A Patriot s History of the United States Book
Score: 4
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A Patriot s History of the United States


  • Author : Larry Schweikart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 932
  • ISBN 10 : 1595230327

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A Patriot s History of the United States Excerpt :

Argues against educational practices that teach students to be ashamed of American history, offering a history of the United States that highlights the country's virtues while placing its darker periods in political and historical context.

A Patriot s History of the United States Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

A Patriot s History of the United States


  • Author : Larry Schweikart
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN 10 : 1595230017

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A Patriot s History of the United States Excerpt :

Argues against educational practices that teach students to be ashamed of American history, offering a history of the United States that highlights the country's virtues while placing its darker periods in political and historical context.

A Patriot s History of the United States Book
Score: 4
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A Patriot s History of the United States


  • Author : Larry Schweikart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-11-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1008
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698173637

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A Patriot s History of the United States Excerpt :

For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.

The Patriot s History Reader Book

The Patriot s History Reader


  • Author : Larry Schweikart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101535349

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The Patriot s History Reader Excerpt :

An original collection of the most influential documents in American history, from the bestselling author of A Patriot's History of the United States. Since 2005, A Patriot's History of the United States has become a modern classic for its defense of America as a unique country founded on principles of justice, equality, and freedom for all. The Patriot's History Reader continues this tradition by going back to the original sources-the documents, speeches, and legal decisions that shaped our country into what it is today. The authors explore both oft-cited documents-the Declaration of Independence, Emancipation Proclamation, and Roe v. Wade--as well as those that are less famous. Among these are George Washington's letter to Alexander Hamilton, which essentially outline America's military strategy for the next 150 years, and Herbert Hoover's speech on business ethics, which examines the government's role in regulating private enterprise. By helping readers explore history at its source, this book sheds new light on the principles and personalities that have made America great.

Patriot s History   of the Modern World  Vol  II Book

Patriot s History of the Modern World Vol II


  • Author : Larry Schweikart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-12-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698137660

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The bestselling historians turn their focus to America’s role in the world since the end of World War II Schweikart, author of the number one New York Times bestseller A Patriot’s History of the United States, and Dougherty take a critical look at America, from the postwar boom to her search for identity in the twenty-first century. The second volume of A Patriot’s History of the Modern World picks up in 1945 with a world irrevocably altered by World War II and a powerful, victorious United States. But new foes and challenges soon arose: the growing sphere of Communist influence, hostile dictatorships and unreliable socialist allies, the emergence of China as an economic contender, and the threat of world Islamification. The book reestablishes the argument of American exceptionalism and the interplay of our democratic pillars—Judeo-Christian religious beliefs, free market capitalism, land ownership, and common law—around the world. Schweikart and Dougherty offer a fascinating conservative history of the last six decades.

A Patriot s History   of the Modern World  Vol  I Book

A Patriot s History of the Modern World Vol I


  • Author : Larry Schweikart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 457
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101601686

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A Patriot s History of the Modern World Vol I Excerpt :

“America’s story from 1898 to 1945 is nothing less than the triumph of American exceptionalism over liberal progressivism, despite a few temporary victories by the latter.” Conservative historian Larry Schweikart has won wide acclaim for his number one New York Times bestseller, A Patriot’s History of the United States. It proved that, contrary to the liberal biases in countless other his­tory books, America had not really been founded on racism, sexism, greed, and oppression. Schweikart and coauthor Michael Allen restored the truly great achievements of America’s patriots, founders, and heroes to their rightful place of honor. Now Schweikart and coauthor Dave Dougherty are back with a new perspective on America’s half-century rise to the center of the world stage. This all-new volume corrects many of the biases that cloud the way people view the Treaty of Versailles, the Roaring Twenties, the Crash of 1929, the deployment of the atomic bomb, and other critical events in global history. Beginning with the Spanish-American War— which introduced the United States as a global military power that could no longer be ignored—and con­tinuing through the end of World War II, this book shows how a free, capitalist nation could thrive when put face-to-face with tyrannical and socialist powers. Schweikart and Dougherty narrate the many times America proved its dominance by upholding the prin­ciples on which it was founded—and struggled on the rare occasions when it strayed from those principles. The authors make a convincing case that America has constantly been a force for good in the world, improving standards of living, introducing innova­tions, guaranteeing liberty, and offering opportunities to those who had none elsewhere. They also illustrate how the country ascended to superpower status at the same time it was figuring out its own identity. While American ideals were defeating tyrants abroad, a con­stant struggle against progressivism was being w

A People s History of the United States Book
Score: 4
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A People s History of the United States


  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • Release Date : 2003-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 0060528370

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A People s History of the United States Excerpt :

Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress.

48 Liberal Lies About American History Book
Score: 2.5
From 7 Ratings

48 Liberal Lies About American History


  • Author : Larry Schweikart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440629303

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48 Liberal Lies About American History Excerpt :

A historian debunks four-dozen PC myths about our nation's past. Over the last forty years, history textbooks have become more and more politically correct and distorted about our country's past, argues professor Larry Schweikart. The result, he says, is that students graduate from high school and even college with twisted beliefs about economics, foreign policy, war, religion, race relations, and many other subjects. As he did in his popular A Patriot's History of the United States, Professor Schweikart corrects liberal bias by rediscovering facts that were once widely known. He challenges distorted books by name and debunks forty-eight common myths. A sample: • The founders wanted to create a wall of separation between church and state • Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation only because he needed black soldiers • Truman ordered the bombing of Hiroshima to intimidate the Soviets with atomic diplomacy • Mikhail Gorbachev, not Ronald Reagan, was responsible for ending the Cold War America's past, though not perfect, is far more admirable than you were probably taught.

Seven Events That Made America America Book

Seven Events That Made America America


  • Author : Larry Schweikart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101433027

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Seven Events That Made America America Excerpt :

A conservative historian examines some of the pivotal, yet often ignored, moments that shaped our history All students of American history know the big events that dramatically shaped our country. The Civil War, Pearl Harbor, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and 9/11 are just a few. But there are other, less famous events that had an equally profound impact. Notable conservative historian Larry Schweikart takes an in- depth look at seven of these transformative moments and provides an analysis of how each of them spurred a trend that either confirmed or departed from the vision our Founding Fathers had for America. For instance, he shows how Martin Van Buren's creation of a national political party made it possible for Obama to get elected almost two centuries later and how Dwight Eisenhower's heart attack led to a war on red meat, during which the government took control over Americans' diets. In his easy-to-read yet informative style, Schweikart will not only educate but also surprise readers into reevaluating our history.

The American Patriot s Almanac Book
Score: 4.5
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The American Patriot s Almanac


  • Author : William J. Bennett
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2013-04-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595553751

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The American Patriot s Almanac Excerpt :

Read here the storied history of these United States. The stories in this book are part of what Abraham Lincoln called the “mystic chords of memory.” They are the symbols that define the essence of the United States, that mark its historic course, and connect its people. The American Patriot’s Almanac is a daily source of inspiration and information about the history, heroes, and achievements that sum up what this nation is all about.

Reagan Book

Reagan


  • Author : Larry Schweikart
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 591
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642930832

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New York Times #1 bestselling author Larry Schweikart, armed with previously unseen sources from Ronald Reagan’s Presidential Library, uncovers the most important president of the 20th century and details the life and policies of a man who still remains dear to the hearts of Americans. From his time as a lifeguard in Illinois to a sports announcer to a rising actor to a labor union leader, then finally governor of California in the tumultuous 1960s and ultimately President, Reagan’s life is told as it has never been before.

The American Story Book
Score: 5
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The American Story


  • Author : David M. Rubenstein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982120337

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Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they’ve come to so intimately know and understand. — David McCullough on John Adams — Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson — Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton — Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin — Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln — A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh — Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King — Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson — Bob Woodward on Richard Nixon —And many others, including a special conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts Through his popular program The David Rubenstein Show, David Rubenstein has established himself as one of our most thoughtful interviewers. Now, in The American Story, David captures the brilliance of our most esteemed historians, as well as the souls of their subjects. The book features introductions by Rubenstein as well a foreword by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead our national library. Richly illustrated with archival images from the Library of Congress, the book is destined to become a classic for serious readers of American history. Through these captivating exchanges, these bestselling and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors offer fresh insight on pivotal moments from the Founding Era to the late 20th century.

What Would the Founders Say  Book
Score: 5
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What Would the Founders Say


  • Author : Larry Schweikart
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-03-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101476024

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What Would the Founders Say Excerpt :

The #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of A Patriot's History of the United States examines ten current challenges. America is at a crossroads. We face two options: continue our descent toward big government, higher taxes, less individual liberty, and more debt or pull our country back on the path our Founding Fathers planned for us. But that path isn't always so easy to see. Following the success of his previous books, conservative historian Larry Schweikart tackles some of the key issues confronting our nation today: education, government bailouts, gun control, health care, the environment, and more. For each he asks, "What would the founders say?" and sets out to explore our history and offer wisdom to help us get back on track. What would really be compatible with the vision that Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and the other founders had for America? Written in Schweikart's informal yet informative style, What Would the Founders Say? is sure to delight his fans and anyone looking for a little clarity on tough issues.

The American Patriot s Handbook Book
Score: 5
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The American Patriot s Handbook


  • Author : George Grant
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492618478

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The American Patriot s Handbook Excerpt :

This revised and updated edition of The American Patriot's Handbook gives an authoritative and concise introduction to the ideas, events, and personalities that have shaped American freedom, ideals, and values. Included are important and inspirational speeches, poems and song lyrics along with profiles of presidents and prominent individuals who have shaped the nation's history. Key documents featured are: • The Mayflower Compact • The Declaration of Independence • The lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner" • The Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy • The Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. A wonderful amount of new material delves even deeper into our national identity to showcase not only our fighting spirit, but strong compassion, including: • Epitaph of a Patriot by Anne Bradstreet • The Defense of the Alamo by Joaquin Miller • Nobel Prize Acceptance by William Faulkner • September 11 Address to the Nation by George W. Bush The American Patriot's Handbook is the perfect resource for anyone who wishes to understand this majestic country, from its historic founding until today...

A Patriot s Handbook Book
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A Patriot s Handbook


  • Author : Caroline Kennedy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-10-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 663
  • ISBN 10 : 1439566909

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A Patriot s Handbook Excerpt :

Presents a selection of patriotic speeches, poems, song lyrics, and historical documents, including the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance, and other writings emblematic of American pride and spirit.