The History News Network is running a fun, though non-scientific, poll (you can vote below) asking readers to vote for the least credible history books around.
Why yes, one of David Barton’s books is on the list. Why do you ask?
Kidding aside, HNN earlier this month asked readers to submit nominations for the history books they feel are most worthy of being placed in the fiction shelves of the local library. The top five nominees went up on HNN’s website this morning as part of the poll.
Making the list of nominees was Barton’s latest tome, “The Jefferson Lies”; Thomas DiLorenzo’s “The Real Lincoln”; “1421: The Year China Discovered America,” by Gavin Menzies; Bill O’Reilly’s and Martin Dugard’s “Killing Lincoln;” and “A People’s History of the United States,” by Howard Zinn.
Of course, our readers will not be surprised that Texas’ own Barton made the list. We’ve long documented Barton’s unique slant on history, including a thorough review of his “Drive Thru History America” textbook, which you can read here (PDF).