9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America Book

9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America


  • Author : Brion McClanahan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-02-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621574910

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9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America Excerpt :

Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. Which nine? Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers and The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution, will surprise readers with his list, which he supports with exhaustive and entertaining evidence. 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America is a new look back at American history that unabashedly places blame for our nation's current problems on the backs of nine very flawed men.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers Book
Score: 2.5
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers


  • Author : Brion McClanahan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596985933

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers Excerpt :

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution Book
Score: 4
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The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution


  • Author : Brion McClanahan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-05-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621570721

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The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution Excerpt :

Are liberals right when they cite the “elastic” clauses of the Constitution to justify big government? Or are conservatives right when they cite the Constitution’s explicit limits on federal power? The answer lies in a more basic question: How did the founding generation intend for us to interpret and apply the Constitution? Professor Brion McClanahan, popular author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Founding Fathers, finds the answers by going directly to the source—to the Founding Fathers themselves, who debated all the relevant issues in their state constitutional conventions. In The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution, you’ll discover: How the Constitution was designed to protect rather than undermine the rights of States Why Congress, not the executive branch, was meant to be the dominant branch of government—and why the Founders would have argued for impeaching many modern presidents for violating the Constitution Why an expansive central government was the Founders’ biggest fear, and how the Constitution—and the Bill of Rights—was designed to guard against it Why the founding generation would regard most of the current federal budget—including “stimulus packages”—as unconstitutional Why the Founding Fathers would oppose attempts to “reform” the Electoral College Why the Founding Fathers would be horrified at the enormous authority of the Supreme Court, and why the Founders intended Congress, not the Court, to interpret federal law Authoritative, fascinating, and timely, The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution is the definitive layman’s guide to America’s most important—and often willfully misunderstood—historical document

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America Book

How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America


  • Author : Brion McClanahan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-09-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621576549

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How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America Excerpt :

He is the star of a hit Broadway musical, the face on the ten dollar bill, and a central figure among the founding fathers. But do you really know Alexander Hamilton? Rather than lionize Hamilton, Americans should carefully consider his most significant and ultimately detrimental contribution to modern society: the shredding of the United States Constitution. Connecting the dots between Hamilton’s invention of implied powers in 1791 to transgender bathrooms and same-sex marriage two centuries later, Brion McClanahan shows the origins of our modern federal leviathan.

Forgotten Conservatives in American History Book

Forgotten Conservatives in American History


  • Author : Brion McClanahan
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-04-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 145561579X

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Forgotten Conservatives in American History Excerpt :

An education on conservatism. This series of essays defines the American idea of conservatism as adapted from European society. In tracing its evolution from the country's beginnings, conservatism is defined as sound money, light taxes, low debt, states' rights, and decentralization. Chapters examine men like Grover Cleveland, the last conservative president; John Taylor, the best political thinker of the Jeffersonian tradition; and Sam Ervin, the last constitutionalist. Through the words and actions of men, readers will find an understanding of American conservatism from the founding generation to the present.

Zero Fail Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Zero Fail


  • Author : Carol Leonnig
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 561
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399589010

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This is one of those books that will go down as the seminal work—the determinative work—in this field. . . . Terrifying.”—Rachel Maddow The first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6—by the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of A Very Stable Genius and I Alone Can Fix It NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST Carol Leonnig has been reporting on the Secret Service for The Washington Post for most of the last decade, bringing to light the secrets, scandals, and shortcomings that plague the agency today—from a toxic work culture to dangerously outdated equipment to the deep resentment within the ranks at key agency leaders, who put protecting the agency’s once-hallowed image before fixing its flaws. But the Secret Service wasn’t always so troubled. The Secret Service was born in 1865, in the wake of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, but its story begins in earnest in 1963, with the death of John F. Kennedy. Shocked into reform by its failure to protect the president on that fateful day in Dallas, this once-sleepy agency was radically transformed into an elite, highly trained unit that would redeem itself several times, most famously in 1981 by thwarting an assassination attempt against Ronald Reagan. But this reputation for courage and excellence would not last forever. By Barack Obama’s presidency, the once-proud Secret Service was running on fumes and beset by mistakes and alarming lapses in judgment: break-ins at the White House, an armed gunman firing into the windows of the residence while confused agents stood by, and a massive prostitution scandal among agents in Cartagena, to name just a few. With Donald Trump’s arrival, a series of promised reforms were cast aside, as a president

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution Book
Score: 4
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution


  • Author : Kevin Gutzman
  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-05-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 1596985054

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution Excerpt :

The Constitution of the United States created a representative republic marked by federalism and the separation of powers. Yet numerous federal judges--led by the Supreme Court--have used the Constitution as a blank check to substitute their own views on hot-button issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and samesex marriage for perfectly constitutional laws enacted by We the People through our elected representatives. Now, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution shows that there is very little relationship between the Constitution as ratified by the thirteen original states more than two centuries ago and the "constitutional law" imposed upon us since then. Instead of the system of state-level decision makers and elected officials the Constitution was intended to create, judges have given us a highly centralized system in which bureaucrats and appointed--not elected--officials make most of the important policies. In The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution, Professor Kevin Gutzman explains how the Constitution: Was understood by the founders who wrote it and the people who ratified it. Follows the Supreme Court as it uses the fig leaf of the Constitution to cover its naked usurpation of the rights and powers the Constitution explicitly reserves to the states and to the people. Slid from the Constitution's republican federal government, with its very limited powers, to an unrepublican "judgeocracy" with limitless powers. How the Fourteenth Amendment has been twisted to use the Bill of Rights as a check on state power instead of on federal power, as originally intended. The radical inconsistency between "constitutional law" and the rule of law. Contends that the judges who receive the most attention in history books are celebrated for acting against the Constitution rather than for it. As Professor Gutzman shows, constitutional law is supposed to apply the Constitution's plain meaning to prevent judges, presidents, and congresses from over

Bully  Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Bully


  • Author : Rick Marschall
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596982819

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One of America’s most beloved presidents comes to life in this comprehensive, unique biography illustrated by more than 250 period cartoons. Theodore Roosevelt, adored for everything from his much-caricatured teeth and glasses to his almost childlike exuberance and boundless energy, as well as his astounding achievements, captivated Americans of his day—and the cartoonists who immortalized him in their drawings. In Bully! The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt, author and cartoonist Rick Marschall tells Roosevelt’s story, using words and colorful images alike. Incorporating hundreds of vintage illustrations, Bully! captures Roosevelt’s remarkable life and incredible accomplishments as no other biography has.

101 People who are Really Screwing America Book
Score: 3.5
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101 People who are Really Screwing America


  • Author : Jack Huberman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 1560258756

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101 People who are Really Screwing America Excerpt :

A reporter offers a list of people who support policies which emphasize curtailment of the media, expansion of the powers of the executive branch of the government, tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy, and reduced protection for civil liberties.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes


  • Author : Brion McClanahan
  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596983205

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes Excerpt :

Profiles heroic figures from the beginning of the United States' history to the present whose contributions to society the author asserts have been overshadowed by the actions of those the liberal media holds in high esteem.

The Jazz Age President Book

The Jazz Age President


  • Author : Ryan S. Walters
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-02-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621578840

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"Presidents are ranked wrong. In The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, Ryan Walters mounts a case that Harding deserves to move up—and supplies the evidence to make that case strong. -Amity Shlaes, bestselling author of Coolidge He's the butt of political jokes, frequently subjected to ridicule, and almost never absent a "Worst Presidents" list where he most often ends up at the bottom. Historians have labeled him the "Worst President Ever," "Dead Last," "Unfit," and "Incompetent," to name but a few. Many contemporaries were equally cruel. H. L. Mencken called him a "nitwit." To Alice Roosevelt Longworth, he was a "slob." Such is the current reputation of our 29th President, Warren Gamaliel Harding. In an interesting survey in 1982, which divided the scholarly respondents into "conservative" and "liberal" categories, both groups picked Harding as the worst President. But historian Ryan Walters shows that Harding, a humble man from Marion, Ohio, has been unfairly remembered. He quickly fixed an economy in depression and started the boom of the Roaring Twenties, healed a nation in the throes of social disruption, and reversed America’s interventionist foreign policy.

Truman Book
Score: 4.5
From 71 Ratings

Truman


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003-08-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 1409
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743260299

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Truman Excerpt :

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

Martin Van Buren Book

Martin Van Buren


  • Author : Ted Widmer
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2005-01-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466832718

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Martin Van Buren Excerpt :

The first president born after America's independence ushers in a new era of no-holds-barred democracy The first "professional politician" to become president, the slick and dandyish Martin Van Buren was to all appearances the opposite of his predecessor, the rugged general and Democratic champion Andrew Jackson. Van Buren, a native Dutch speaker, was America's first ethnic president as well as the first New Yorker to hold the office, at a time when Manhattan was bursting with new arrivals. A sharp and adroit political operator, he established himself as a powerhouse in New York, becoming a U.S. senator, secretary of state, and vice president under Jackson, whose election he managed. His ascendancy to the Oval Office was virtually a foregone conclusion. Once he had the reins of power, however, Van Buren found the road quite a bit rougher. His attempts to find a middle ground on the most pressing issues of his day-such as the growing regional conflict over slavery-eroded his effectiveness. But it was his inability to prevent the great banking panic of 1837, and the ensuing depression, that all but ensured his fall from grace and made him the third president to be denied a second term. His many years of outfoxing his opponents finally caught up with him. Ted Widmer, a veteran of the Clinton White House, vividly brings to life the chaos and contention that plagued Van Buren's presidency-and ultimately offered an early lesson in the power of democracy. " ... Widmer (Young America) paints a brief but elegant portrait of our eighth president, who, Widmer says, created the modern political party system, for which he deserves our 'grudging respect.' " - Publishers Weekly

Unlimited Access Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Unlimited Access


  • Author : Gary Aldrich
  • Publisher : Regnery Publishing
  • Release Date : 1998-02-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 0895264064

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Unlimited Access Excerpt :

Argues that the Clinton administration bypassed established security checks to bring in unsuitable associates, and discusses later cases of possibly inappropriate behavior

Recarving Rushmore Book

Recarving Rushmore


  • Author : Ivan Eland
  • Publisher : Independent Inst
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 159813129X

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Recarving Rushmore Excerpt :

Offers an unbiased ranking system of American presidents based on how well the policies of each adhered to the founders original intention of limiting federal power in all its aspects.