A Patriot s History of the United States

A Patriot s History of the United States
Author: Larry Schweikart,Michael Patrick Allen
Pages: 960
ISBN: 9781101217788
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Release: 2004-12-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Patriot s History of the United States

A Patriot s History of the United States
Author: Larry Schweikart,Michael Allen
Pages: 932
ISBN: 1595230327
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Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

A Patriot s History of the United States
Author: Larry Schweikart,Michael Allen
Pages: 1008
ISBN: 9780698173637
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Release: 2014-11-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States
Author: Howard Zinn
Pages: 675
ISBN:
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Release: 1996
Editor: Aristotext
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader.

A Patriot s History of the Modern World

A Patriot s History of the Modern World
Author: Larry Schweikart,Dave Dougherty
Pages: 671
ISBN: 9781595231048
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the rise of the United States as a global superpower from a conservative perspective, challenging popular views while offering insight into the country's influence on world politics, military affairs, and business practices.

A Patriot s History of the Modern World Vol I

A Patriot s History   of the Modern World  Vol  I
Author: Larry Schweikart,Dave Dougherty
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101601686
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Release: 2012-10-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“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 waged at home, leading to the stumbles of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Despite this rocky entrance on the world stage, it was during this half century that the world came to embrace all things American, from its innovations and businesses to its political system and popular culture. The United States began to define what the rest of the world could emulate as the new global ideal. A Patriot’s History of the Modern World provides a new perspective on our extraordinary past—and offers lessons we can apply to preserve American exceptional­ism today and tomorrow.

American Entrepreneur

American Entrepreneur
Author: Larry Schweikart,Lynne Doti
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780814414125
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Release: 2009-09-23
Editor: AMACOM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ever since the first colonists landed in the New World, Americans have forged ahead in their quest to make good on promises of capitalism and independence. American Entrepreneur vividly illustrates the history of business in the United States from the point of view of the enterprising men and women who made it happen. Weaving stirring narrative with economic analysis, this historical deep dive recounts the successes and failures of some of the most iconic business people to grace our history books--from the founding of our country to the present day. You’ll learn about how Eli Whitney changed the shape of the American business landscape; how the Civil War impacted the economy, and how it was renewed by the subsequent dominance of Andrew Carnegie and J. P. Morgan; how Asa Candler, W. K. Kellogg, Henry Ford, and J.C. Penney led the rise of the consumer marketplace; and what Warren Buffett’s, Michael Milken’s, and even Martha Stewart’s experience in the “New Economy” was like in the 1990s--and how that economy continues today. It is an adventure to start a business, and the greatest risk takers in that adventure are entrepreneurs. This is the epic story of America’s entrepreneurs and how they created the economy we enjoy today.

America s Victories

America s Victories
Author: Larry Schweikart
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9780996365789
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Release: 2015-09-18
Editor: Winged Hussar Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In America's Victories, Professor Larry Schweikart restores the truth about our amazing military heritage. Just as he did in his acclaimed previous book, A Patriot's History of the United States, Professor Schweikart cuts through the distortions passed along by academia and the media

Patriot s History of the Modern World Vol II

Patriot s History   of the Modern World  Vol  II
Author: Larry Schweikart,Dave Dougherty
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9780698137660
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Release: 2013-12-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents Part 1

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents  Part 1
Author: Larry Schweikart
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781621575313
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Release: 2017-01-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 American Patriot s Almanac

The American Patriot s Almanac
Author: William J. Bennett,John T.E. Cribb
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781595553751
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Release: 2013-04-08
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

What Would the Founders Say

What Would the Founders Say
Author: Larry Schweikart
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101476024
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Release: 2011-03-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

American Heritage History of the United States

American Heritage History of the United States
Author: Douglas Brinkley
Pages: 1007
ISBN: 9781612308579
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Release: 2015-04-08
Editor: New Word City
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Douglas Brinkley and American Heritage have done a grand job. This is a first-rate book: fair, clear, and enormously welcome." - David McCullough "Douglas Brinkley's one-volume history is a riveting narrative of unique people who have come to call themselves American. There is no dust on these pages as the author brilliantly tells our national story with skill and brevity." In this rich and inspiring book, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley takes us on the incredible journey of the United States - a nation formed from a vast countryside on whose fringes thirteen small British colonies fought for their freedom, then established a democratic nation that spanned the continent, and went on to become a world power. This book will be treasured by anyone interested in the story of America.

A Patriot s History of the United States from Colombus s Great Discovery to the War on Terror

A Patriot s History of the United States   from Colombus s Great Discovery to the War on Terror
Author: Larry Schweikart
Pages: 932
ISBN: OCLC:855194514
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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American Rule

American Rule
Author: Jared Yates Sexton
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781524745721
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From writer and political analyst Jared Yates Sexton comes an eye-opening journey through American history that unearths and debunks the myths we've always told ourselves. Recent years have brought a reckoning in America. As rampant political corruption, stark inequality, and violent bigotry have come to the fore, many have faced two vital questions: How did we get here? And how do we move forward? An honest look at the past—and how it’s been covered up—is the only way to find the answers. Americans in power have abused and subjugated others since the nation’s very beginning, and myths of America’s unique goodness have both enabled that injustice and buried the truth for generations. In American Rule, Jared Yates Sexton blends deep research with stunning storytelling, digging into each era of growth and change that led us here—and laying bare the foundational myths at the heart of the American imagination. Stirring, unequivocal, and impossible to put down, American Rule tells the truth about what this nation has always been—and challenges us to forge a new path.

Our America A Hispanic History of the United States

Our America  A Hispanic History of the United States
Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780393242850
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Release: 2014-01-20
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A rich and moving chronicle for our very present.” —Julio Ortega, New York Times Book Review The United States is still typically conceived of as an offshoot of England, with our history unfolding east to west beginning with the first English settlers in Jamestown. This view overlooks the significance of America’s Hispanic past. With the profile of the United States increasingly Hispanic, the importance of recovering the Hispanic dimension to our national story has never been greater. This absorbing narrative begins with the explorers and conquistadores who planted Spain’s first colonies in Puerto Rico, Florida, and the Southwest. Missionaries and rancheros carry Spain’s expansive impulse into the late eighteenth century, settling California, mapping the American interior to the Rockies, and charting the Pacific coast. During the nineteenth century Anglo-America expands west under the banner of “Manifest Destiny” and consolidates control through war with Mexico. In the Hispanic resurgence that follows, it is the peoples of Latin America who overspread the continent, from the Hispanic heartland in the West to major cities such as Chicago, Miami, New York, and Boston. The United States clearly has a Hispanic present and future. And here is its Hispanic past, presented with characteristic insight and wit by one of our greatest historians.

The Patriot s History Reader

The Patriot s History Reader
Author: Larry Schweikart,Michael Allen,Dave Dougherty
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781101535349
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Release: 2011-06-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Patriot s History of the United States

A Patriot s History of the United States
Author: Larry Schweikart
Pages: 928
ISBN: OCLC:946952291
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Smoking and Politics

Smoking and Politics
Author: A. Lee Fritschler,James M. Hoefler
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0134358015
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume considers why government agencies and bureaucracies have become important and how they operate in influencing and even creating public policy. Explores and analyzes the processes of bureaucratic (governmental) policy decision making by focusing on a single contemporary issue — the government's efforts to discourage cigarette smoking by requiring warning labels on cigarette packages and

Tea Party Patriots

Tea Party Patriots
Author: Mark Meckler,Jenny Beth Martin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781429942690
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Release: 2012-02-14
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive history of one of the most radical, revolutionary movements the country has ever seen, from those who started it all In 2009, an unemployed mother of two and a politically inexperienced northern California attorney met on a conference call that would end up starting one of the largest grassroots political organizations in American history, the Tea Party Patriots. Fueled by the fires of passion and patriotism, Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin have become the faces of the most powerful political movement in the country, empowering their more than twenty million members by using both high-tech advances and the time-tested American tradition of rallying in public. Promoting the basic principles of the Tea Party Movement—free market, limited government, and fiscal responsiblity—the Tea Party Patriots have become the largest tea party organization in the world. With unparalleled access to the inner workings of the movement, Meckler and Martin hope to explain how the Tea Party came to be, what it is and is not, and perhaps most important, provide the first comprehensive, forward-looking document outlining a plan to restore America to its prior greatness. Never before has there been such an audience for this material. Americans of all political stripes have been waiting for a thorough and informative account of this movement. Straight from the co-founders themselves, Tea Party Patriots promises to be the definitive source for a political revolution.