A PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen (unabridged) is presented by Blackstone Audio and comes with what is perhaps the best audiobook app available (see FEATURES, below).
A New York Times Best-Seller
For the past three decades, history books have been biased toward the negative. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s overwhelmingly positive contributions to civilization.
NOTICE: This app includes the exact same 5-star recording offered elsewhere at much higher prices. It was professionally recorded by Blackstone Audio’s Earphones® Award-winning narrator, Patrick Lawlor. You are not buying yet another amateur or volunteer narration. No clicks, background noises, throat clearing, mispronunciations, tinny voices or monotones will be found here.
“A welcome, refreshing, and solid contribution to relearning what we have forgotten and remembering why this nation is good, and worth defending.”—National Review
•EXPERIENCE. About 50 hours of narration. Created as a Folium enhancedAudio™ edition, this book includes extra functions and features not found on lesser players.
•PLAYER CONTROLS. Includes listen (play), pause, multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, one-touch chapter- and bookmark browser. There is also a “scrub” bar that finds any point inside the chapter with just a tap.
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•CHAPTER TIMINGS. Always know how much time it will take to finish a chapter. Plus, the progress bar at the top of the screen shows how far into the book you’ve come.
•OFFLINE LISTENING. You are airplane-ready! Once downloaded, listen uninterrupted without threat from a lost network connection. Downloads are usually just 5-10 minutes, but depend upon your network speed.
•AUTO-BOOKMARKING. The player remembers where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the book again.
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RATING: Suitable for adults interested in American history.
Since the liberal revolution of the 1960s 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 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.
Truthful telling go the story of the USA without the politically rebelling of what generations knew about real History. The kind I learned in the Chicago Public Schools in the late Fifties and Early Sixties before the leftist's took control of education. Should be required reading for Journalists who rather do propaganda with the leftist agenda rather than talk about good old fashion US Patriotism! The Melting Pot, not celebrations of diversity with suppression of Christianity, is the real hope for our future?
The history is refreshing in delivery and I would have given it a 5 of 5 if it continued to play in the background. So I could listen without having to watch for the black out screen.
It is refreshing to go through a history that feels like a genuine attempt to be balanced in point of view, and yet unabashed in language when explaining a conservative perspective on a matter of history. Not artful in writing which makes it dry at parts. Overall one of the better intros to American history I've read, or should I say heard.