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Shameless vanity: "Patriot's History of the Modern World" out today
self ^ | 10/11/2012 | LS

Posted on 10/11/2012 11:52:22 AM PDT by LS

My new book, with Dave Dougherty, A Patriot's History of the Modern World, from America's Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb, 1898-1945 is out today. This is really volume one of a two-volume set, on sale everywhere including links from www.patriotshistoryusa.com

Vol. 2 will be out next year, A Patriot's History of the Modern World, vol. 2, from the Cold War to (I hope) Obama's Removal.

Patriot's History of the Modern World


TOPICS: Books/Literature; History
KEYWORDS: america; history; worldwarii

1 posted on 10/11/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by LS
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To: LS

excellent! I have enjoyed your other works.

will need to pick this up.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 11:54:09 AM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: QualityMan
Thanks. This is a pretty sweeping work. A couple of reviews on the Amazon page:

“As Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen proved in A Patriot’s History of the United States, history is even more fascinating when authors have no ideological axe to grind. With this wonderful, provocative, challenging page-fanning ride through the modern world, Schweikart and co-author Dave Dougherty have done it again, informing us, entertaining us, and deliciously standing political correctness on its head—where it ought to be.” — David Limbaugh

"Schweikart and Dougherty examine nearly 50 years of growing American political and military mastery from the Spanish-American War to WWII. Choosing a theme of Yankee exceptionalism (with four pillars: common law, Protestantism, free market capitalism, and private property), the authors (Schweikart is a professor of history at the University of Dayton and coauthored The Patriot’s History Reader with Dougherty) make a convincing case for the series of trial-and-error achievements from Woodrow Wilson’s League of Nations through Prohibition to the ultimate victory over Japan with the atomic bomb: “America’s ascent to world power demonstrated that so long as the essence of American exceptionalism remained at the core of all efforts foreign and domestic, the likelihood of success was nearly guaranteed.” There is a conservative slant on some issues, such as the criticism of FDR’s New Deal, but the sections on Margaret Sanger’s embrace of eugenics (less well known than her birth control advocacy) and the rise of the fascists in Europe are noteworthy in their detail. Sweeping in scope and, as the title indicates, unapologetically patriotic, this book honors the American way at home and abroad with its firm emphasis on “human dignity and prosperity.” — Publishers Weekly

3 posted on 10/11/2012 11:57:02 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Congrats man. Will check it out.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 11:59:49 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: LS

Who are the people on the cover of “American Entrepreneur” who are not Steve Jobs?


5 posted on 10/11/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: LS

Thanks for the heads up LS! I will put it on my list. Good luck!


6 posted on 10/11/2012 12:05:52 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: LS
Do you have a schedule for your world wide book tour?
7 posted on 10/11/2012 12:05:58 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: LS

Bigtime congrats, LS!


8 posted on 10/11/2012 12:20:14 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: LS

Congratulations! What’s a guy gotta do to get his copy autographed by the author? :)


9 posted on 10/11/2012 12:20:28 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ("But, the Obama has no clothes!")
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To: LS

Congratulations.


10 posted on 10/11/2012 12:21:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: LS

Congratulations and best wishes!


11 posted on 10/11/2012 12:28:18 PM PDT by cyn
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To: LS

Is it available for Kindle or other e-book devices?


12 posted on 10/11/2012 12:30:23 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: LS

Congratulations!


13 posted on 10/11/2012 12:31:34 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: LS

Thanks kindly for the heads-up. I keep a copy of PHOTUS in my office library and refer to it often. Great work.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 12:36:22 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma
Is it available for Kindle or other e-book devices?

Barnes & Noble has a Nook version listed. Not on the Kindle yet, but Larry's other books have Kindle versions.

I just downloaded the Nook sample. It claims it is 35 pages, but that might just be 35 Nook page with very large type.

15 posted on 10/11/2012 1:00:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

This is as good.


16 posted on 10/11/2012 1:03:21 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: DuncanWaring

Robert Fulton and John D. Rockefeller


17 posted on 10/11/2012 1:05:36 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL> Little Rock Arkansas this weekend, Hillsdale MI on Oct. 22, Heritage Foundation D.C. Oct. 29


18 posted on 10/11/2012 1:07:04 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Hoosier Catholic Momma
Yes, but the link isn't showing on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-History-Modern-World-Exceptional/dp/1595230890/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349986429&sr=8-1&keywords=a+patriot%27s+history+of+the+modern+world

19 posted on 10/11/2012 1:42:17 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: KarlInOhio

I have the Kindle Touch. I have downloaded the Patriot’s History of the United States onto it from Audible (and I have a hard copy as well).


20 posted on 10/11/2012 3:41:03 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: LS

Thank you! If you see number 19, you know that I have purchased some of your other work as well. I can’t remember everything that I have on that Kindle, LOL. It’s into the four figures book wise.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 3:43:21 PM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: LS

Congrats, I’ll purchasing it soon!


22 posted on 10/11/2012 4:40:27 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: LS; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Congratulations Larry!

Note: this ping is not a plug for Larry's latest book. No, really, honestly it isn't.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 10:12:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LS
LS: "A couple of reviews on the Amazon page:..."

Sorry, but my search of Amazon produced no results.
Are we jumping the gun?

24 posted on 10/13/2012 5:16:20 AM PDT by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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To: LS

Wonderful!


25 posted on 10/13/2012 5:55:45 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: BroJoeK

http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-History-Modern-World-Exceptional/dp/1595230890/


26 posted on 10/13/2012 6:02:12 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

Kindle version

http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-History-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B007ZHC8PG/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350133232&sr=1-7


27 posted on 10/13/2012 6:04:21 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: BroJoeK
Craig Matteson's review is not up yet, but Publisher's Weekly is:

http://www.amazon.com/Patriots-History-Modern-World-Exceptional/dp/1595230890/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350139546&sr=8-1&keywords=patriot%27s+history+of+the+modern+world

28 posted on 10/13/2012 7:49:39 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS
Geez Larry...

It costs me money every time you do this! I'll pick a copy up later today...

Congrats!

29 posted on 10/13/2012 10:27:54 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: SunkenCiv; LS

“Note: this ping is not a plug for Larry’s latest book. No, really, honestly it isn’t. “

LOL. Yes it is, thanks and you’re forgiven!

I have PHOTUS and love it, will get this one too.


30 posted on 10/13/2012 1:52:23 PM PDT by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: FrogMom

:’)


31 posted on 10/13/2012 4:43:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: wardaddy

“Choosing a theme of Yankee exceptionalism”

‘Yankee Exceptionalism’ rather than “American exceptionalism”... Can you guess where this is going?

It’s easy enough to figure out if you know of Larry Schweikart’s bizarre claim that the 19th century American South was filled with Marxists. A claim which stands history on its head since the actual Marxists of that era, the ‘48ers, had settled in the North just prior to the Civil War and were enthusiastic supporters of the Radical Republican cause that led to civil war. Having failed in their attempt at revolution in Europe they fled and brought their progressive army to America. Today’s Progressives in Wisconsin and other points north are the descendents of those 48ers.

By the mid 1850s Yankee culture had left its Protestant roots far behind, embracing Transcendentalism, Unitarianism, and the gnostic heresies boiling out of the Burned-over District. A secularized social gospel appealed to them. And so no longer believing in the faith of their fathers they instead believed that they could immanentize the eschaton, bring about heaven on Earth through politics. The murderous John Brown was heralded as their substitute John the Baptist, leading the way for their political Christ. And as with other secular heresies of this sort it quickly led to killing on a vast scale.

Yankee Exceptionalism is certainly at work even to this day. It just doesn’t happen to have much in common with the America of the founding era.


32 posted on 10/13/2012 6:20:40 PM PDT by Pelham (Liberate the White House)
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To: Pelham
the pitfalls of viewing American history always with a glint of the prism of racial injustice somewhere casting a shadow over it all

it's like organic constitutionalism with a ladle of racial justice gravy on top like hot fudge on a sundae

it can blots out the vanilla ice cream

Beck does this big time...to the point of adoring folks who only get a pass for being black or dead and praising legislation that is anything but conservative from the 1960s

Rush does it too...Levin..barely..he is a Lincoln worshiper but isn't completely stupid about the social engineering of the 1960s

the conservatism of Reagan, Goldwater and Buckley...the one we grew up with...is largely dead

On the opposite side we have this charictature of politically correct history which is basically one big fantasy of minority grievance

and on our side we simply have something more tempered but still obliging over race

these sentiments are bad enough in their effect on our own governance but also paralyze us in dealing with foreign threats that involve mostly brown people and what is to us a minority religion

the political correctness about anything minority here has it's birth in the over compensation to blacks and the ignoring of certain realities to accommodate them

33 posted on 10/14/2012 8:08:14 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: LS
Thanks! I purchased your book on Kindle.
Will start on it right away. :-)
34 posted on 10/14/2012 12:37:33 PM PDT by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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To: BroJoeK

Thank you.


35 posted on 10/14/2012 12:50:05 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: wardaddy

“Beck does this big time...to the point of adoring folks who only get a pass for being black or dead and praising legislation that is anything but conservative from the 1960s”

When you have 1960’s Civil Rights liberalism being repackaged as ‘conservatism’ that’s what you can expect. From what I’ve read Larry Schweikart is someone Beck uses as a source.

How old is Glenn Beck? I’m certain that he’s too young to know the Kennedy and Johnson years firsthand. I was a teenager living in Washington DC and remember it all very well.

Conservatives of that era would be anathema to their current namesakes who have fed on political correctness more than they know. If you were to offer Beck and his like the words of Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey I’m sure that they would hail them for their enlightened ‘conservatism’. Whereas the words of Goldwater, Reagan, and Buckley circa 1964 would get them denounced as ‘racists’.

There is little appreciation for limited government anymore. Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights bills. He did not believe that national politicians and their judicial enablers had the right to interfere in the lives of American citizens, no matter how unenlightened they believed those citizens to be. The freedom of the un-progressive American to his life as he wished just couldn’t be allowed to continue.

Conservatives who praise the Civil Rights bills really have no ground for objecting to the social engineering that the Left continues to push on the American people. The ‘right’ for progressive elites to use the power of the national government to remold American culture is in those bills.

What American history has been is the progressive centralization of power into the national government. The States Rights championed by Madison and Jefferson in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolves of 1798 died when Lincoln turned the simmering sectional conflict into total war. 100 years later the right of American citizens to live their own unenlightened, anti-Progressive lives came to an end in the Great Society legislation.

So does ‘gay marriage’ violate your religious beliefs? Well get used to it, because I can’t see any way that it will be stopped. It’s one more of the ever expanding civil ‘rights’ that politicians and the judiciary now have the power to impose on you. There will be other “rights” following that one. I don’t know what they will be, but I suspect that they will involve Sharia law.


36 posted on 10/14/2012 2:18:08 PM PDT by Pelham (Liberate the White House)
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