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Hijacked Histories

Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: History, World
4.5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We’ve all heard of fake news, but what about fake history?

Dominic Sandbrook explores two and a half millennia of human history, traveling from the American Deep South to the air raid shelters of wartime Britain, to discover how the past has constantly been manipulated, rewritten and reshaped.

It turns out that when it comes to history, separating fact from fiction isn’t always easy. Many of the widely held beliefs about our past are based on a web of lies.

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a fun listen

there are some interesting episodes, light and not too in-depth. Call it easy listen history...

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a little uncontroversial but passes the time

the first thing i have seen from this author so came into it with an open mind, but for what is supposed to be a discussion of how politics perverts history and truth, the author can't seem to help himself from putting his own rightwing bias into it.

performance is good, a little slow for me, but that's just taste.

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  • jacqueline neal
  • 28-06-2020

I don’t know

I would like to review this but it won’t let me listen even though it says it’s in my library

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  • E Marshall
  • 30-06-2020

Recommended

Incredibly relevant to today's discussions on race, nationality and identity. It's too simple to say that history is written by the victors. This series looks at the interpretations as much as the sources of what is taken at face value as "historical facts ".

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  • Nic Corke - Corke Gallery Liverpool
  • 03-07-2020

Informative and balanced

I have been hooked on listening to podcasts but what is more and more annoying is they drag out the detail. This audio book is not like a book more like a really well edited podcast with no wasted words, knowledgeable contributors and Dominic Sandbrook gets to the essence of the story he is telling and makes it compelling listening. I just wished there was more of it!

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  • S. A.
  • 10-07-2020

Gripping history

Incredibly absorbing. Dominick Sandbrook takes us from Soviet Russia to the English Civil War to the Blitz, separating the truths from the lies. Beautifully produced, it is a gripping listen. So many fascinating facts that I listened to the whole thing in one sitting and plan to re - listen again. An outstanding historical podcast - stunningly presented AND an easy listen. Tip top.

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  • Di
  • 09-07-2020

Wonderful short summaries

Wonderfully produced and written short snippets of history exposing history myths vs truths and real accounts. A really good listen.

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  • Chrissie Ann
  • 06-07-2020

Really enjoyable

I learnt a lot from these programmes and heard a great deal of things to make me think. Would like to hear more if these.