Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 6 images

The Courage to be Free Hardcover – 2000

4.9 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$12.05 $0.01

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
click to open popover
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Saudade Press; First Edition edition (2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970368801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970368805
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,043,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed reading "The Courage To Be Free", by Charlton Heston. Charlton's core beliefs resonate with mine. Liberty is never free. It wasn't free for our founding fathers and the other ordinary hero's of the American Revolution, it wasn't free for the blacks in the South during the Civil War, it wasn't free for the concentration camp victims during WWII (the list is long of those liberty wasn't free for) and it isn't for us either. But it's well worth the fight! Even though I don't own a gun, like Charlton I'm passionate about The Bill of Rights, the second amendment right to gun ownership included, and am willing to to take a stand to ensure that they aren't taken away from us. I love the picture and quote on the back cover of the book. Charlton holding a musket above his head tells an audience of NRA people, "From my cold dead hands!" Only then would he stop his fight against those who are trying to erode the freedom's promised to us in The Bill of Rights.

Even when it wasn't popular for him to do so, I admire that Charlton has been unafraid to stand for his core values. For exmaple, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched on our nation's capital to give his "I Have A Dream" speech, Charlton organized a small group of move stars to join him in the march. This was at a time when minority rights were not important to the Hollywood elite and it brought him criticism. When Charlton died in 2008, we lost a fine actor, and even more importantly, a tireless foot soldier in the fight for liberty. I highly recommend this inspiring book.
Comment 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
A book by an author that liberals love to hate. Mr. Heston speaks plainly about the foundations of our nation and the unchanging ideals which make our country great. He stands firm against any threats to our constitution. A must read for the new generation who may only know the myth and not the man.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved the book when it arrived. I have admired Mr. Heston since I was a little boy and when I opened the book to discover that it had been autographed by the author, I almost fell out of my chair. What an incredible bonus for this Libertarian American. The Second Amendment Rocks and we need to keep the entire Bill of Rights uppermost in the minds of Americans.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Mr. Heston was a LION, in a world of mamby pamby's ! He always stood up for what was right, and OUR Rights ! Even when his industry, Hollywood, shuned him . Mr. Heston was, is, and will always be right up there with the great American Heros that fought to make and keep our country free. ( On a side note, Jim Carry, go back to Canada please. )
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was written a while back, I think 2002. Charlton Heston hits the nail on the head with so many of today's current issues in America; gun control being only one of them. So much more in here, than just our right to bear arms being brought into question. Buy this book & let everyone you love read it!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Prior to purchasing this book, I had seen the NRA-produced DVD collection of Charlton Heston's speeches entitled "A Patriot At The Podium." (Which I also highly recommend.) In addition to a wealth of other simple, yet articulate, common sense commentary, many transcripts from that video can be found in this book.

This book is not simply a pro-2nd Amendment tome. It's a well thought out presentation on how many Americans have come to accept misrepresentations, apathy, various forms of delinquency, abuse of power and factual distortions as commonplace.

Mr. Heston pulls no punches in describing his disdain for elitist powers-that-be who cannot accept debate on their ideas, and who are quick to label those who disagree with them, or worse yet, challenge them - as racist, closed-minded, unenlightened, zealots, or even dangerous. Yet these same people and groups claim to be the compassionate, all-encompassing champions of diversity and tolerance.

Best of all, this book outlines a plan on how each of us can become involved in our communities and increase our awareness of how our elected officials are operating, from our local school board level to monitoring and communicating with our members of congress in Washington, D.C.

It is a plain spoken, eye-opening book that should be required reading for everyone who still believes in liberty, the Bill of Rights, and maintaining the traditions and institutions that made and kept the USA a great country for generations. A perfect graduation gift for every high school or college graduate. I was a new parent when I first got it, and it reinforced my commitment and confirmed my belief that if we want our kids to turn out to be responsible, sensible adults, we have to teach them by example.

Thank you Charlton Heston, for your inspiration and diligent example of what it means to be a true patriot.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse