Timed to launch before the Fourth of July, this brand new "P.I." Guide will vindicate our Founding Fathers and hold them up for what they truly are: the pillars of American society.
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©2009 Brion T. McClanahan; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
It was refreshing to hear about the Founding Fathers through a lens that is traditional as opposed to the 'pc' versions of modern academia.
Straightforward and to-the-point with highlights that illuminate the main attributes of each of the men.
I had planned on a review of the main characters. It was a bonus to have the forgotten/unknown characters also reviewed.
I have listened two books by Joseph Ellis. They left me with little appreciation for the gifts that Americans should enjoy as a result of the sacrifices of that generation. Quite the opposite with the treatment that McClanahan provides.
Yes I would listen to it again. If for no other reason just to "rehash" all the information contained.
I liked the mix of professional/personal lives in it and I also enjoyed the vast number of historical facts I didn't learn in school.
I enjoyed his voice and inflections, very easy to listen to.
I drive a lot every work day and the audio version allows me to utilize my time well.
I was able to learn about the personalities that shaped our country.
His presentation never tires the listener.
The minds who shaped the greatest nation the earth has ever known.
I would suggest the author does a great job or translating history into an 18th century timeframe. He does a good job warning readers to not apply 21st century values to the founders. A good fight back against the idea of colonialism books that almost alway disparage American history as racist and all bad.
Well done and well presented. I could have done without some of the backhanded sarcasm that closes several of the sections but, notwithstanding such editorial commentary, this is a fine selection for those interested in some of US history's lesser known names of greater influence than one might have imagined. It is always important to view their actions and writings in the context of what was "normal" in their day and time. This work does a fine job of bring that contextual focus to the narration. Enjoyable and recommended.
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