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....Continua