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Book Description: The United States of America was founded and established by ordinary citizens just like you and me. In their struggle for independence, these heroic men and women willingly shed their blood, sweat, and tears -- often sacrificing their own lives and fortunes in order to hand down the precious legacy of freedom we all enjoy today. Now is the time for a new generation of American patriots to rise up and join in the fight. Now is the time for every American to return to the virtues, values, and ideals that formed our foundation of freedom, and enable America to remain a great nation, a powerful democracy, and a beacon of hope for the world. "American Patriots" highlights the heroic men and women who valiantly fought to secure our God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- not only for themselves and their children, but for countless future generations. Their stories are a true reminder of the extraordinary faith, courage, and determination that set this country on the path to greatness centuries ago, and an inspiration for future generations of great American patriots.
I was really excited to get my hands on this book when it came out. Being a fan of History and an admirer of Rick Santorum, this seemed like a perfect book for me.
This book is a wonderful little gem for patriots and history buffs alike. Rick Santorum takes us through the rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness) by sharing the stories of the forgotten heroes of early America.
I really enjoyed reading about people I had never heard about. Each and every story was inspiring, many were thought provoking, and some will stay with me for a long, long time. In our modern culture of people who think getting stuck behind a red light is a hardship, it is nice to read about men and women who were willing to give so much so that I could live in a free country today.
One of my favorite stories was the story of Phillis Wheatley. She was a slave during the Revolution who wrote poetry. Her master and mistress saw at a young age she was very smart. They made sure she was educated and helped her publish a book of poetry. They also helped her to send a poem to George Washington, which he sent a personal thank you note to Phillis for. It is amazing to me that people like Phillis aren’t celebrated more in the African American community. Even though she was a slave, she didn’t let that stop her from doing great things.
If you want to be inspired by the heroes and heroines of the past, want a quick read, or are looking for a refreshing view on history, I recommend American Patriots.
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I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.