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Publisher Cancels Barton’s “The Jefferson Lies”

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(credit: Thomas Nelson Publishers)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville-based Thomas Nelson Publishers has ceased publication of a bestselling book about Thomas Jefferson by evangelical writer David Barton over historical errors.

The company said in a statement that they had received several complaints about “The Jefferson Lies,” which was published in April. The company said that historical details included in the book were not adequately supported.

Barton is president of WallBuilders, an Aledo, Texas-based conservative group. Barton told The Tennessean that he stands by his book and said he was surprised by Thomas Nelson’s decision because the publisher never mentioned any concerns.

Critics have said Barton’s book contains factually untrue statements about Jefferson, and some ministers called on Nelson to cancel the book.

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