* An engaging history of America during the past 60 years. Taking a critical look at the United States from the post-WWII boom to her search for identity in the 21st century, Schweikart and Dougherty trace global threats, domestic battles, economic challenges, and technological developments to show how we've striven to live up to our founding principles. 528 pages, hardcover from Sentinel.
The bestselling historians turn their focus to America’s role in the world since the end of World War II
Schweikart, author of the number one New York Times bestseller A Patriot’s History of the United States, and Dougherty take a critical look at America, from the postwar boom to her search for identity in the twenty-first century.
The second volume of A Patriot’s History of the Modern World picks up in 1945 with a world irrevocably altered by World War II and a powerful, victorious United States. But new foes and challenges soon arose: the growing sphere of Communist influence, hostile dictatorships and unreliable socialist allies, the emergence of China as an economic contender, and the threat of world Islamification.
The book reestablishes the argument of American exceptionalism and the interplay of our democratic pillars—Judeo-Christian religious beliefs, free market capitalism, land ownership, and common law—around the world.
Schweikart and Dougherty offer a fascinating conservative history of the last six decades.
Larry Schweikart is a professor of history at the University of Dayton and the coauthor of A Patriot’s History of the United States and A Patriot’s History Reader, among many other books.
Dave Dougherty is the coauthor of A Patriot’s History Reader among other books.