The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers
by Brion McClanahan
Many Americans view the men who fought the American Revolution as a homogeneous group. Even the name given to them, the Founding Fathers, groups them into a single entity. But in this book, historian Brion McClanahan sheds light on the real founders, detailing both their differences and similarities. McClanahan ties short biographies of the key figures of the Revolution to a larger point – that the real spirit of 1776 is one of limited government and political decentralization.
Praise for The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers
“Brion McClanahan’s bang-up new book gives us the Founding Fathers as they really were, providing what intelligent readers of history want: the plain truth. In short, the men who made the USA deserve our admiration, and McClanahan’s fascinating account shows just why.” – Kevin Gutzman, author of James Madison and the Making of America
“Brion McClanahan does far more than merely rehabilitate the Founders. In his devastating and relentless presentation, he reminds us, on one issue after another, how utterly opposed they were to what has since become fashionable opinion. Here’s the stuff our competent historians know but would rather you didn’t.” – Tom Woods, author of 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask
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