Truth and exaggeration

Aug 31, 2015 by

Books | History series requires some parental guidance

By Marvin Olasky –

Many homeschoolers use “Uncle Eric” history books, and I can see why: Author Richard Maybury’s writing is alive and full of fascinating specific detail.

For example, in World War II Maybury notes that Germans’ “desire for perfection crippled their ability to produce weapons in large numbers,” and he gives this example: “Americans realized that the average plane flew only a few weeks or months before it was shot up, so it would not last long enough to corrode. Painting cost a lot of money, time and labor, so Americans stopped doing it. … The German V-1 and V-2 missiles were able to fly only a single one-way mission. They were painted.”

Source: WORLD | Truth and exaggeration | Marvin Olasky | Sept. 5, 2015

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