Have you noticed if you read a non-fiction book written before the days of the Internet, the book is full of?

Have you noticed if you read a non-fiction book written before the days of the Internet, the book is full of? Topic: Read write think writing a book review
June 17, 2019 / By Sissie
Question: LIES?? For example, i have read a few books written in the 80s and 70s that are non-fiction and 50% of the book is lies. I can prove every one of their lies one by one. Has the internet made books more truthful? and yes, i know that diligent people from the 60s, 70s, or 80s could have proven that authors lie, IF and ONLY IF the reader spent countless hours in a good library. But most authors back then knew no one would do that, and most importantly, these evil authors knew that no one could review their books publicly on Amazon or other widely distributed book review forums... I think the Internet is wonderful for this reason alone. examples? Where do i begin... there are dozens of old books written about history that are proven bogus, for example lies about archaeology, WW2, the holocaust, urban myths, etc. There are dozens of books written about JFK assassination that are proven lies. There are dozens of books written about our founding fathers that are proven lies, such as that Jefferson fathered a half black baby, etc. Yes, the internet is full of conspiracies, etc, but books that are published by reputable publishing houses are no longer publishing, for the record, lies, like they used to.
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Phoenix Phoenix | 1 day ago
Simply not true, I can stand your argument on its head - remember that back then it was the authors who had to 'spend countless hours in the library' doing difficult research. Now many so called 'authors' use Wiki and Google, often uncritically, the result is that many of the recent books contain inaccurate Information or are just palin wrong. I could give you many examples of the categories of books that you quote which are 'modern' and utter trash, but life's just too short.
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Maryanne Maryanne
I don't think the internet itself has made books more truthful, but it's an invention of sorts so it came with the passing of time. Things written in non-fiction books in the pre-Internet era could have been true then, but because of modern science and new discoveries, we've proved things wrong. Also, I believe that while the Internet doesn't make people or books more truthful, it does make it easier to discover factual sources and spread true information. The Internet also saves time that people would not otherwise have towards looking factual information up. Hope this helps :)
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Lally Lally
i think of possibly you would be able to desire to think again the have confidence you're putting in random Google searches. i may be way plenty extra in all probability to have faith that ninety 9% of what a Google seek pulls up is bogus than that ninety 9% of printed books are.
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Jenny Jenny
No. But please do name, say, five, so that we can go see for ourselves. Should be trivially easy, since you say it is so widespread.
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Jenny Originally Answered: Searching for a fiction book I once read?
Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan "Kit is accepted into Blackwood boarding school for girls. The place is far out in the country and upon glimpsing the restored ancient building, After her mother gets re-married and plans a honeymoon, Kit is forced to attend Blackwood Boarding School, run by Madame Duret, although Kit feels something dark coming from the school. She was originally planning to attend with her best friend, Tracy, but Tracy didn't get accepted even though she had better grades. When Kit arrives, she immediately confirms something evil about the house. She sees her personal room but is disturbed by the locks only usable from the outside, and meets the teachers: Madame Duret, Professor Farley, and Jules. Jules is the son of Madame Duret, and teaches piano, who seems very interested in Kit. The following day three other girls arrive, Lynda, Ruth, and Sandy. At Blackwood, each student is taught according to their 'level of learning and ability', independently of the other students. Only three other students show up: Lynda, blonde, beautiful, and rather ditzy, her best friend Ruth, lonesome and rather plain-looking, but smart, and friendly, redheaded Sandy, Madame Duret stating that the school is very exclusive. Each girl held some talent in addition to their imaginations. Lynda Hannah transforms into the next Van Gogh, Ruth can perform and solve complicated math problems, and Sandy writes detailed poetry, this being odd because none of them had been able to do these things before. Kit discovers her inner specialty as well: composing wonderful piano music. Ruth identifies this as "ESP" or extra-sensory perception, and is excited, but Kit is further disturbed, especially after waking up to playing the piano with Jules recording it, confirming her earlier suspicions of hearing music she recognized from somewhere else. After investigating, Kit learns that former students at Blackwood were famous artists who died young and continue their contributions of creativity by using the current students as puppets. Kit asks Natalie, the maid, who had tried to help but was subsequently let go by the seemingly nice instructor, taking a letter from Kit to Tracy. Of the twenty-four former students, three committed suicide, one fell from the third floor of a building (considered an accident), and the other twenty students were put in insane asylums. Kit devised a plan for escape, after seeing some of Lynda's paintings - in particular, one of a woman being horrifyingly tortured - and realizing her health is deteriorating. Kit learns in horror that Madame Duret has been selling the student's works as long-lost artist's inventions..."

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