Hello everyone! I’m so excited to bring you another book review! Today is a non-fiction that I picked up a few weeks ago at the library and recently finished. It was so good! I always look forward to sharing a good book with y’all, so let’s dive right in!
I’ve been trying to read more non-fiction books this year and while doing some research for my current series, I came across this book. I had always wondered about this author, so I decided to give this book a try. It was only about 200 pages, a baby sized book compared with his lengthy The Real Lincoln.
I wasn’t completely surprised by the content. I knew the author, a native Pennsylvanian, wasn’t exactly a member of the We Love Lincoln fan club, and went into it with my biggest fear being a book full of unsupported claims and hateful rhetoric against anyone who happened to be born up north. That was not the case at all.
The book takes a look at Lincoln’s political agenda, misquotes that are attributed to him and his not so noble relationship with the U.S. court system. And one of my favorite parts was how he explained the difference between a yankee and a northerner! It was so well worded and not aimed to condemn anyone who calls north of the Mason-Dixon Line home. It is rather breaking down the ideology of those who support big government and undermining the Constitution, not just Lincoln.
My only caution with this book was that I didn’t think they explained their points on misguided patriotism concerning our military. It almost sounded anti-military until I reread a paragraph that explained what he meant, I just think it should have been worded more clearly. Also, there is a little unknown history around the Pledge of Allegiance. While it is a little disturbing, I do not recommend not saying the pledge (the author doesn’t either 😉). Again, I thought things should have been clarified better.
Overall, this was a lovely book. It did a wonderful job explaining the rights of States to secede and the true reasons for the war. It even lists several books in the back to help you continue your research! I’ve not read them, so I can’t recommend them personally. From now on, if anyone asks me about what States’ Rights are, I’m referring them to this book! Recommended for 16+ for understanding.
Have A Blessed Day!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.