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Publisher Thomas Nelson Pulls David Barton's Controversial Book on Thomas Jefferson's Faith

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  • 2012 Aug 09
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The Thomas Nelson publishing company has decided to cease publication and distribution of David Barton's controversial book The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson, saying it has "lost confidence in the book's details," WORLD Magazine reports. Casey Francis Harrell, Thomas Nelson's director of corporate communications, said the publishing house "was contacted by a number of people expressing concerns about [The Jefferson Lies]." In the course of evaluating the criticisms, Thomas Nelson "learned that there were some historical details included in the book that were not adequately supported," Harrell said. "Because of these deficiencies we decided that it was in the best interest of our readers to stop the publication and distribution." The book no longer appears in searches on Thomas Nelson's website.