A well-written, meticulously researched book.
If there's one book of American history that I urge everyone to read this year, Susan Jacoby's "Freethinkers: a History of American Secularism" is that book.
Unfortunately, the people who need to read Freethinkers are just the people who will run screaming in fear from it while clasping the Bible to their bosoms.
A marvelous history of an all too brief era in American thought. The great and good iconoclasts like Bob Ingersoll and H.L. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Tyler
This is a scholarly work, and the author's involved sentence structure/writing style often required this reader to read a sentence or paragraph twice before fully comprehending. Read morePublished 3 months ago by jmfthird
This is a magnificent work that clarifies and emboldens secular humanists to stand their ground. A must read for everyone who cares for human civilization.Published 3 months ago by Allan Espinosa
Thoroughly engaging! Still amazingly relevant - more in fact now today. A prized hardcopy on my shelf! Can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this terrific read.Published 4 months ago by rob0bOy
Susan Jacoby is to be commended for putting together this wonderful book which provides a good historical foundation and understanding of how American secularism has influenced... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Obi
I learned a lot from this book. We hear so much propaganda and disinformation these days regarding the founding of the United States. Read morePublished 10 months ago by GDH
Well written, informative. I learned much about what our founding fathers had in mind when drafting the document that would define a new nation. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Daniel Theriault
The most important book I have read in decades. Inspiring, terrifying, determination-building. I often begin to lose interest in the second half of a (nonfiction) book because the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by David E. Brinner
Typical of Jacoby, this book has a tremendous amount of scholarship behind it. She has researched her subject(s) exhaustively. Read morePublished 13 months ago by iliketoread