I had a funny incident a few years back. My mother-in-law (rest her soul) was a dyed-in-the-wool liberal, active in liberal town politics. We crossed swords a few times, and not only because I gave back in heavier proportion than I got, but my wife put her foot down and told her not to poke her politics at me.
Anyway, she knew I was a big history buff, and one year for Christmas she gave me his “famous book”. Now, I had never heard of this guy before, but I thought “Great! I love American History!”
I don’t think I made it past the first page without a creeping feeling there was something wrong, and by a few pages in, I was thinking “WTF is this?”
So I began skipping to different significant historical points in time and within two or three openings of the book, I walked into the garage and threw the disgusting tome in the trashcan.
I mentioned it to my wife, and she told her mom. Her mom read a lot, but apparently didn’t know that particular book and just bought it off sale shelf outside the entrance to a Borders book store.
I always wondered if she did it on purpose, but for some reason I cannot fathom, my gut tells me absolutely not.
But about the book...I could not believe that was being used as a school textbook! It was vile.
I once read a random page from this book on the library shelf. I read one or two paragraphs and quit in disgust. It made no attempt to be like a regular history book. It was pure leftist propaganda, and that is the most used history book in the USA. That really tells you a lot about the leftist teachers who force students to buy and read that garbage. Most college humanities courses exist only to indoctrinate the kids with anti-American hatred. Such a shame.