''Brion McClanahan identifies some of the long forgotten American heroes who helped shape the greatest quality of life the world has ever known.'' --Ted Nugent, rock 'n' roll legend and New York Times
''You have to read a book that explains why well known men like Robert E. Lee and little known women like Augusta Jane Evans are American heroes, and why PC favorites like the Kennedys and Margaret Sanger should never have been given the title in the first place.'' --Clint Johnson, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide&™ to the South
''Brion McClanahan's Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes
answers a crying need . . . These real American hero stories are an entertaining read-and a valuable education in American ingenuity, self-reliance, and self-government.'' --Marybeth Hicks, author of Don t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left s Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom
''Forgetting the builders of our nation will lead to the collapse of our nation. Brion McClanahan's Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes
can help us avoid collapse and extend American civilization to future generations.'' --Leo Thorsness, colonel USAF (Ret.), Medal of Honor recipient, POW in Vietnam
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Rediscover the REAL American heroes
UNTIL RECENTLY every American knew about Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. American kids remembered how Andrew Jackson chased the British at the Battle of New Orleans, they could tell you when John Paul Jones said I have not yet begun to fight,” and they knew why Stephen Decatur had gallantly burned the Philadelphia. Schoolchildren learned about John Smith and Pocahontas, and they understood what made George Washington the father of our country. They celebrated the exploits of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson alongside those of Union generals. They remembered how ex-slave Booker T. Washington lifted himself to hard-won success, and they knew about the American inventors and titans of industry whose genius and perseverance had raised living standards for millions of people around the world.
Americans have always been liberty-loving, hardworking, proud, and, yes, heroic people. But today we’re cut off from our illustrious past. Now it’s Hollywood actors, professional athletes, pop artists, reality TV stars, and a sprinkling of good-looking liberal politicians who seem to soak up all the public’s admiration. In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to REAL American Heroes, history professor Brion McClanahan brings back the genuine article the red-blooded, high-spirited, can-do frontiersmen, sailors, soldiers, founders, inventors, aviators, captains of industry, and underdogs whose achievements all Americans should celebrate.