… And the loser is …

I see from Chris Rhodda that the History News Network has selected David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies as the least credible history book currently in print. That’s quite an accomplishment, although it looks like it came down to a neck-and-neck race with Zinn’s People’s History of the United States.

According to the NY Times:

After a week of voting by readers, David Barton’s “The Jefferson Lies” won with some 650 votes, narrowly edging the left-wing historian Howard Zinn’s “People’s History of the United States,” which received 641 votes.

Trailing far behind were Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s “Killing Lincoln” (which argues that Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton was complicit in Lincoln’s assassination); Thomas DiLorenzo’s “The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War”; and Gavin Menzies’s “1421: The Year China Discovered America.”

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