Conversations with The Founding Fathers About American History October 30 2013
History textbooks are usually written from supposedly dispassionate third-person perspectives. This choice of perspective is intended to lend an air of impartiality to the description of events in human history. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
The Greek historian Thucydides, who scoffed at "the compositions of the chroniclers that are attractive at truth's expense" (The History of the Peloponnesian War), could not avoid the bias of interpretation. Every person absorbs and interprets information uniquely, thus no two accounts can ever be exactly alike.
Commonwealth Book Publishers of Virginia fervently believes that non-fiction narratives provide a less biased and more vivid description of historical events. The reader is not handed some historian's version of the events as indisputable fact. Instead, the reader is taken on a journey to accompany the historical figures as they live through these pivotal moments. The reader has the freedom to test the veracity of the account firsthand.