A Patriot's History of the United States

  • by Larry Schweikart, Michael Allen
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • 50 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Since the liberal revolution of the '60s and '70s, American history books have been biased toward the negative. They overemphasize America's racism, sexism, and bigotry while downplaying the greatness of her patriots. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington, more on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II than on D-day or Iwo Jima, more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin.This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America's true and proud history. The authors reexamine America's discovery, founding, and development with an appreciation for the principles of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that have made this nation so uniquely successful.

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What the Critics Say

"A welcome, refreshing, and solid contribution to relearning what we have forgotten and remembering why this nation is good, and worth defending." (National Review)
"There are a thousand pleasant surprises and heartening reminders that underneath it all America remains a country of ideas, ideals, and optimism: and no amount of revisionism can take that legacy away." (Humane Studies Review)
"Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen remind us what a few good individuals can do in just a few short centuries....A fluid account of America from the discovery of the continent up to the present day." (Wall Street Journal)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very very impressed.

I have been looking for a "potted" history of the United States of America and stumbled across this. Since I had a credit to use I thought, "what's the worst that can happen?" thinking that 50 hours of audio for 1 credit, it must be quite poor.

I have to report that both the subject matter and the narrator bring this subject to life in a way I never thought possible. If you are interested in American history (or history in general) then this book is an essential purchase.

The subject is read in more or less chronological order making it easy to follow and interesting at the same time and you start to be able to see to the roots of issues that present themselves later on.

Expertly written and read, making for an enthralling experience from start to finish.
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- Justin

A short 50 hours

Although like most historical works written from a particular perspective, it was well constructed and very well read. Its length can be daunting but it is read at a pace that keeps you interested and is not overly full of facts. It covers the main points as you would expect. If you are looking for something to give you a good grounding in American History and as long as you bear in mind its conclusions are from a particular perspective you will not be disappointed by this work.
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- Richard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-02-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.