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A Patriot's History of the United States Audiobook

A Patriot's History of the United States

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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.

What the Critics Say

"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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    Garry Crossville, TN, United States 10-18-07
    Garry Crossville, TN, United States 10-18-07 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent"

    Excellent book, and well read. Anytime the left is inflamed, as a few of these reviewers clearly are, you have something very near to truth. It is refreshing to listen to something bias free. Buy this book and learn the truth about your country.

    26 of 55 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Lockwood 08-25-07 Listener Since 2003
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    "Ok but biased"

    Overall it was a ok listen. As the books get closer to recent history some strong bias is applied to "history". The authors are heavily biased, and offensive, in favor of Republicans, religion and a women's place is the home. The last quarter of the book can make your first 25 hours seem like a waste. Once they get overly opinionated in the last 1/4 of the book you start to wonder how opinionated they were in the first 3/4's.

    26 of 55 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Charlottesville, VA, USA 07-03-10
    Mark Charlottesville, VA, USA 07-03-10
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    "A Patriot's History of the United States"

    Excellent overview (and thorough) of the history of the United States, an accurate and balanced approach you will appreciate. Audio book is the way to go since the book itself is about 900 pages!

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jimbo Omaha, NE, USA 05-24-10
    Jimbo Omaha, NE, USA 05-24-10 Member Since 2013
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    "History"

    Very informative, Very long book but it was worth it. I'm really tired of the misinformation that the politically correctness has brought us. Before long we will be saying the Holocaust didn't happen. Kind of like what they are starting to teach in Brittan(because the Muslims don't like it).

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    J. Mills 12-29-09
    J. Mills 12-29-09 Listener Since 1999
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    "Not as bad as I expected."

    The notion of a conservatively biased history is, on it's face, about the dumbest idea I've ever heard of. Conservativism is supposed to be about learning from history and not reading into it, so I was skeptical to say the least.

    I find that the book succeeds masterfully in one respect. It utterly fails to support the interpretations of our nations founding offered by the conservative mainstream out there (think of Glenn Beck or Michael Medved). It does show our founding to be a complex and multi-layered happening in which the "founders" disagreed profoundly about basic issues such as states rights the roll of government.

    As the book progresses though, they become more entrenched in their partisan outlook. From the 1930's on they are as un-readable and profoundly stupid as anything written by Howard Zinn.

    Read it if you can or must. I would suggest reading something actually good though like Simon Schma's "American Future" so you have some real history to compare it to.

    10 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron 12-16-11
    Aaron 12-16-11
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    "An Absolute Must Have For Anyone Who IS A Patriot!"
    What did you love best about A Patriot's History of the United States?

    With the looming economic crisis, the socialist agenda in full affect and our Constitutional rights and priveledges being trampled on everyday more rapidly. It is essential that you base your decision making on a solid, factual and complete working knowledge of your United States History as it truly has been. Anyone with kids that are attending a public school can tell you that the history is being polluted or outright changed to promote an agenda that is far from patriotic. This is an autoritative look back into how this great country came to be, both its wins and losses. Hopefully we can get this audiobook into the hands of every true American, Lord knows we need its inspiration and wisdom now more than ever before in our Nation's history.


    What other book might you compare A Patriot's History of the United States to and why?

    Being George Washington. By Glenn Beck. It shows a real human being and not the idealized man of Myth. It shows how a regular man with issues overcomes adversity and becomes the stuff of legend.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J B Tipton Minneapolis, MN USA 12-30-07
    J B Tipton Minneapolis, MN USA 12-30-07 Member Since 2017
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    "Counterbias"

    This is an entertaining and energetically read history. It is well-recorded and the reader’s voice is easy to understand (though he would have been wise to forgo the occasional attempt at a British accent). It was written in reaction to the (not just) perceived liberal bias of many American history texts. On the theory that two wrongs make a right, this book offers a pro-Christian, pro-free market bias. It’s pretty sketchy - a history can’t be both short and comprehensive - and not elegantly written, but still fun.

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    "5 Star despite annoying reader"

    Great book. Learned oceans of ideas. Reader really not bad but the producer (the real idiot) told him to read quotes in his conceived idea of the regional or foreign accent of the person quoted. Ordinarily, this would have killed the experience but the book is so damn good, was able to suffer thru this embarrassment. Must realize the alternative is to actually have to read this 4 inch thick book in the traditional sense. Time for a redo of the speaker with a new producer - read it strait up - no cutesy-pie accents please.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Byron Cedar City, UT, USA 06-19-12
    Byron Cedar City, UT, USA 06-19-12
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    "A Lot of Good Information"

    I A Patriot's History of the United States. However, the little bit about the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) was definately biased to direct opinion against the church. I'm skeptical about what other biases may have skewed the telling of Schweikart and Allen's view of history. I'm also curious how American Indians (or Native American's if you prefer; neither is technically correct) would view the historical accounts related. A Lakota friend of mine told me he views the Caucasion view of history with the question "maybe."

    I also want to make it clear that I have no hard feelings against Schweikart and Allen for their view of Mormons. In The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, Jesus said he would do a marvelous work and a wonder--referring to The Book of Mormon--but there would be those who don't believe it (3rd Nephi 21:9; Isaiah 29:14, KJV). I believe the vast majority of people would accept The Book of Mormon if they would let go of their biases, read it and ask God if it's truly His word. Clearly the authors haven't done that yet but there's still time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Wright 06-18-12
    Doug Wright 06-18-12 Listener Since 2005
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    "This narrator needs to find another line of work"
    What disappointed you about A Patriot's History of the United States?

    The narrator. I cannot not make any real comments about the my overall review or the story line at this time (see below).


    Has A Patriot's History of the United States turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Patrick Lawlor’s performances?

    Absolutely not! I so wished I had noted who the narrator was before I purchased this audiobook. This is the third book I have purchased narrated by Patrick Lawlor. The first two were the only audiobooks I have been unable to “read” to completion. The man’s voice and delivery simply drive me up the wall!


    Any additional comments?

    I will update this review at a later date if I am able to make it through the book. After ten the first minutes that outcome is not foregone conclusion.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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