CC OPINION: Over the past decade, A Patriot’s History of the United States has become the definitive conservative history of the USA, countering the biases of historians and other intellectuals who downplay the greatness of America’s patriots. Professors Schweikart and Allen have now revised, updated, and expanded their book, which covers America’s long history with an appreciation for the values that made this nation uniquely successful. This engaging book is a worthwhile read even for Brits to help us better understand the people, history, and goals we share with our cousins across the Atlantic. 

Revised and updated, this 15th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller salutes America's true and proud history.

Fifteen years ago, Professors Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen set out to correct the doctrinaire biases that had distorted the way America's past is taught - and they succeeded. A Patriot's History of the United States is the definitive objective history of our country, presented honestly and fairly.

Schweikart and Allen don't ignore America's mistakes through the years. Instead, they put them back in the proper perspective, celebrating the strengths of the men and women who cleared the wilderness, abolished slavery, and rid the world of fascism and communism.

Now in this revised fifteenth-anniversary edition, a new generation of readers will learn the truth about America's discovery, founding, and advancement, from Columbus's voyage to Trump's promise to "Make America Great Again.


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Larry Schweikart is a retired professor of history at the University of Dayton. He has written more than twenty books on banking and financial history, business history, and national defense, including The Entrepreneurial Adventure, America's Victories, 48 Liberal Lies About American History, Seven Events That Made America America, and, with Dave Dougherty, A Patriot's History of the Modern World. In 2017 he published How Trump Won with Joel Pollak, and in 2019 his biography of Ronald Reagan, Reagan: The American President, appeared. He lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife, Dee, and has one grown son, Adam.

Michael Allen was born and raised in Ellensburg, Washington, and served as a Marine Corps artilleryman in Vietnam. He is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Washington, Tacoma, and is the author of the prize-winning Western Rivermen, 1763-1861 and Rodeo Cowboys in the North American Imagination, as well as several other books on American history and the American West. He lives in Ellensburg, and has three grown children, Jim, Davy, and Caroline.

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