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
I will check it out. BTTT.
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)
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 countrys 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 Americas role as a beacon of liberty to the rest of the world.
Schweikart and Allen are careful to tell their story straight, from Columbuss voyage to the capture of Saddam Hussein. They do not ignore Americas mistakes through the years, but they put them back in their proper perspective. And they conclude that Americas 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.
I just ordered it from Amazon.
This is a must have. Can't wait to read it. Very cool of you, LS.
"Local Freeper Makes Good With Book" Ping!!!
It sounds really interesting, LS!!
Go Larry! Go Larry! Go Larry!
Good luck, sir. Keep up the good work!
Wonderful news; will put it on my gift list.
800 pages! Wowser! Seriously, congrats for the Spooner Award, and best wishes for success.
Now if I can get off of my duff and finish mine...[g]