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A Patriot's History of the Modern World (Hardcover)

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By Larry Schweikart & Dave Dougherty

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ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«AmericaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs 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.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´

Conservative historian Larry Schweikart has won wide acclaim for his #1 New York Times bestseller, "A PatriotÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs History of the United States." It proved that, contrary to the liberal biases in countless other his_tory books, America had not really been founded on racism, sexism, greed and oppression. Schweikart and co-author Michael Allen restored the truly great achievements of AmericaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs patriots, founders and heroes to their rightful place of honor.

Now Schweikart and co-author Dave Dougherty are back with a new perspective on AmericaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs 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 ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å which introduced the United States as a global military power that could no longer be ignored ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å and con_tinuing 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 prin_ciples on which it was founded ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å 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 innova_tions, 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 con_stant 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.

Editorial Reviews

The Heritage Foundation

"A PatriotÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs History of the Modern World" offers a new perspective on our extraordinary past and presents lessons each of us can apply to preserve American exceptionalism today and tomorrow."

Publishers Weekly

"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.'

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Sentinel HC (October 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595230890
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595230898

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