Author: Brion McClanahan, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 352, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9781621574910

Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. Which nine? Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers and The Founding Fathers' Guide to the Constitution, will surprise readers with his list, which he supports with exhaustive and entertaining evidence. 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America is a new look back at American history that unabashedly places blame for our nation's current problems on the backs of nine very flawed men.

Author: Brion McClanahan, Genre: History, Total Page: 272, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9781621570721

Are liberals right when they cite the “elastic” clauses of the Constitution to justify big government? Or are conservatives right when they cite the Constitution’s explicit limits on federal power? The answer lies in a more basic question: How did the founding generation intend for us to interpret and apply the Constitution? Professor Brion McClanahan, popular author of The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Founding Fathers, finds the answers by going directly to the source—to the Founding Fathers themselves, who debated all the relevant issues in their state constitutional conventions. In The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution, you’ll discover: How the Constitution was designed to protect rather than undermine the rights of States Why Congress, not the executive branch, was meant to be the dominant branch of government—and why the Founders would have argued for impeaching many modern presidents for violating the Constitution Why an expansive central government was the Founders’ biggest fear, and how the Constitution—and the Bill of Rights—was designed to guard against it Why the founding generation would regard most of the current federal budget—including “stimulus packages”—as unconstitutional Why the Founding Fathers would oppose attempts to “reform” the Electoral College Why the Founding Fathers would be horrified at the enormous authority of the Supreme Court, and why the Founders intended Congress, not the Court, to interpret federal law Authoritative, fascinating, and timely, The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution is the definitive layman’s guide to America’s most important—and often willfully misunderstood—historical document

Author: Brion McClanahan, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 256, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9781621576549

He is the star of a hit Broadway musical, the face on the ten dollar bill, and a central figure among the founding fathers. But do you really know Alexander Hamilton? Rather than lionize Hamilton, Americans should carefully consider his most significant and ultimately detrimental contribution to modern society: the shredding of the United States Constitution. Connecting the dots between Hamilton’s invention of implied powers in 1791 to transgender bathrooms and same-sex marriage two centuries later, Brion McClanahan shows the origins of our modern federal leviathan.

Author: Brion McClanahan, Genre: History, Total Page: 354, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9781596985933

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Author: Brion McClanahan, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 204, Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., ISBN: 145561579X

An education on conservatism. This series of essays defines the American idea of conservatism as adapted from European society. In tracing its evolution from the country's beginnings, conservatism is defined as sound money, light taxes, low debt, states' rights, and decentralization. Chapters examine men like Grover Cleveland, the last conservative president; John Taylor, the best political thinker of the Jeffersonian tradition; and Sam Ervin, the last constitutionalist. Through the words and actions of men, readers will find an understanding of American conservatism from the founding generation to the present.

Author: Larry Schweikart, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 336, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9781621575313

A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country!

Author: Kevin Gutzman, Genre: History, Total Page: 258, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9781596986183

The Constitution of the United States created a representative republic marked by federalism and the separation of powers. Yet numerous federal judges--led by the Supreme Court--have used the Constitution as a blank check to substitute their own views on hot-button issues such as abortion, capital punishment, and samesex marriage for perfectly constitutional laws enacted by We the People through our elected representatives. Now, The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to the Constitution shows that there is very little relationship between the Constitution as ratified by the thirteen original states more than two centuries ago and the "constitutional law" imposed upon us since then. Instead of the system of state-level decision makers and elected officials the Constitution was intended to create, judges have given us a highly centralized system in which bureaucrats and appointed--not elected--officials make most of the important policies.

Author: Brion McClanahan, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 272, Publisher: Regnery Publishing, ISBN: 9781596983205

Profiles heroic figures from the beginning of the United States' history to the present whose contributions to society the author asserts have been overshadowed by the actions of those the liberal media holds in high esteem.

Author: Bruce Myers Gilbert, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 332, Publisher: Liberty Hill Publishing, ISBN: 1631291505

As the title of my book indicates, this is a work that ranks America's Best Presidents. Prior to determining the rankings, I read 98 books about Presidents, Generals, Cabinet Officers, and general histories dealing with America. Over 44,600 pages were read--an average of 455 pages per book! After conducting additional research, the top 22 Presidents were determined, and the chapters were written from first to 22nd. In the book's preface the reader will find the criteria that were used to establish the rankings, as well as a statement of my objectivity in determining the rankings. In each chapter, the reader will find the individual President's many accomplishments, occasional mistakes in judgment, character flaws (if any), and scandals (if any). The reader will also discover personal information about the individual Presidents: their parents, the nature of their families: wealthy, poor, recent immigrants, etc. Also included is information regarding the accomplishments of the Presidents before, or in some cases after, their years as Commander in Chief. Lastly, the book contains four different, but intriguing, appendices. The most surprising of these is the fourth appendix--which deals with the lack of correlation between the Presidents' successes in college compared to their successes as President. Bruce Myers Gilbert graduated from the UCLA School of Law, as well as the University of California @ Irvine, where he majored in History. He also earned a Secondary Teaching Credential in History at U.C.I. Choosing the Law as his career, he spent 34 years practicing in California; first as a criminal defense attorney, followed by 32 years as a criminal prosecutor--mostly as a Deputy D.A. He also spent 17 years covering sports for the Mariposa Gazette newspaper. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 46 years, and live in Mariposa County, near Yosemite National Park.

Author: Jeremi Suri, Genre: History, Total Page: 368, Publisher: Basic Books, ISBN: 9780465093908

A bold new history of the American presidency, arguing that the successful presidents of the past created unrealistic expectations for every president since JFK, with enormously problematic implications for American politics In The Impossible Presidency, celebrated historian Jeremi Suri charts the rise and fall of the American presidency, from the limited role envisaged by the Founding Fathers to its current status as the most powerful job in the world. He argues that the presidency is a victim of its own success-the vastness of the job makes it almost impossible to fulfill the expectations placed upon it. As managers of the world's largest economy and military, contemporary presidents must react to a truly globalized world in a twenty-four-hour news cycle. There is little room left for bold vision. Suri traces America's disenchantment with our recent presidents to the inevitable mismatch between presidential promises and the structural limitations of the office. A masterful reassessment of presidential history, this book is essential reading for anyone trying to understand America's fraught political climate.