||"A historical political resource."
History as Mystery
|Title||History as Mystery|
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|Description||In a compelling challenge to mainstream history, Michael Parenti does battle with a number of mass-marketed historical myths. He shows how history's victors distort and suppress the documentary record in order to perpetuate their power and privilege. And he demonstrates how historians are influenced by the professional and class environment in which they work. Pursuing themes ranging from antiquity to modern times, from the Inquisition and Joan of Arc to the anti-labor bias of present-day history textbooks, History as Mystery demonstrates in fascinating detail how past and present can inform each other and how history can be a truly exciting and engaging subject.|