.00

Overview
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At a time when it's all too easy to see history in black-and-white terms, historian Jacques R. Pauwels urges readers to let go of conventional history textbooks and re-examine historical events outside the bounds of conventional ideologies and agendas.

Pauwels uses twelve key events, from the French Revolution onwards, to debunk well-known accepted historical narratives in the western canon. He challenges readers to rethink their views by compiling the recent work of specialized scholars whose research demonstrates that the facts contradict the myths that have been offered to explain these events.

Beginning with a reconsideration of the impacts of the French Revolution, Pauwels finishes by dismantling the American narrative surrounding the use of nuclear weapons in the Second World War and the real rationale for the Cold War and the U.S.'s postwar global democracy project.