Epitome of History
David Blight’s book sounds very interesting to me. I feel that if I open David Blight’s book I will be open to many different opinions as opposed to just the truth. One of the things that caught my own is when Blight claims that History is written by the people who won the war. This quote made me believe that everything I read in highschool was written by a biased opinion and this novel contains the truth about history and what happend behind closed doors. I believe this book is good for anyone who is interested in history or for someone who is open minded enough to hear the other side of the story and not just the usual stuff you learn in class.
The book review informs us that history needs to be written down in order for it to pass down in a truthful manner. As I mentioned earlier, many things we learn in History are biased and are written down by the people who were victorious. Blight explains that history makes the loser seem sort of like “the villain.”
An example of history that is remembered in many different ways is the war in Gaza between Israel and the Arabs. Many people who heard about the conflict from news stations such as CNN would believe that Israel had no right to defend itself, however many people would understand the situation and see that Hamas was launching Missiles into Israel at least 60 times a day. Today there are still many opinions regarding this conflict.
Different memories are politically motivated an example of this is World War 2. The Germans believed they were right while back in the U.S. Americans believe they had a right to join the war.