Item description for Give Me Liberty: The Uncompromising Statesmanship of Patrick Henry (Leaders in Action Series) by David J. Vaughan...
Overview "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" These compelling words embodied at the patriotic spirit of Patrick Henry-a brilliant orator whose love of liberty, won at any cost, fueld the fire of the American Revolution. Patrick Henry was a hero. In this incredible look at his leadership in action, we see why Henry's love of liberty gave him the courage to stand in the face of tyranny and prevail.
Publishers Description Historians speak of the shot heard 'round the world, but the American Revolution might better be described in terms of the speech heard 'round the world. For more than two hundred years, the impassioned speech of Patrick Henry - I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death - has resounded in the hearts and minds of freedom-loving people everywhere. Henry's life embodied the spirit of American courage and patriotism. Give Me Liberty goes beyond the oratory and eloquence to portray this remarkable man, his family, his ideas, and his times.
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Studio: Cumberland House Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Cumberland House Publishing
Series Leaders In Action
ISBN 1581823231 ISBN13 9781581823233
Availability 0 units.
More About David J. Vaughan
David J. Vaughan has an academic affiliation as follows - The Univ. of Manchester, UK University of Manchester The Univ. of Manc.
Reviews - What do customers think about Give Me Liberty: The Uncompromising Statesmanship of Patrick Henry (Leaders in Action Series)?
A little redundant, but nice Mar 17, 2008
Overall I really enjoyed this book, and it held some new information on Patrick Henry of which I, a professed afficionado of the man, was not aware. It is written in simple, understandable language, but it ended up becoming a little redundant as it progressed, repeating some things from chapter to chapter as if the author thought that a person would be jumping around to read only segments of interest, rather than reading through from start to finish. But I would still recommend it to anyone who asked.
Thank you! Feb 6, 2007
Thank you, Mr. Vaughan, for pointing out what many if not all public schools leave out of history... the fact that it was founded on Biblical principles by Christian men. I'm not saying that all the founding fathers were Bible believing or lived a moral live but that fact that Patrick Henry was such a HUGE part of it and he WAS a Christian and moral person was impactful to our nations birth.
My daughter enjoyed the humorous bits throughout the book and I enjoyed the fresh look at history.
The Cheering Section Jul 5, 2003
In his biography of Partick Henry, Vaughan complains that previous biographers were unfair to the legendary statesman. Thus, he moves to correct this historical error by bringing forth a laundry list of glowing facts about Henry. While Vaughan does have a point about previous renderings of Henry's life, he does little to paint a more accurate picture of the orator. Rather, he glosses over Henry flaws, and presents us with a candy-coated version of the man. And Henry was a man--a good man, but a man nonetheless. Unfortunately, this biography fails to recognize that.
A Delightful Read Feb 7, 2003
What a delightful read this book has been. The author displays a clear and deep admiration for his subject, but I find no fault in that. The book reads very easily without a lot of stilted verbiage, making it a wonderful introduction of the great orator to the student. There is not a lot of detailed analysis here, but I don't believe that was the authors' intention. This work is meant to be an outline and introduction Henry, the Trumpet of the Revolution.
The work is actually presented as three separate volumes in one binding. Part 1 takes the reader from birth to death, touching on the momentous occasions, as well as a good bit of reference to the details of life which shaped the life of Henry. Part 2 gives Henry's views of some of life's virtues, such as Christianity, patriotism and duty and gives an insightful look at the character of this great American. Part 3 concludes with how Henry has been remembered by history, and how he should be remembered.
Overall, a delightful read which I highly recommend to students or anyone wishing to gain a basic insight to a great American patriot.
A "MUST READ" FOR LOVERS OF LIBERTY Apr 27, 2002
It was wonderful to see Patrick Henry's Christian values and belief on the LORD JESUS CHRIST openly written about. I enjoyed it completely and would recommend it to any who enjoy studying the Revolutionary War. BUY IT!