Dr. Norman Finkelstein is largely credited with destroying this myth, and along with it, Joan Peters' career. Now, I own the book in paperback an I have searched high and low across the internet to find a pdf version so I can copy/paste the relevant material to make it fairly simple for all to see and read. But, as I have not so far found a pdf version, I am doing it 'manually', which takes a LOT of time and I feel I have spent enough of my time exposing this awful hoax that has already, long ago, been literally laughed out of the halls of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
But, what I can do, fairly easily, is provide you with a link to the relevant chapter, for all to read themselves, making it extremely easy for anyone interested to see quite clearly, as Dr. Finkeltein has laid it out so, exactly how far off the mark Joan Peters went when rewriting history.
Now I understand that many won't have the time to read through the whole chapter, which is a dire shame because the chapter absolutely mauls and exposes the fraud for what it is, but what I will suggest is that those interested, simply read the first 4 or 5 pages from the relevant chapter - from page 21 - to see clearly the tactics Peters has employed (making up statistics, lying, discarding the actual documented record, etc.)
You will be literally shocked to see the lengths that Peters goes to, in an attempt to create her own little world where the documented record becomes obsolete.
Thank you. And I hope that all have the time to read this, because it is one of the most important pieces of literature you can come across with regards to the hoax that has been perpetuated extensively, only to die, then to be reborn with the internet due to the vast amount of foolish people who try to pass it off as fact.
Page 21 (23 is when he begins to go into the details) onwards and all will become clear.
Also, if anyone can find a pdf version anywhere, it would be much appreciated for then I could lay it all out very easily.
Edited by expandmymind, 05 October 2010 - 08:05 AM.