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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (227 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Medved Narrator: Michael Medved Publisher: Treasure Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN:
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It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us into trouble, 19th-century humorist Josh Billings remarked. It's the things we know that just ain't so.

In this bold and brilliantly argued book, acclaimed author and talk-radio host Michael Medved zeroes in on 10 of the biggest fallacies that millions of Americans believe about our country - in spite of incontrovertible facts to the contrary. In The 10 Big Lies About America, Medved pinpoints the most pernicious pieces of America-bashing disinformation that pollute current debates about the economy, race, religion in politics, the Iraq war, and other contentious issues.

Each of the 10 lies - widely believed among elites and taught as truth in universities and public schools - is a grotesque, propagandistic distortion of the historical record. For everyone who is tired of hearing America denigrated by people who don't know what they're talking about, The 10 Big Lies About America supplies the ammunition necessary to fire back the next time somebody tries to recycle these baseless beliefs. Medved's witty, well-documented rebuttal is a refreshing reminder that as Americans we should feel blessed, not burdened, by our heritage.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tony Peterson | 2/18/2014

    " poorly researched and poorly written...but I wouldn't expect much more from a moron like Medved. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 2/16/2014

    " "The 10 Big Lies about America" should be required reading in all high school classes. Medved happily contradicts and disproves many stories that I was raised with, placing the history of this wonderful country in a much better and more realistic light. The political and social nature of our country would change dramatically if the truth were taught, rather than fictitious, liberal drivel that abounds in educational institutions at ALL levels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 2/3/2014

    " Lightening-fast read. Interesting, especially when confronting topics like irreversible moral decline and the squeezing of the middle class. Both parties are guilty of exploiting the topics for their own gain, and slapping around a few sacred cows is fine by me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/16/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. Medved does a good job of exploring some of the lies that people believe about the US today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle | 1/12/2014

    " great book. has a lot of myths about America that i have actually heard of. Medved does a good job addressing each lie, and makes it interesting as well (double whammy). every patriotic American should read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/11/2014

    " This book was not a quick read. It took a while to get through, but was very interesting and informative. I enjoyed learning the information provided and helped me to see things in a different perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vasu Mirmira | 12/31/2013

    " Medved is so much more than a movie critic. He's knowledgeable on almost every topic you could think of. I only wish I could listen to his radio show more often! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 12/3/2013

    " I had a hard time getting into this book because of all the statistics and "he said, she said", but if you read it to the end it is a great book about gratitude for this great nation and moving on instead of beating ourselves up for past mistakes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 6/30/2013

    " Disappointing magazine like style, but some truly fantastic points give this high marks. Medved is a thousand times more persuasive and talented on radio. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitny | 1/14/2013

    " Must read for every American. Loved it. Great information "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret Dillon | 11/4/2011

    " A useful antidote to what we hear in the media. Shines a different light on our history with regard to the Indians, slavery, Christianity, big business, big government,etc. Maybe Medved sees things a bit too rosily, but his optimism is refreshing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 6/21/2011

    " Correction of some of the lies our historians want us to believe about our great country. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 6/15/2011

    " book club pick for march "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/2/2011

    " Loved it! Everyone should be proud to be an American! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 8/15/2010

    " Loved it! Everyone should be proud to be an American! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tony | 7/5/2010

    " poorly researched and poorly written...but I wouldn't expect much more from a moron like Medved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitny | 6/29/2010

    " Must read for every American. Loved it. Great information "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 3/12/2010

    " book club pick for march "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vasu | 10/24/2009

    " Medved is so much more than a movie critic. He's knowledgeable on almost every topic you could think of. I only wish I could listen to his radio show more often! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 9/19/2009

    " Correction of some of the lies our historians want us to believe about our great country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 7/8/2009

    " Even a conservative like me was surprised by some of the stuff I had thought true! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 5/14/2009

    " A useful antidote to what we hear in the media. Shines a different light on our history with regard to the Indians, slavery, Christianity, big business, big government,etc. Maybe Medved sees things a bit too rosily, but his optimism is refreshing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 4/25/2009

    " Lightening-fast read. Interesting, especially when confronting topics like irreversible moral decline and the squeezing of the middle class. Both parties are guilty of exploiting the topics for their own gain, and slapping around a few sacred cows is fine by me. "

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About the Author

Michael Medved, author and film critic, co-hosted PBS’ Sneak Previews for twelve years and was film critic for the New York Post for five years. He wrote Hospital, The Shadow Presidents, and, with co-writer with David Wallechinsky, What Really Happened to the Class of ‘65? An honors graduate of Yale, he also attended Yale Law School. He lives in Seattle with his wife and children.