Book reveals how other nations' textbooks view American history

07/6/2004 | NYTimes.com

New York Times book reviewer Daniel Swift calls "History Lessons: How Textbooks From Around the World Portray U.S. History" a fascinating yet imperfect assessment of how other countries view key U.S. historical events. Swift says that despite the biases of its authors, the book nevertheless offers entertaining and enlightening foreign perspectives on such events as the American Revolution, the Monroe Doctrine and the D-Day invasion.

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