A Patriot's History of the Modern World, Vol. I: From America's Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945

A Patriot's History of the Modern World, Vol. I: From America's Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb: 1898-1945

by Larry Schweikart, Dave Dougherty


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ISBN-13: 9781595230898
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 355,457
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

LARRY SCHWEIKART is the coauthor of A Patriot’s History of the United States, which became a number one New York Times bestseller and won the acclaim of major conservative figures such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. He is also the author of Seven Events That Made America America, 48 Liberal Lies About American History, and many other books about defense, business, and financial history. He is a profes­sor of history at the University of Dayton.

DAVE DOUGHERTY is a self-employed businessman who has collaborated with prominent historians on their books, most recently on Schweikart and Michael Allen’s The Patriot’s History Reader

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 American Emergence Amid European Self-Absorption 13

Chapter 2 Cataclysm 74

Chapter 3 Seeking Perfection in the Postwar World 151

Chapter 4 The Totalitarian Moment 238

Chapter 5 The Hounds Unleashed 309

Chapter 6 Canopy of Freedom 352

Acknowledgments 425

Notes 428

Index 477

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“As Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen proved in A Patriot’s History of the United States, history is even more fascinating when authors have no ideological axe to grind. With this wonderful, provocative, challenging page-fanning ride through the modern world, Schweikart and co-author Dave Dougherty have done it again, informing us, entertaining us, and deliciously standing political correctness on its head—where it ought to be.”
— David Limbaugh

"Schweikart and Dougherty examine nearly 50 years of growing American political and military mastery from the Spanish-American War to WWII. Choosing a theme of Yankee exceptionalism (with four pillars: common law, Protestantism, free market capitalism, and private property), the authors (Schweikart is a professor of history at the University of Dayton and coauthored The Patriot’s History Reader with Dougherty) make a convincing case for the series of trial-and-error achievements from Woodrow Wilson’s League of Nations through Prohibition to the ultimate victory over Japan with the atomic bomb: “America’s ascent to world power demonstrated that so long as the essence of American exceptionalism remained at the core of all efforts foreign and domestic, the likelihood of success was nearly guaranteed.” There is a conservative slant on some issues, such as the criticism of FDR’s New Deal, but the sections on Margaret Sanger’s embrace of eugenics (less well known than her birth control advocacy) and the rise of the fascists in Europe are noteworthy in their detail. Sweeping in scope and, as the title indicates, unapologetically patriotic, this book honors the American way at home and abroad with its firm emphasis on “human dignity and prosperity.”
Publishers Weekly

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