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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroesby Brion Mcclanahan
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Praise for The Politically Incorrect Guide(TM) to REAL American Heroes
Forgetting the builders of our nation will lead to the collapse of our nation. Brion McClanahans Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes can help us avoid collapse and extend American civilization to future generations.”
&mdashl;Leo Thorsness, colonel USAF (retired), Medal of Honor recipient, POW in Vietnam for six years
Ronald Reagan reminded us in his first inaugural address, Those who say that were in a time when there are no heroes—they just dont know where to look. Now they can look here! The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes helps us distinguish true heroes from mere celebrities. As Calvin Coolidge said, Great men are ambassadors of Providence sent to reveal to their fellow men their unknown selves. This book is an overdue reminder of this timeless truth.”
—Steven F. Hayward, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Presidents and The Age of Reagan
Unless one is intoxicated by the scourge of political correctness, there can be no argument as to who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. Self-evident truth remains common and sensible to those of us honest enough to genuinely scrutinize and study history, thereby identifying when good things happen and when bad things happen and just who the perpetrators are. Brion McClanahan identifies some of the long forgotten American heroes who helped shape the greatest quality of life the world has ever known in his book The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes. Enormous upgrade will occur if this book is made an integral part of the education process for Americas youth so we never forget who the real heroes were and how to keep the dream alive.”
—Ted Nugent, rock n roll legend, outdoorsman, and author of God, Guns, and Rock N Roll; Kill It and Grill It; and Ted, White, and Blue
Rediscover the REAL American heroes
UNTIL RECENTLY every American knew about Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. American kids remembered how Andrew Jackson chased the British at the Battle of New Orleans, they could tell you when John Paul Jones said I have not yet begun to fight,” and they knew why Stephen Decatur had gallantly burned the Philadelphia. Schoolchildren learned about John Smith and Pocahontas, and they understood what made George Washington the father of our country. They celebrated the exploits of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson alongside those of Union generals. They remembered how ex-slave Booker T. Washington lifted himself to hard-won success, and they knew about the American inventors and titans of industry whose genius and perseverance had raised living standards for millions of people around the world.
Americans have always been liberty-loving, hardworking, proud, and, yes, heroic people. But today were cut off from our illustrious past. Now its Hollywood actors, professional athletes, pop artists, reality TV stars, and a sprinkling of good-looking liberal politicians who seem to soak up all the publics admiration. In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to REAL American Heroes, history professor Brion McClanahan brings back the genuine article— the red-blooded, high-spirited, can-do frontiersmen, sailors, soldiers, founders, inventors, aviators, captains of industry, and underdogs whose achievements all Americans should celebrate.
As presidential candidates sling dirt at each other, America desperately needs a few real heroes. Tragically, liberal historians and educators have virtually erased traditional American heroes from history. According to the Left, the Founding Fathers were not noble architects of America, but selfish demagogues. And self–made entrepreneurs like Rockefeller were robber–barons and corporate polluters. Instead of honoring great men from Americas past, kids today now idolize rock stars, pro athletes and Hollywood celebrities.
In his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes, author Brion McClanahan rescues the legendary deeds of the greatest Americans and shows why we ought to venerate heroes like Captain John Smith, adventurer Daniel Boone, General Robert E. Lee and many more. The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Real American Heroes not only resuscitates Americas forgotten heroes, but sheds light on the Lefts most cherished figures, including Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Kennedys.
With biting wit and devastating detail, McClanahan strikes back against the multicultural narrative peddled by liberal historians who make heroes out of pop culture icons and corrupt politicians. In Americas hour of peril, McClanahans book is a timely and entertaining call to remember the heritage of this great nation and the heroes who built it.
About the Author
Brion McClanahan is author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Founding Fathers, The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution, and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of South Carolina. Born in Virginia, he received a B.A. in history from Salisbury University in Maryland. He lives with his wife and children near Phenix City, Alabama, just across the river from Columbus, Georgia.
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