“If you like history and enjoy reading about the not so well known facts of America's past, then this is the book for you. Here's just a few examples: Hollywood star, Heddy Lamarr, got the patent for "spectrum technology" that was later used for guided missiles and is the bases for cell phones and the internet; today, the White House staff numbers more than 1500, yet FDR's was less than 50 and Lincoln only had 2: Grant and Lee were not the 2 generals who ended the Civil War. Often what we think we know about a historical event is quite different than the reality. Morris sets the record straight as well as gives recognition to those who may have been overlooked in the past. An interesting, informative read.
Read-alikes: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen; America's Hidden History:Untold Tales of the First Pilgrims, Fighting Women, and Forgotten Founders Who Shaped a Nation by Kenneth Davis”