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Fake History

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A fascinating and wittily-told history. I particularly enjoyed the section on Winston Churchill and the reality behind the myth the man himself created.
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I've been interested in reading this book since it was first announced being intrigued by the title. It covered some topics that I was interested in. I like to know the truth and often history is biased and every country/culture has its own side of the history so it's good to know a bit more of the story in order to find the truth. Anyone who is interested in history will enjoy reading this book,
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I got partway through this book. enjoyable to begin with but found it increasingly hard to keep returning to it. In the end I didn't finish the book
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I was intrigued immediately with this book just from the title. In today’s world where there is so much fake news, this seems like a new concept and yet this book shows you that fake news is nothing new. In fact it’s easier than ever to find the truth! This is a detailed look at certain pieces or people in history and showing what is generally believed is more myth and fiction than fact and truth.
Whilst I want to know what really happened and have those facts available to me I couldn’t help but feel there was just a bit too much negative opinion woven into the truth. Maybe that’s my loyalty coming through to the “Great British” public / country / nationality or maybe I do just think sometimes a story needs to be a fairytale in order to make it great. Churchill, The World Wars are things that unite a country like Britain and whilst it can be for the negative on the whole I think they make us a nation standing together, the author made me question how he views the country and certain parts and people in history rather than looking into the facts of history itself.
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