You Said What?: Lies and Propaganda Throughout History

You Said What Lies and Propaganda Throughout History A fascinating fun and fact filled compendium of the greatest lies deceptions propaganda and frauds ever perpetratedThroughout history from the dawn of man to the War on Terror governments corpor

  • Title: You Said What?: Lies and Propaganda Throughout History
  • Author: Bill Fawcett
  • ISBN: 9780061130502
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
  • A fascinating, fun, and fact filled compendium of the greatest lies, deceptions, propaganda, and frauds ever perpetratedThroughout history from the dawn of man to the War on Terror governments, corporations, historians, and high level braggarts of every stripe have freely engaged in the time honored pastime of lying for fun and profit You Said What is an endlessly entertA fascinating, fun, and fact filled compendium of the greatest lies, deceptions, propaganda, and frauds ever perpetratedThroughout history from the dawn of man to the War on Terror governments, corporations, historians, and high level braggarts of every stripe have freely engaged in the time honored pastime of lying for fun and profit You Said What is an endlessly entertaining and outrageously edifying look at some of the biggest whoppers of all time, chock full of deceptions, trickery, and incredible untruths both infamous and obscure.The press conspiracies that protected FDR s legs, as well as JFK s sex addiction and failing healthLies that caused the Knights Templar fall, the Salem witch trials, and the Black DeathBig lies that changed history Vietnam s Gulf of Tonkin, the Cuban missile crisis, the Polish raid that kicked off WWII and remember the Maine The self made, self serving myths we still believe today of Davy Crockett, Lawrence of Arabia, and NapoleonPlus our own personal pick for History s 1 Biggest Liar and much The lies will out You Said What is an indispensable treasure trove of true falsehoods, and an irreverent introduction to the world s greatest lies and the liars who told them.

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    1 thought on “You Said What?: Lies and Propaganda Throughout History”

    1. What is a fascinating premise -- a compendium of essays about great lies throughout history -- is spoiled by the fact that each of the mini-essays is fairly shallow and obvious to anyone who's done any study of history greater than the versions they teach you in high school. I would have enjoyed this book a great deal more if it were more in-depth, or if it had tried to be less far-reaching and gone into more detail. Though it's interesting enough, I suppose, and some of the essays' authors have [...]

    2. I went back and forth with this book between being kind of amused by the description of some of these stories, and being frustrated and annoyed with the breezy style and fast-and-loose approach to historical detail, evidence and especially analysis. This book reminds me of those 'Spike tv' shows like 'Ultimate Warrior' or 'Forgotten Planet', that deal with potentially interesting subject matter but invariably go for style and spectacle over substance.A lot of this material, in the form of mini-e [...]

    3. While it was interesting, it felt like it was just basics, skimming the surface of each of the stories. I felt that there was not a lot of information provided that a history buff wouldn't have already had an idea of. It simply doesn't seem all that effective. I did enjoy some parts of the book, but overall it was disappointing in its lack of depth. I had also hoped for more of the promised propaganda. Delivered less then hoped for.

    4. Bathroom reader for armchair historians - too detailed for casual reading but not fleshed out enough for folks interested in more depth. The book also has a problem with tone - sometimes light & snarky, sometimes deadly serious. Finally, the author mixes actual lies (the show trials of the USSR, for example) with deception (Operation Quicksilver) and misunderstood history (the reason that Christmas is celebrated in December). Color me not impressed.

    5. Utter waste of time! Quite a few of the contributing writers are either ignorant of the historical facts they're dealing with, or don't do their homework, or both. The editor himself didn't seem to be doing his job, and inadvertently and ironically, the book is one that propagates "lies" as much as pointing them out. If you're contemplating buying this book . DON'T. Really.

    6. A major disappointment: this one promises more than it delivers. For one, the lies are mostly tame and there's not much "propaganda", for another there's a suspicious absence of footnotes and other proofs for claims.

    7. I bought this book at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. I've only read a few of the entries, but it's an interesting read so far. Pair them with primary source documents when possible for a fully engaging experience.

    8. An excellent book revealing some of the lies that have been perpetuated throughout history. Great for armchair historians and written in a breezy style that makes it easy to read.

    9. Not much new in this book, and the presentation seems geared for an entry-level reader. Another reviewer on this site (Denise) pretty much nails it exactly.

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