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Myths of Modern History
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Myths of Modern History

From the French Revolution to the 20th century world wars and the Cold War - new perspectives on key events

By Jacques R. Pauwels

This book will be available 8th April 2022. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$27.95 Paperback
This book will be available 8th April 2022. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$16.95 Ebook
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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.

Jacques R. Pauwels has taught European history at a number of universities in Ontario, including York, Waterloo and Guelph. He is the author of The Great Class War 1914–1918, Big Business and Hitler and The Myth of the Good War, revisionist histories of the rise of fascism and the World Wars. His books are read around the world and have been published in French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Russian, Turkish and Korean. An independent scholar, Pauwels holds PhDs in history (York) as well as political science (U of T). He lives in Brantford, Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
Publication Date: 8th April 2022
ISBN: 9781459416932
Format: 6in x 9in
12 colour & b&w photos and illustrations

Binding: Electronic book text, 384 pages
Publication Date: 8th April 2022
ISBN: 9781459416949
Format: EPUB
12 colour & b&w photos and illustrations

BIC Code: HBG
BISAC Code:  HIS000000, HIS006000, HIS010020, HIS027090, HIS027100, HIS037000
Imprint: Lorimer


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