I really enjoyed Robert Wuhl’s ASSUME THE POSITION 101 and his follow up 201 where he sheds light on many history lessons we were taught that weren’t all true.
He truly makes history class fun. He compares the popular figures of yesteryear to today’s pop culture celebrities. For example, he said author Washington Irving was like Stephen King, Steven Tyler and Steven Spielberg all rolled into one because books were everything back then. He then proceeds to show how Irving’s books about Christopher Columbus gave birth to false legends that became historical facts. He shows several other things that we’ve all been taught as fact that weren’t true.
Here’s a taste of Assume the Position