9781595230799

Seven Events That Made America America : And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along

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  • ISBN13:

    9781595230799

  • ISBN10:

    1595230793

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-22
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
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Summary

Every Schoolchild is taught the great turning points in American history, such as Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11. But other equally significant events have altered our destiny without being understood-or even widely noticed.

Author Biography

Larry Schweikart is the co-author of A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to the War on Terror, and is a professor of history at the University of Dayton. He has written more than 20 books on national defense, business, and financial history.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. VII
Introductionp. 1
Martin Van Buren Has a Nightmare and Big Government is Born...in the 1820s!p. 5
The Dred Scott Decision Wrecks an Economy and Hastens a Warp. 34
Johnstown Fights a Flood and Demonstrates the Power of Private Compassionp. 61
Ike has a Heart Attack, Triggering Dietary Nannyismp. 95
A Steel Guitar Rocks the Iron Curtainp. 117
Ronald Reagen Tries to Keep the Peace...and Makes His Biggest Mistakep. 151
Barry Makes a Speech...and the Media Gets Chills Up its Legp. 188
Conclusionp. 212
Acknowledgmentsp. 217
Notesp. 219
Indexp. 249
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