- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute; 1 edition (June 15, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1610171365
- ISBN-13: 978-1610171366
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
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Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Shaped America, from Jefferson to Reagan Hardcover – June 15, 2015
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“A valuable contribution to today’s American political discourse. Titled Conservative Heroes, Tucker’s fast-paced narrative . . . tells the important story of the role liberty-minded thinkers and politicians have played at critical points in the nation’s history.” —Carolina Journal
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About the Author
Amity Shlaes is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: Coolidge,The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, The Forgotten Man (Graphic Edition), andThe Greedy Hand: Why Taxes Drive Americans Crazy.
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Tucker reminds us through these heroes of the difference one person can make in our nation. That taking a stand for the foundational principles America was established upon is never wrong. That it requires conviction and thick skin to take this stand.
The book is an easy read, not long and drawn out. Each chapter not only explains the principles each hero stood for but why they believed what they did and acted accordingly to those convictions. He does not hide or mask the changes that took place in Jefferson, Madison or Calhoun once the conservative ideal conflicted with the power or premise they firmly held...be it the Louisiana Purchase, wast with Great Britian or slavery.
Recommend this book for those seeking to find conservative heroes, regardless of Party. The truth is that Tucker paints a picture of conviction and commitment in each person, regardless of their Party affiliation. These heroes placed country above party, freedom and liberty above power and perks.
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