Book review - Elaine Reiche Book Review Ray Raphael in his book Founding Myths Stories that Hide our Patriotic Past attempts to uncover the truth

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Elaine Reiche Book Review Ray Raphael in his book, Founding Myths: Stories that Hide our Patriotic Past , attempts to uncover the truth about events during the American Revolution. He covers many of the legendary stories that have now been considered factual and he traces their roots back to their beginning. Though these stories were an important foundation in the development of American patriotism, Raphael stresses that the facts of these legends might have changed throughout the years after they occurred. His book offers an original perspective of these legends, and thoroughly highlights the importance of culture in the American society. Raphael separates his stories under the thematic topics of Heroes and Heroines, David and Goliath, Wise Men, Doing Battle, Good and Evil, and Happy Endings . He attempts to uncover the truth about stories that concern the heroes and heroines of the United States, such as Paul Revere, Molly Pitcher, and Samuel Adams. These influential people are believed to have lived different lives in reality and played roles in history different from the ones that have been passed down through generations. In Good and Evil , Raphael draws attention to some stories that portrayed the reputation of Americans as false. As well, Raphael explains that such stories like the Battle at Yorktown and the March of the American People were given a more approved ending in historical records than was actually the case in Happy Endings . David and Goliath, Doing Battle
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at UT Arlington.

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Book review - Elaine Reiche Book Review Ray Raphael in his book Founding Myths Stories that Hide our Patriotic Past attempts to uncover the truth

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