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Publisher's Summary

Since the liberal revolution of the '60s and '70s, American history books have been biased toward the negative. They overemphasize America's racism, sexism, and bigotry while downplaying the greatness of her patriots. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington, more on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II than on D-day or Iwo Jima, more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin.

This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America's true and proud history. The authors reexamine America's discovery, founding, and development with an appreciation for the principles of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that have made this nation so uniquely successful.

©2004 Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A welcome, refreshing, and solid contribution to relearning what we have forgotten and remembering why this nation is good, and worth defending." (National Review)
"There are a thousand pleasant surprises and heartening reminders that underneath it all America remains a country of ideas, ideals, and optimism: and no amount of revisionism can take that legacy away." (Humane Studies Review)
"Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen remind us what a few good individuals can do in just a few short centuries....A fluid account of America from the discovery of the continent up to the present day." (Wall Street Journal)

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This book confirmed many suspicions I had about American history and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. well written and we'll narrated, I would recommend this.

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Great Book even though it skews right

I really enjoy this book. As with all history, I probably need to read a few others to determine how great it was or how biased. Wealth of information and wonderful overview. Very readable

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A must read for all American Patriots.

Read through to the end. Ponder the implications that the information provides, and then take the country back!

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Worth your time! American History as it should be taught!

American history for highschoolers and beyond any age wanting the fundamental basics of American history; clearly showing both sides of matters when needed. Long yet so worth your time! Great narrator too.

American History as it should be taught!

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Great Book!

Great book. Well read. Differed slightly from latest edition. Well worth reading and/or listening to.

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Easy to listen to, great to hear.

The narrator does an amazing job of keeping even stride and bringing emphasis where needed. I am very happy I made this purchase and look forward to both of this books sequels being translated to audio book, hopefully by the same narrator.

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Good but on a self acknowledged bias

The book presented a compelling, complete story about american history. I found some of the assertions ridiculous, especially when it came to the more modern period. That being said the author is clear what his bias is and he owns it. After all its in the title. Appreciate the book for what it is, a very conservative history of the United States and a well done one at that.

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  • Kevin
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  • 04-22-14

Excellent comprehensive history of the USA

Where does A Patriot's History of the United States rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably top 10

What did you like best about this story?

I liked how PHotUS stuck with the facts and historical events of our country's founding and growth rather than leaning on political bias and socio-economic side items. I thought that this was a great, comprehensive look at America's history and seemed like a fair snapshot of all the people who have influenced the shaping of this great nation.

Which scene was your favorite?

World War II

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Come see America's Heritage & History come to life!"

Any additional comments?

"A Patriot's History of the US" was an incredible and exhaustive history of the United States and was exactly what I have been looking for in terms of a comprehensive look at our nation's history.

I previously read the highly recommended "People's History of the US" by Howard Zinn and found it biased and preachy - constantly promoting socialism and anti-capitalist view points. It spoke very little to the actual historical events and instead used them only as a platform to make a point.

With "PHotUS" I thought it did a fairly decent job of keeping to the historical record of events and attempted to stick with the facts. I know at times it would be hard to not go into detail with motivations or even political bias (especially when dealing with presidents); however I think that it was at least fair and balanced.

"PHotUS" was able to cover everything from America's involvement with world wars/conflicts and also the early expansion of America, basically Manifest Destiny. It also provided great insight into our nation's founders, leaders, and influential citizens that brought about innovation, advancement, and change (for better or worse).

I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the events that have shaped the United States of America into one of the greatest societies in our modern age.

Pros: a comprehensive read of our country's history and heritage.
Cons: when writing about presidents, it's hard not to cover their activities without some type of political bias.
Bottom line: highly recommended read for anyone looking to get a refresher of our history and to also get a better understanding of what has happened 'then' that has gotten us to 'now'.

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  • Joan
  • St Clair Shores, MI, United States
  • 08-31-12

What You Never Knew...

Informative for the newbie to American history, but not overly simplified. Narrator changes tone when reading a quote. He almost seems to be doing an "impression" of the speaker. Great listen again and again.

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Very informative

Outstanding and interesting if you like History. A bit long but you can break the read into many parts for one does not follow on the prior. Just like history. Highly recommend and everyone should read this one.

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