The Five Thousand Year Leap: 28 Great Ideas that Changed the World

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Recommended as a "must read" by GLENN BECK, award winning radio and TV host, Powerthink and American Documents Publishing is proud to bring you the 30 Year Anniversary Edition of W. Cleon Skousen's The Five Thousand Year Leap!

* Learn how America became an economic powerhouse offering wealth to the average citizen in a matter of decades from the time the US Constitution was ...
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Overview

Recommended as a "must read" by GLENN BECK, award winning radio and TV host, Powerthink and American Documents Publishing is proud to bring you the 30 Year Anniversary Edition of W. Cleon Skousen's The Five Thousand Year Leap!

* Learn how America became an economic powerhouse offering wealth to the average citizen in a matter of decades from the time the US Constitution was born!
* Understand how the Federal Government was built to protect and safeguard citizen rights!
* Discover the 28 principles which guided the Founding Fathers to create a government of the people; the longest lasting republic of its kind!

This book will enhance your understanding of the unique experiment that America was in comparison to all civilizations which preceded it. You will read the words of the founders and understand their belief in a divine providence leading to the establishment of an American nation. More than that, Dr. Skousen weaves a timeless story to show the special nature of America in God's eyes and how a land was preserved for the cause of liberty and the growth of basic and fundamental human freedoms for all mankind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981559667
  • Publisher: PowerThink Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/13/2009
  • Edition number: 30
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 141,832
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted September 24, 2010

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    A must read for anyone wanting know for themselves the foundations of the United States of America.

    This is a great book for several reasons.

    First and foremost, it offers great insight to the core principles and beliefs that the founding fathers who designed this nation went by. This is given to you (the reader) throughout the book in the form of letters, speeches, reports, and more throughout the book.

    Secondly, it will show you ALL of the unalienable rights. Although our Declaration of Independence only specifically names three (being the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness), the actual wording in the Declaration said,

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

    Note the "among" part of that. This book will reveal insight into the numerous other unalienable rights that exist and where exactly they came from. It will show that based on the foundations that the founders were brought from, they were understood rights. (While reading this book I was actually quite surprised by the information on these rights and just how a number of them are actually being trampled all over in politics and government today.)

    (Sorry, I went off the review for a second there)

    The information in this book has the potential to open the eyes of a whole generation of Americans, as well as people around the world, to information that really isn't taught in schools much anymore. [I am currently (as of the writing of this review) in the twelfth grade. I have never had to learn anything of the Constitution of the United States and very little of the Declaration of Independence in any of my history classes all through school (ever since Kindergarten). And, what I have learned about either have never gone back to the founders besides knowing the names of people like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, etc. In fact the only thing that I ever learned in school about any of these men would be the war successes and failures of Washington, the midnight run of Paul Revere, and... that's about it. But, then we learn so much about how "great" the FDR New Deal Programs and how they "saved" America from the Great Depression. And, we spent a whole two weeks learning about Teddy Roosevelt and how he helped save little native people in Central America and how Woodrow Wilson wanted his League of Nations to pass to promote "security among all great and civilized nations of the world."] I grew tired of accepting that there couldn't possibly be anything bad with any of these things (as the books never point out the negatives of these things). I looked for my own history lessons to show the other side and research my own. This book (in short)(I'm sorry I have ranted on in this review. I guess, it is more of a personal account on how I felt about the book rather than an official review for someone. But, it could serve as a review) could serve as an excellent jumpstart for your knowledge on where our nation began. Afterwards, you can compare where we are now and where we've been to get to the now.

    Thank you,

    NickTP

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2010

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    THIS IS HUGE!!

    This is HUGE! The reader will appreciate where our nation was and how far we have gotten off the original track. This explains so clearly what our foundling fathers wanted for family, for our country and for the world. Principles were violated along the way and it resulted in political blunders we are now suffering through. This book reveals how the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence are timeless documents that should be reread and reconsidered on an ongoing basis. This is a must read for all!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    Great Read

    Wow, what an informative discussion of the roots of American government.
    Should be required reading for all students. Although written thirty years ago, the book is at the forefront of presenting the rational for the political issues of today. It reveals that many of todays political writers and polticians are either misinformed or deliberately misleading the people. Although steeped in history and fact, the book is written in a clear and easy to read style.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Excellent read. Our schools need to have this as a mandatory read!

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