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''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 bestselling author

''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 --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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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.
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Product Details

  • Series: Politically Incorrect Guides
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing; 1 edition (November 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596983205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596983205
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brion McClanahan holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of South Carolina. Born in Virginia, he attended high school in Delaware and received a B.A. in history from Salisbury University in Maryland. He lives with his wife and children near Phenix City, Alabama, just across the river from Columbus, Georgia.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Efrem Sepulveda on July 6, 2013
Format: Paperback
Brion McClanahan's book on American figures in our country's history runs at 242 pages with a short end note section and index with the bibliography spread out through the book via the "a book you are not supposed to read" captions. In this day and age of cheap heroes, McClanahan takes us back to the times when men and women expressed extraordinary qualities of hard work, stern leadership and sacrifice that set them out from the crowd. Explorers, sailors, frontiersmen, inventors (I love Westinghouse), aviators and the like are introduced to us in summary fashion to tell us why we should look up to them. The author presents examples for us NOT to look up to toward the end of the book. Progressives, authoritarians and general frauds are mentioned with the most prominent ones being Franklin Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger and Woodrow Wilson.

The book was an easy read and I look forward to reading the in-depth books suggested by the author. I do have some disappointments with the book. General Custer was definitely a man that bucked the system and accomplished much during his day despite genuine hardship. However, his conduct at Washita Battlefield in Oklahoma Territory was a sorry spectacle in that he charged his men into a camp and killed the peaceful Cheyenne chief Black Kettle in the process. Winfield Scott was indeed a brilliant general, but, unlike Custer, his actions were wrong not because of anything he did, but because of our aggression into Mexico.

The book makes for good reading and many of the men and women mentioned in this book are well-worth admiring. However, one must keep in mind that men have feet of clay and will let us down no matter how brilliant they are or were. Four stars.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on January 20, 2014
Format: Paperback
This book will help you raise well-rounded Americans, because it will make it easier for your family to re-establish Brion McClanahan's choices as regular household names.

It is very, very difficult to find good children's biographies of these people, but that is slowly changing. So this book lays a foundation to get your family talking: what is admirable about this person? All people are deeply flawed; what were this person's flaws? What other historical leaders shared similar traits and flaws? How can we develop this character trait in our family? It's worth reading these essays (each around 7 pages) out loud as a family.

Part II should be lopped off the book: if you are already reading this book, presumably you are aware that progressive idols deserve critical scrutiny.

As a parent, here are some child-friendly biographies that your family may enjoy. I am only listing books I have found valuable as a parent; there are many books available. Your mileage may vary.

+ Captain John Smith: "John Smith Escapes Again!" by Rosalyn Schanzer John Smith Escapes Again!
+ Daniel Boone: "Daniel Boone: Young Hunter and Tracker" by Augusta Stevenson Daniel Boone: Young Hunter and Tracker (Childhood of Famous Americans)
+ George Washington: "Liberty or Death" by Giulio and Betsy Maestro
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Carl Jones on November 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
Today, the term "hero" is one of the most misused words in the American vocabulary. Many people that the modern generations refer to as "heroes" are people whose lives more clearly reflect the qualities that past generations would have thought buffoonish. Celebrities, athletes, politicians, even in the rare occurrence where they encompass "admirable" characteristics in their lives, simply do not meet the criteria of REAL "hero" when compared to a George Patton, Daniel Boone or Buzz Aldrin. Reggie White, for example, is an athlete who led an admirable life as an athlete and as a person. But did his contributions to the direction of the country measure up to the title of "hero" on a grand scale? Hardly. As well, it is often not even the good men like Reggie White who dominate discussion among sports stars, celebrities or other areas of public life. Generally, it is the stars who possess much lower character, and exhibit far less personal responsibility in their personal lives.

Brion McClanahan's new book "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes" makes a grand step towards putting the term "hero" back into its proper context and definition. With short bios on people like Daniel Boone, John Paul Jones, George Washington and Robert E. Lee, those who read this will, often for the first time, get a taste of what REAL heroism encompasses. America needs knowledge of these people, and the example that they provide more today than perhaps at any other time in our history. A wonderful book, by a thoroughly capable author and a historian of the highest order.
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