William G. Hyland Jr. – George Mason

George Mason was a short, bookish man who was a friend and neighbor of athletic, broad-shouldered George Washington. Unlike Washington, Mason has been virtually forgotten by history. But this new biography of patriot George Mason makes a convincing case that Mason belongs in the pantheon of honored Founding Fathers.

Trained in the law, Mason was also a farmer, philosopher, botanist, and musician. He was one of the architects of the Declaration of Independence, an author of the Bill of Rights, and one of the strongest proponents of religious liberty in American history. In fact, both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison may have been given undue credit for George Mason’s own contributions to American democracy.

Author: William G. Hyland Jr.
Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Duration: 11 hours 27 minutes
Released: 19 Jul 2005
Publisher: Vibrance Press
Language: English

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Dr. Schweikart has an amazing ability to put the listener in the room with Ronald Reagan, whether it’s a schoolroom in his early years, the negotiating room as the Screen Actors Guild boss, or the Oval Office as the 40th President of the United States. Having come of age during Reagan’s first term, this tremendous biography helped me connect dots that were always a bit murky for me.

Larry does a great job of explaining and documenting details that helped illustrate why Reagan made certain decisions. The book doesn’t sugar coat the places in history where Reagan made mistakes. Unlike fawning acolytes or relentless naysayers, Schweikart seems to play it down the middle and help us really go deep into the mind of “Dutch.” This style helps clarify Nancy’s role and those of his closest advisors.

Most importantly, I now have a clearer picture of how Reagan’s influence shaped America for decades to come. I also found the epilogue explaining the similarities and unique differences with Donald Trump very enlightening.