Really enjoyed the book. The book covers many of the distant and not so distant "conservatives" of American history. This book is not an exhaustive biography of these individuals but does serve to whet your appetite to further research these interesting individuals. Obviously the term "conservative" will not pass the smell test for the Hannity / O'Reilly enthusiasts, but it does remain true to its original meaning. The interesting thing about some or most of the individuals is that the "left" thought they were right-wingers and the "right" thought they were liberals (what ever the terms for the present day understanding for the respective times). Some of the individuals covered in the book would not have made it on my radar for "must reads". I will try to find some good books on Calhoun, John Taylor of Caroline, Cleveland, Sam Irvin, and H.L. Menken.
I must admit, I am not too familiar with the co-author Clyde Wilson, but
have subsequently researched a bit and have heard Mr. McClanahan tell
the story of how they met and eventually collaborated.
Mr. McClanahan is a great author. I read his previous book "Founding
Father's Guide to the Constitution" and it was equally informative and
much more. I am also a member of LibertClassroom dot com where he has
lectures as well.
I recommend this book to any liberty warrior that is interested in the real heroes of liberty throughout our history.
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing (April 16, 2012)