Fake Heroes: Ten False Icons and How they Altered the Course of History (Paperback)
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Fake Heroes: Ten False Icons and How they Altered the Course of History (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages
Published: 23/05/2024
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As entertaining as it is jaw-dropping, this pacey volume from the bestselling author of Fake History sets the record straight about the less favourable aspects of some of the history’s most famous characters customarily hailed as heroes, from Mother Theresa to JFK Kennedy.

From the author of bestseller Fake History, Otto English, comes a shocking yet hilarious look at ten of the greatest liars in history.

Whether it's virtuous leaders in just wars, martyrs sacrificing all for a cause, or innovators changing the world for the better, down the centuries supposedly great men and women have risen to become household names, saints and heroes. But just how deserving are they of their reputation?
Exploring everything from Captain Scott's reckless hunt for glory to Coco Chanel's murky Nazi past, Otto English turns his attention to some of history's biggest (and most beloved) figures, bringing to light the darker truths that they would rather have kept buried away, while also celebrating the unsung heroes. Fake Heroes exposes the truths of the past and helps us understand why they matter today.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781802795929
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm

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“A fresh look at the biggest names in our recent history”

An excellent and surprising history book. lives of people we all know with all the less savoury bits left in.

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“This is an interesting book, well worth a read but with a questioning mindset.”

I enjoyed a lot of this book. It encourages you to question a lot of accepted historical accounts, which is a good thing. However as with books that have a simple premise, I think some nuance has been lost in the... More

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