"Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong" by James W. Loewen
All that being stated, this is not a book for everyone. If you don't like history, don't bother reading this book. It will be painful and torturous. If you like books that simply present the storyline, and all you have to do is follow along, this is not a good book for you. The book is very densely written, it is much thicker than meets the eye. In fact, it is only 383 pages long, but it requires your complete and undivided attention for all of those pages. It's one of those books that leaves you feeling tired after you've finished reading them. Dr. P described it perfectly: "It's one of those books that a lot of people read the first chapter and say "Wow this is an amazing book," but then put it down and never really finish reading it."
I would definitely recommend this book; I loved how it was written, how honest it was, and how much the text just grabbed me. But at the same time, I understand why some people would get through the first 20 pages and say, "I hate this book."
Golden Line: "Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade."