James Loewen

James Loewen

James W. Loewen is the best-selling author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong; Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong; and Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. He recently completely revised his best-selling book on public history, Lies Across America. He holds the distinction of being the best-selling living sociologist today.

Up a Creek, with a Paddle: Tales of Canoeing and Life

SKU: 9781629638270
Author: James W. Loewen
Series: PM Press
ISBN: 978-1-62963-827-0
Published: 09/2020
Format: Paperback
Size: 5×8
Pages: 160
Subjects: Memoir / History


“A memoir like no other. I laughed at his delightful stories of canoeing fiascos that repeatedly answered his question, “What could possibly go wrong?” In quieter intervals, I learned from his reflections on history, ethics, and race relations. About death he is funny but unflinching. His spirit will live on, though, in the ways that history is told. This book’s energy can sustain and inspire those who follow.”
—Peggy McIntosh, author of White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

“He is the high school history teacher we all should have had.”
—Carol Kammen, author of On Doing Local History

“Loewen is a one-man historical truth squad.”
—The Nation

“Loewen himself is forever young at heart: energetic, curious, skeptical, irreverent, and yet deeply idealistic.”
—James Goodman, professor of history at Rutgers University, Newark, and Pulitzer Prize finalist

“I’m willing to declare myself a fan of James W. Loewen. It may be difficult to uncover historical truth in some cases, but I applaud Loewen for prioritizing it and showing the importance of historical truth for all of us.”
—Shomeret: The Masked Reviewer

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