By: Gerald Loeffers
Hope you had a great Christmas and your New Year is a good one.
Today, I wanted to get away from political subjects and do another personal profile. As you know, I have been reading history for three years now and I’m going to start my fourth year as well. I have been reading both the classic histories and some newly revealed histories. I discovered my favorite new guy on Glenn Beck’s show. He was a university history professor named Larry Schweikart, who was promoting A PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. This man came to us with no political agenda… only pure history. So, I got the book in December of 2009 and nothing has been the same since.
A PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF LARRY SCHWEIKART
Mr. SCHWEIKART showed up one day on the GLENN BECK show talking about history. This guy wasn’t boring or boorish. He’s a professor of history at the University of Dayton. I found him to be very outgoing and a very engaging teacher, which at the university level is rare. I was, to say the least, not an engaged student in high school on any subject. But Professor SCHWEIKART was and is different. He promotes critical thinking of history and not taking it at face value. He promotes questioning it often. Point number two: Mr. SCHWEIKART also admits in all of his history books that there is a clear fight between good and evil, or progressive and conservative elements in America throughout the world’s time span. He covers all aspects of history… the good, the bad and the ugly, with honest analysis and a breakdown of the events unfolding. This history teacher has a funny little history himself. Back in the 1960s, he was a drummer for a band called Vanilla Fudge.
LET’S BOOK-LOOK, SHALL WE?
It started with A PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, which not only covered America during colonial times, but America’s active 500 year history. It took me nearly 30 days to read this large book and I have used it as a reference book on several occasions. AMERICA’S VICTORIES was next for me. It outlined the importance of all of America’s military victories and how throughout history, they have benefited people all over the world by defeating dictators, freeing enslaved populations and even averting disaster. WHAT WOULD THE FOUNDERS SAY? That’s a great question and this is an awesome book that answers it. It’s a straight analysis of today’s political era and what the founding fathers would say or write about it. But wait… they already had all the answers to America’s political problems past and future. It’s just that no one was paying attention. Do you trust your children are getting an honest history course from current public school teachers? Hell no! That’s where 48 LIBERAL LIES ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY kicks in and fills you in on the liberal history gap that’s designed to indoctrinate all school children into hating a more traditional America. Mr. SCHWEIKART’s next book is about key pivot points in America’s history. In fact, it’s about seven of them – SEVEN EVENTS THAT MADE AMERICA, AMERICA. It’s an amazing book about America’s historical direction and what played key roles in that direction. If you’re looking for key note speeches or key court writings throughout American history, but have found there is no fast reference book for this, now there is. THE PATRIOT’S HISTORY READER is a great reference book containing presidential speeches, key historical opinion pieces and supreme court writings. This book even has one of Obama’s early first term speeches. How special is that? Professor SCHWEIKART’s next epic project is already printed in a volume one book and will be a two volume book set: A PATRIOT’S HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD. So, now he will be taking on a no agenda world history project… whew! I am half way through volume one right now and I am enjoying it very much.
So, if you need a historical reference for you and your school aged children, any books or writings of professor LARRY SCHWEIKART will enlighten you with the proper roll of history in America and around the world, without an agenda or indoctrination to worry about or to fight over. Thank you and happy New Year to all of my NoisyRoom friends and readers!