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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (631 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas E. Woods Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Politically Incorrect Guides Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455182749
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Everything—well, almost everything—you know about American history is wrong, because most textbooks and popular history books are written by left-wing academic historians who treat their biases as fact. But fear not; Professor Thomas Woods refutes the popular myths in The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.

Professor Woods’ book reveals facts that you won’t be, or never were, taught in school. It tells you about the “Books You’re Not Supposed to Read” and takes you on a fast-paced, politically incorrect tour of American history that will give you all the information you need to battle and confound left-wing professors, neighbors, and friends.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is not surprising that a history guide written by a professor with an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a doctorate from Columbia made it onto the New York Times bestseller list. What is surprising—refreshingly so—is that a text that challenges the liberal canon has so resonated with the American public…Provides a compelling rebuttal to the liberal sentiment encrusted upon current history texts…The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History is ultimately about truth…This is a book everyone interested in American history should have in his library.”

    Weekly Standard

  • “Knowing our past is essential if we are to preserve our freedoms. Professor Woods’ work heroically rescues real history from the politically correct memory hole. Every American should read this book.”

    The Honorable Ron Paul, MD, US House of Representatives

  • “Woods has taken on some of the big historical issues with a fresh and definitely non-PC approach. His take on American history is bold, brilliant, thought-provoking, and what is even better, entertaining.”

    Clyde N. Wilson, professor of history, University of South Carolina

  • “An important work that refutes the misrepresentations of American history that have misinformed generations about their country, its origins, purposes, successes, and failures. Riveting, highly readable.”

    Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of the US Treasury

  • “Provoke[s] thought in an entertaining way.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swampfox | 2/18/2014

    " This was the first of any of the PIG books that I read. Excellent, well-documented sources, and recommendations of other books on the topics covered. I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Birk | 2/16/2014

    " This was an interesting take on several American history events. I was especially concerned with what I read about President Reagan. I guess no one is perfect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared Murphy | 2/9/2014

    " I am a fan of the Politically Incorrect series of historical books. The series typically attempts to give a balanced representation of history, in some cases having to go far to the other extreme of the accepted version that is espoused by the victor. Even if you do not agree with viewpoints given in these books, it is a good thing to get a different perspective. Certainly, a good historian should look at subjects objectively, nay, pragmatically, as possible. One thing I can say: general history does get caught up in repeating the same mantras or narratives and in reality, as one looks more closely to particulars and arguments concerning the issues in an event, things are never as cut and dry as they are presented in generalities. Unfortunately, it seems a lot of people don't want to look at the particulars and would rather settle for the more stable (at least reassuring) generalities. Give me the particulars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Seals | 1/19/2014

    " This is a very easy read, not like a normal history book. The author shows things that are left out of history books in schools. It also shows a different side of some situations and people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi Willard | 1/17/2014

    " What you never learned in public school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/11/2013

    " Best history class I've ever taken! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/4/2013

    " Interesting perspective on American History "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 11/4/2013

    " This book really makes one look at things from a different perspective. Though it is rife with the author's opinions, one can still see the facts. Very interesting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 10/25/2013

    " Interesting history lesson. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 B Kevin | 8/24/2013

    " I don't know how to classify this, history, or historical fiction? Author's assertions were rather poorly documented. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Bauer | 8/19/2013

    " Some things you may not have been taught in school. A much more even look at some bried American History, critical of both parties. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Libertylover501 | 1/29/2013

    " Arm yourself with the info from this book. Especially if you like to debate history and politics. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janet Patterson | 11/29/2012

    " I hated it. Could not get more than a few pages into it. It is way too right-wing for my liberal outlook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Cooper | 8/11/2012

    " [Audio:] Great book. Main thing I liked about this is its states' rights approach to our history. It does a very good job of showing how far we've drifted from a state-centered country to a federal government dominated country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 4/16/2012

    " Interesting book. Especially liked the early American History portions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 2/7/2012

    " For an alternate point of view of what really happened in American history, and what the text books often leave out, you can't do better than Thomas E. Woods' "The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 7/25/2011

    " Read this book and defend big government. I dare you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugo | 6/1/2011

    " If you are a liberal/progressive you will hate this book. Me, I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugo | 4/25/2011

    " If you are a liberal/progressive you will hate this book. Me, I loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Void | 3/8/2011

    " Quite a cool book. Not that I'm that familiar with the American History, but it sure does say some stuff I've never heard of and certainly stuff you don't expect many to go around repeating :P Thumbs up for such histories! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 12/12/2010

    " A fun, short, introduction to the most fascinating interpretation of American history I have discovered. Woods obviously loves his country, but is willing, like Chomsky, to explore critical facts that other authors have either ignored or been ignorant of. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janet | 11/30/2010

    " I hated it. Could not get more than a few pages into it. It is way too right-wing for my liberal outlook. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 4/6/2010

    " This is a very easy read, not like a normal history book. The author shows things that are left out of history books in schools. It also shows a different side of some situations and people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dean | 9/14/2009

    " Very informative and fun to read. The format is fast paced and on the lighter side. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 9/11/2009

    " What you never learned in public school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 9/10/2009

    " [Audio:] Great book. Main thing I liked about this is its states' rights approach to our history. It does a very good job of showing how far we've drifted from a state-centered country to a federal government dominated country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 7/4/2009

    " Interesting book. Especially liked the early American History portions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 4/30/2009

    " This was an interesting take on several American history events. I was especially concerned with what I read about President Reagan. I guess no one is perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swampfox | 4/23/2009

    " This was the first of any of the PIG books that I read. Excellent, well-documented sources, and recommendations of other books on the topics covered. I highly recommend it. "

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About the Author

Professor Thomas E. Woods Jr. is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals and the Progressive Era and The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy. He holds four Ivy League degrees, including an AB from Harvard and a PhD from Columbia. He teaches courses in Western civilization, is the associate editor of the Latin Mass magazine, and is a prolific essayist on historical subjects. He lives with his family in Coram, New York. 

About the Narrator

Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie and six Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Washington, DC.