Mr. Halbrook has an excellent writing style and does excellent research.
You say, "The author of the book, Stephen P. Halbrook, is an NRA attorney. That being the case, the content of the book is quite predictable."
This book is essential reading for everyone who wishes to defend the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms.
This is an interesting, accessible, and well written overview of U.S. constitutional history and court rulings regarding the Second Amendment. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Avid Reader
Excellent background reference. Give you sound reasons for being able to implement the 2nd amendment on a personal basis. Read morePublished 16 months ago by William J. Price
This book is hard to read - it goes back to Greek and Roman times and finds examples both pro and con for arming the citizenry - depending on the powers at the time. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Biotexts2
I actually read this book more than 15 years ago. I've read many more books on gun rights since that time. Read morePublished on August 14, 2010 by Average Joe
This volume by Stephen Halbrook was a key sourcebook for my research when I wrote a published law journal note titled "Taking a Second Look at the Second Amendment" during my time... Read morePublished on June 16, 2009 by No one of consequence
"That Every Man be Armed" is an excellent reference book for anyone interested in defending the right to keep and bear arms (be they firearms, edged weapons, or any other means of... Read morePublished on February 11, 2009 by D. Winkelman
Even if you don't really care about your own safety you might want to consider getting a firearm to protect your children or other loved ones. Read morePublished on October 11, 2008 by JohnnyCaps
Factual unemotional rationale for the God given natural right (whether civil government exists or not)and corresponding responsibility to defend one's right to life and safety,... Read morePublished on August 4, 2008 by Richard B. Willson
This book should be required reading for anyone going into law or government. Halbrook thoroughly traces the history of the right of self defense and arms from antiquity to our own... Read morePublished on December 6, 2007 by W. S. Gibson