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A Patriot's History of the United States . . . Finally, On Sale Today!
Penguin/Sentinel and Amazon.com ^ | 12/29/04 | LS

Posted on 12/29/2004 5:39:25 AM PST by LS

Edited on 12/29/2004 8:20:02 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

This is it, Freepers! A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus' Great Discovery to the War on Terror goes on sale today!

Freepers, if you love history, and, more important, if you think that there has been a void in the telling of America's REAL history, this book is for you.

Thanks to you several Freepers who have read and commented on parts of this book. It is already the winner of February's Lysander Spooner Award for literature that advances the cause of liberty, and we are in talks with Fox and other outlets for a media blitz to take place during the official "roll out" in the second week of January. Meanwhile, if you are returning Christmas gifts and didn't get that "stocking stuffer," by all means, this is it!

I'll be happy to autograph copies if any Freeper wants to send me their copy, tell me to whom they want it inscribed or what they want it to say, and provide a postage-paid return envelope!

Thanks.


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1 posted on 12/29/2004 5:39:26 AM PST by LS
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To: LS
May I also recommend Michael Medved's new autobiography, Right Turns to Freepers? Its been endorsed by the Who's Who of conservative illuminati from Rush Limbaugh to Ann Coulter.
2 posted on 12/29/2004 5:44:43 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: LS
Does your moniker "LS" stand for Larry Schweikart?
3 posted on 12/29/2004 6:13:54 AM PST by bayourod (Our troops are already securing our borders against terrorists. They're killing them in Iraq.)
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To: LS; Fedora; Cincinatus' Wife

Some brief (if fun) anti-review material by a one "Ralph E. Luker" who doesn't like Schweikart: http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/5407.html

http://www.google.com/search?q=luker+schweikart+war takes us to http://www.historynewsnetwork.com/articles/1401.html - a fickle dialog on President Bush's impact on the muslim world beginning with a similarly named Schweikart essay.

Schweikart starts off with an intriguing reference to the "World Island."

Mackinder is a curious character: http://www.bartleby.com/73/2041.html


4 posted on 12/29/2004 6:30:49 AM PST by risk
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To: bayourod

Yep.


5 posted on 12/29/2004 6:47:39 AM PST by LS
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To: risk

Yah, ol' Ralphie is a closet (?) socialist.


6 posted on 12/29/2004 6:48:35 AM PST by LS
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To: risk

"Fickle?" Is that you Ralph?


7 posted on 12/29/2004 6:51:53 AM PST by LS
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To: LS

Dunno much about him. He appears to come from a secular humanist, multiculturalist perspective from the few snippets I read of his comments. So of course we're not better at anything. I kind of agree with him that too much hyperbole regarding our tactical victories in Iraq is nauseating. If he can't take that a step further and see that there's a larger strategy at work, then I think he's just another tie-died sandal wearer who should be surfing in Santa Cruz instead of ribbing conservative pundits. Then again, Schweikart seems the serious type, perhaps akin to VDH only with less experience. So some ribbing comes with the territory.


8 posted on 12/29/2004 6:54:08 AM PST by risk
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To: LS

Ha! No.


9 posted on 12/29/2004 6:54:45 AM PST by risk
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To: LS

I will check it out. BTTT.


10 posted on 12/29/2004 6:55:22 AM PST by Constitution Day (Free presidio9!)
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To: risk

Schweikart, I am he.


11 posted on 12/29/2004 7:01:40 AM PST by LS
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To: LS; Travis McGee; Jeff Head; writer33
Schweikart, I am he.

Awesome! Er, sorry :)

I had no idea. I used Google to get some context here. Good luck with the book. There are some other writers on FR you probably already know. Y'all should make a club or something.

12 posted on 12/29/2004 7:04:20 AM PST by risk
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To: LS; Perdogg; LiberalBassTurds

I'm goin' to buy it. I know I'll just love this book. I'm going buy several for other family members. God Bless You. ;o)


13 posted on 12/29/2004 7:08:16 AM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: risk

Luker and I have been round and round on H-Conserv. Suffice it to say, if he thinks I'm a "whacko," you ought to see what I think of him. And suffice it to say he loses all the arguments :)


14 posted on 12/29/2004 7:09:34 AM PST by LS
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To: LS

Is there any chance I can get an autographed copy?


15 posted on 12/29/2004 7:10:34 AM PST by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: shield

Thanks. I know you'll love it (and I wouldn't say that about all my books, or even most of them). But this one is special, and if you don't get teary-eyed over the sections on Lincoln, I'll eat the pages with salt.


16 posted on 12/29/2004 7:10:40 AM PST by LS
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To: tame

You might want to look into buying this book. LS has the same belief standards as both of us. A True Believer!!!
;o)


17 posted on 12/29/2004 7:11:22 AM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: Pete'sWife

Absolutely. I'll give you my mail in a private message, an dif you send it, with an enclosed (stamped) return envelope, I'll be happy to. Just tell me what you want inscribed.


18 posted on 12/29/2004 7:11:39 AM PST by LS
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To: LS

I found HHN and conservativenet.com from that search. Interesting stuff. I'm relatively new to online conservative activism and I'm glad to find them. Something tells me I prefer the FR format, though.


19 posted on 12/29/2004 7:15:38 AM PST by risk
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To: All
Editorial Reviews

About the Author
Larry Schweikart is a history professor at the University of Dayton.

Michael Allen is a professor of history and American studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

Product Description: For at least thirty years, high school and college students have been taught to be embarrassed by American history. Required readings have become skewed toward a relentless focus on our country’s darkest moments, from slavery to McCarthyism. As a result, many history books devote more space to Harriet Tubman than to Abraham Lincoln; more to My Lai than to the American Revolution; more to the internment of Japanese Americans than to the liberation of Europe in World War II.

Now, finally, there is an antidote to this biased approach to our history. Two veteran history professors have written a sweeping, well-researched book that puts the spotlight back on America’s role as a beacon of liberty to the rest of the world.

Schweikart and Allen are careful to tell their story straight, from Columbus’s voyage to the capture of Saddam Hussein. They do not ignore America’s mistakes through the years, but they put them back in their proper perspective. And they conclude that America’s place as a world leader derived largely from the virtues of our own leaders— the men and women who cleared the wilderness, abolished slavery, and rid the world of fascism and communism.

The authors write in a clear and enjoyable style that makes history a pleasure, not just for students but also for adults who want to learn what their teachers skipped over.

20 posted on 12/29/2004 7:15:47 AM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: LS
Congratulations! Looking forward to reading it. We need more history written by conservatives. I enjoyed Paul Johnson's A History of the American People, but it had a lot of minor, factual errors in it (e.g., confusing Albert Sidney Johnston with Jospeh Johnston.)
21 posted on 12/29/2004 7:16:33 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: risk

H-conserv is really for academics, and it runs through a (good) moderator but it lacks the fire of FR and also is VERY slow. Moreover, because it IS mostly academics, many don't want to say anything that is too controversial for being "outed" as "real" conservatives. So they tend to be a quiet bunch.


22 posted on 12/29/2004 7:19:50 AM PST by LS
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To: Cincinatus
Johnson's "History of the American People" is the best book (next to ours) out there, but he has some big flaws that we hoped to fix.

His "Modern Times" is simply the best history book ever written.

23 posted on 12/29/2004 7:21:09 AM PST by LS
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To: LS
Modern Times is indeed excellent. His evisceration of pompous windbaggery in Intellectuals is also delicious!
24 posted on 12/29/2004 7:23:14 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: Cincinatus

You know, my main problem with "Intellectuals" (and I use the section on Marx as required reading in my West. Civ. classes) is that PJ HIMSELF is guilty: he admitted to having a mistress all these years. So it blunts his charges of "hypocrisy" a great deal.


25 posted on 12/29/2004 7:24:30 AM PST by LS
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To: LS
So it blunts his charges of "hypocrisy" a great deal.

That's interesting -- I didn't know about that. However, it's only hypocrisy if Johnson had made a big deal out of "family values" or traditional morality. Although I cannot claim to have read all of his work, my impression is that he largely concentrates on "big picture" conservative issues, dealing in power, liberty, and the struggle of democracy with totalitarianism. I never thought of him as a "social conservative."

26 posted on 12/29/2004 7:30:46 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: Cincinatus

Well, he attacks Marx for having a "sex slave" in his basement, and overall his message is that you can't trust these peoples' views because their personal lives were hypocritical.


27 posted on 12/29/2004 7:33:03 AM PST by LS
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To: LS

I know someone who left an MA program because of rampant academic marxism. During the Cold War parts of his family had been behind the iron curtain, and knowing their former plight, he felt nauseated every time his teachers would bring up some marxist concept.


28 posted on 12/29/2004 7:35:41 AM PST by risk
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To: LS

I just ordered it from Amazon.


29 posted on 12/29/2004 7:37:30 AM PST by Zechariah11
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To: Zechariah11

Thank you! I'll autograph it if you want to send it to me with return postage.


30 posted on 12/29/2004 7:41:12 AM PST by LS
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To: LS
It is already the winner of February's Lysander Spooner Award

Congrats. Used to shop at LFB when it was on Mercer Street, back in the Dark Ages.
31 posted on 12/29/2004 7:46:26 AM PST by Mike Fieschko (A thunder of jets in an open sky ... a streak of grey ... and a cheerful 'Hi!')
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To: LS

LS:

Is it in the stores yet? I don't know if I can wait for Amazon delivery. If I can I will go out and purchase it today. I have'nt had much time to read much outside of work lately, but I will make time for this one.

BTW, see you are a Prof at UD; I'm down here in Cincinnati. You all dug out of the snow yet?

Sui


32 posted on 12/29/2004 7:47:45 AM PST by suijuris
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To: LS

Thank you for the offer. I'll probably just want to immediately begin digging into it. I need a quick antidote for much of what I've had to study lately.


33 posted on 12/29/2004 7:48:06 AM PST by Zechariah11
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To: LS

This is a must have. Can't wait to read it. Very cool of you, LS.


34 posted on 12/29/2004 7:50:02 AM PST by Bahbah
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To: LS; 1stMarylandRegiment; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; ...

"Local Freeper Makes Good With Book" Ping!!!

It sounds really interesting, LS!!


35 posted on 12/29/2004 7:54:21 AM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin; LS

sounds great! congratulations LS! i will need to get this for my highschooler and middle schooler.


36 posted on 12/29/2004 7:56:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: LS

Well I'll have to buy the book then.


37 posted on 12/29/2004 7:58:55 AM PST by bayourod (The states and cities with large immigrant labor pools are the prosperous ones.)
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To: LS

Good catch. Drag 'em out of the closet on here so we can pummel em :)


38 posted on 12/29/2004 8:00:09 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Howlin; LS

Thanks for the ping!!


39 posted on 12/29/2004 8:04:28 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: sneakers

bump


40 posted on 12/29/2004 8:05:21 AM PST by sneakers
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To: LS

Go Larry! Go Larry! Go Larry!

Good luck, sir. Keep up the good work!

Chris


41 posted on 12/29/2004 8:07:17 AM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a conservative.)
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To: risk

"Y'all should make a club or something."

Starting a club might be a little risky. :)


42 posted on 12/29/2004 8:08:07 AM PST by writer33 (The U.S. Constitution defines a conservative.)
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To: LS
I have it on order; I think I'll get it in February, when another book is released. (Free shipping!)

Dan
Biblical Christianity BLOG

43 posted on 12/29/2004 8:09:57 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: LS

Wonderful news; will put it on my gift list.


44 posted on 12/29/2004 8:10:01 AM PST by Peach
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To: LS

Congratulations! BUMP!


45 posted on 12/29/2004 8:11:57 AM PST by MEG33 (...GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: suijuris
The snow is receding, but I still only have half my driveway opened up. Maybe it will melt tomorrow.

I can't say if the bookstores actually have it IN today---hoping they do---but Amazon gives a 10% discount (it's a good deal) and they deliver pretty quickly. If you get a copy, I'll autograph it if you want to send it to me with return postage.

46 posted on 12/29/2004 8:17:14 AM PST by LS
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To: Bahbah

I'll autograph it if you want to send it to me with a postage-paid return envelope.


47 posted on 12/29/2004 8:17:52 AM PST by LS
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To: LS

800 pages! Wowser! Seriously, congrats for the Spooner Award, and best wishes for success.


48 posted on 12/29/2004 8:19:21 AM PST by NautiNurse
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To: BibChr

Good plan!


49 posted on 12/29/2004 8:19:31 AM PST by LS
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To: LS

BTT


50 posted on 12/29/2004 8:20:33 AM PST by MattinNJ (Only Arnold would have the stones to say Nixon was the reason he was a Republican.)
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