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Shenkman, Richard

Overview
Works: 25 works in 122 publications in 7 languages and 10,345 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Humor  Miscellanea  Educational films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E178.6, 973
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Most widely held works about Richard Shenkman
 
Most widely held works by Richard Shenkman
Legends, lies, and cherished myths of American history by Richard Shenkman( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 2,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The facts about accepted myths of American history
"I love Paul Revere, whether he rode or not," Warren Harding by Richard Shenkman( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposes myths and illusions concerning American history
Just how stupid are we? : facing the truth about the American voter by Richard Shenkman( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling historian Rick Shenkman takes aim at the wisdom of the American people. He writes that American voters are misusing, abusing, and abdicating their political power
Legends, lies & cherished myths of world history by Richard Shenkman( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys dozens of misunderstood historical turning points, exposes controversial myths about science and religion, and reveals the long-ignored history of sexual immorality in Western civilization. The book closes with a sparkling review of the historical myths invented by Hollywood
One-night stands with American history : odd, amusing, and little-known incidents by Richard Shenkman( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respect yourself in the morning -- read One-Night Stands with American History! This collection of little-known facts and anecdotes is American history with the boring parts left out. Richard Shenkman and Kurt Reiger have uncovered numerous stories about hoaxes, inventions, secrets, and rare incidents -- many involving the most famous and powerful people in America.-President U.S. Grant was arrested for speeding in his horse carriage.-J. Edgar Hoover refused to allow people to walk on his shadow.-France shipped Louisiana twenty-five prostitutes because women were in short supply in 1721.-H.L. Hunt won his first oil well in a game of five-card stud. Even historians find that One-Night Stands with American History features fascinating stories they never knew. Now updated with facts and anecdotes from the last twenty years, this volume is a treasure trove of remarkable stories that will startle, entertain, and inform you. And the best part is that they're all true!
Presidential ambition : how the presidents gained power, kept power, and got things done by Richard Shenkman( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What drove politics downward? In a stunning conclusion, Shenkman demonstrates that it wasn't a decline in presidential character that was responsible, but change - the dramatic transformation of the United States from a country of four million in Washington's day to more than a quarter billion today - that made running the country more complicated and difficult. Instead of things getting better and better they got worse and worse as people became used to increasingly promiscuous political practices
Political animals : how our Stone Age brain gets in the way of smart politics by Richard Shenkman( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book "challenges us to go beyond the headlines, which often focus on what politicians do (or say they'll do), and to concentrate instead on what's really important: what shapes our response. Shenkman argues that, contrary to what we tell ourselves, it's our instincts rather than arguments appealing to reason that usually prevail. Pop culture tells us we can trust our instincts, but science is proving that when it comes to politics our Stone-Age brain often malfunctions, misfires, and leads us astray"--Dust jacket flap
Presidential ambition : gaining power at any cost by Richard Shenkman( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this timely, illuminating, and often shocking book, Richard Shenkman reveals that it is not just recent presidents but all presidents who have been ambitious--and at times frighteningly so, willing to sacrifice their health, family, loyalty, and values. Presidential Ambition is a book that will permanently alter the way we think about past, present, and future American presidents
Legends, lies & cherished myths of American history by Richard Shenkman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends, lies & cherished myths of world history by Richard Shenkman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth behind many of the myths and legends of history, discussing Cleopatra's beauty, Robin Hood, the Dark Ages, Joan of Arc, and more
I love Paul Revere, whether he rode or not by Richard Shenkman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Shenkman once again reveals the unvarnished truth behind some of America's most cherished historical myths
Political animals : how our stone-age brain gets in the way of smart politics by Richard Shenkman( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on science, politics, and history, Shenkman explores the hidden reasons behind our political choices and uncovers the invisible forces that are truly responsible for victory or defeat at the ballot box
Just how stupid are we? : why the American voter keeps getting it wrong, and how we can get it right by Richard Shenkman( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling historian Shenkman takes aim at the great national piety: the wisdom of the American people. He writes that American voters are misusing, abusing, and abdicating their political power
Parables from (a not quite) Paradise, NV 89154 by William Norman Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerikajin wa nageku wareware wa dokomade baka ka by Richard Shenkman( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not by Richard Shenkman( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth America( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why they hate us by Richard Shenkman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Legends, Lies & by Richard Shenkman( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jōshiki no hijōshiki rekishi no kyozō to jitsuzō( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Shenkman, Richard

Shenkman, Rick.

셍크먼, 리처드

솅크만, 리차드

솅크먼, 리처드

シェンクマン, R

シェンクマン, リック

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"I love Paul Revere, whether he rode or not," Warren HardingJust how stupid are we? : facing the truth about the American voterLegends, lies & cherished myths of world historyOne-night stands with American history : odd, amusing, and little-known incidentsPresidential ambition : how the presidents gained power, kept power, and got things donePresidential ambition : gaining power at any costJust how stupid are we? : why the American voter keeps getting it wrong, and how we can get it rightParables from (a not quite) Paradise, NV 89154