The Five Thousand Year Leap

The Five Thousand Year Leap

The Founding Fathers of the United States of America created the first free people in modern times.

Author: W. Cleon Skousen

Publisher: Verity Publishing

ISBN: 9780934364652

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

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The Founding Fathers of the United States of America created the first free people in modern times. They wrote a new kind of Constitution which is now the oldest in existence. They built a new kind of commonwealth designed as a model for the whole human race. They believed it was thoroughly possible to create a new kind of civilization; giving freedom, equality, and justice to all. The Founders created a new cultural climate that gave wings to the human spirit. They built a free-enterprise culture to encourage industry and prosperity. They gave humanity the needed ingredients for a gigantic 5,000-year leap in which more progress has been made in the past 200 years than all of prior recorded human history. All of this came about because of 28 basic principles the Founders discovered, upon which all free nations must be built in order to succeed. This eBook includes the original index, footnotes, table of contents and page numbering from the printed format, and also new illustrations.
Categories: Political Science

Teaching Children the 28 Principles of Liberty

Teaching Children the 28 Principles of Liberty

Both a manual and a program, "Teaching Children the 28 Principles of Liberty" expounds upon the principles in Cleon Skousen's book, "The 5000 Year Leap," and lays out a program to help adults teach the principles to children.This is not ...

Author: Chris Jolley

Publisher:

ISBN: 1500886262

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Page: 300

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Both a manual and a program, "Teaching Children the 28 Principles of Liberty" expounds upon the principles in Cleon Skousen's book, "The 5000 Year Leap," and lays out a program to help adults teach the principles to children.This is not just a rewrite Skousen's book, but a manual for adults to teach children ages 8-11 these principles. The principles are not difficult to understand, but Skousen wrote his book for adults, not children. Each lesson teaches one principle per each hour-long meeting, with fun games, activities, role-plays, crafts, songs, and thoughtful, reflective discussions. The book is also a program. To present these lessons and entice children to want to learn them, the children join a club, called the Constitution Club. Each club member has a leadership position in the club. Every club has to have a president. This club also has a secretary of defense, a secretary of the treasury, a secretary of the interior, a chief of staff, and so forth. The club members all have specific responsibilities in their club. Club meetings start with an opening ceremony, including a prayer and pictures and quotes from our Founding Fathers supporting the principle learned about in that club meeting. They get to wear club uniforms. They receive immediate rewards for good behavior, such as participating in the activities, showing up on time, fulfilling their duties in their leadership positions. At the end of the 28 club meetings, if they fulfill all of the requirements they receive a beautiful plaque with their name engraved on it, the coveted James Madison Award.The layout is much like a cookbook: each club meeting lesson spells out what supplies the adult leader will need and step-by-step instructions for every activity. We are living the results of generations of people NOT knowing these principles. We elect leaders from the president on down to city councilmen who don't know these principles. We are how many trillions of dollars in debt? Our economy is stagnant. Our country is declining morally. Property rights are ignored. Religious liberty is allowed only if it doesn't interfere with the government's interests. One may like to elect leaders who will govern and lead following principles of liberty. But campaign trickery will only go so far. What needs to happen is for adults, especially parents, to teach their children these principles. When that happens the people will not have to be tricked into voting for the virtuous candidate, but they will seek him or her out and know what to look for. This will not happen in one election cycle. It has taken 100 years for Progressive Socialism to infiltrate our country; it may take a generation or longer to turn things around, one child's heart and mind at a time.
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The 5000 Year Leap

The 5000 Year Leap

Looks at the twenty-eight principles of freedom the Founding Fathers incorporated into the Constitution.

Author: Willard Cleon Skousen

Publisher: National Center for Constitutional

ISBN: 0880801484

Category: History

Page: 337

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Looks at the twenty-eight principles of freedom the Founding Fathers incorporated into the Constitution.
Categories: History

The 5000 Year Leap

The 5000 Year Leap

This is the best selling Original Authorized Edition regularly featured by Glenn Beck to Fox TV viewers as a Must Read.

Author: W. Cleon Skousen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0910558582

Category:

Page: 337

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This is the best selling Original Authorized Edition regularly featured by Glenn Beck to Fox TV viewers as a Must Read. The 5000 Year Leap will take you by the hand as you discover the ideals of the Founding Fathers and their 28 principles for success. The values explored in detail by Dr. Skousen range from the Founders prerequisite that the Constitution was designed for a moral people, to a government empowered by the people with checks and balances, along with an understanding of the critical nature of fiscal responsibility and family values. This book sums up the secrets to what James Madison called a miracle. During the last 26 years of Dr. Skousen's life he continued his extensive study of the constitution and founding values. He kept his original copy of The Five Thousand Year Leap with him and would write notes in the margins and on envelops andn note cards of the refinements and updates he wished to add to the book. This Edition includes those refinements and updates.
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The Five Thousand Year Leap 28 Ideas that Changed the World

The Five Thousand Year Leap  28 Ideas that Changed the World

This book sums up the secrets to what James Madison called a miracle. Revised, 30 Year Anniversary Edition. During the last 26 years of Dr. Skousen's life he continued his extensive study of the constitution and founding values.

Author: Willard Cleon Skousen

Publisher: C&J Investments

ISBN: 0910558558

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 337

View: 353

The Five Thousand Year Leap will take you by the hand as you discover the ideals of the Founding Fathers and their 28 principles for success. The values explored in detail by Dr. Skousen range from the Founder's prerequisite that the Constitution was designed for a moral people, to a government empowered by the people with checks and balances, along with an understanding of the critical nature of fiscal responsibility and family values. This book sums up the secrets to what James Madison called a miracle. Revised, 30 Year Anniversary Edition. During the last 26 years of Dr. Skousen's life he continued his extensive study of the constitution and founding values. He kept his original copy of The Five Thousand Year Leap with him and would write notes in the margins and on envelops and note cards of the refinements and updates he wished to add to the book. This new 30 Year Anniversary Edition includes those refinements and updates. NEW in 2009! THE Five Thousand Year Leap 30 Year Anniversary Edition with Glenn Beck’s Foreword! No other edition offers the revisions and updates of this remarkable book detailing how the Founding Fathers used 28 principles to create a 5000 year leap in freedom, prosperity, and progress; all based upon morality, faith, and ethics.
Categories: Constitutional history

The Five Thousand Year Leap

The Five Thousand Year Leap

Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom.

Author: (Willard Cleon), . Skousen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0880801484

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 343

View: 512

Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5,000 years.
Categories: Constitutional history

The Five Thousand Year Leap

The Five Thousand Year Leap

Author: Willard Cleon Skousen

Publisher: Center for Constitutional

ISBN: 0880800046

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 337

View: 244

Categories: Constitutional history

The 5000 Year Leap

The 5000 Year Leap

Author: Eric Taylor (Jr)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:671380425

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 78

View: 435

Categories: Constitutional history

Writings of an American Mother in 2010 Principles of the Founding Fathers and Current Issues

Writings of an American Mother in 2010  Principles of the Founding Fathers and Current Issues

The 5,000 Year Leap. Malta, ID: National Center For Constitutional Studies, 2006. 20. Print (Ibid., 21-22) 2. Federalist Papers, N0. 45, pp 292-93. 3. Skousen, W. Cleon. 4. The 5,000 Year Leap. Malta, ID: National Center For ...

Author: Mary E. Ali

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463409648

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 660

As I progressed on my leadership training through Lamp: The Institute for Leadership in Physical Therapy, . . . I ran into some resistance in completing my I ILP project . . . there must be something about leadership that I was not getting. So, I went to my plan B. What Leader or Leaders would I like to have dinner with and get into their brains and hearts? Humm. . . . the Founding Fathers of the United States of America . . . for they created a new unique government! Dr. W. Cleon Skousen published The Five Thousand Year leap: A Miracle That Changed the World. This book is easy to read and brought the confusion of politics into clear focus. Dr. Skousen said many times that the Founder's success formula would solve nearly every problem we have in America today. Really? Can any knowledge be more helpful to the rising generation of Leaders in America? The purpose of my book, The Writings of an American Mother in 2010 . . . is to encourage people to review our past, our history as a country, the 28 Principles of our Founding Fathers and how they relate to current issues. . . . then develop your own viewpoint through critical thinking and doing your own homework . . . becoming an Active American Citizen! Show More Show Less
Categories: History

How the South was won and the nation lost

How the South was won and the nation lost

A fine basis for this ideological outlook that fuses religious with economic conservatism can be found in W. Cleon Skousen's The 5000 Year Leap, considered by Glenn Beck to be the most important book he has ever come across in his ...

Author: Philipp Adorf

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847006220

Category: Fiction

Page: 644

View: 693

The 2016 presidential election has shown that the Republican Party is at a crossroads. While a Trump candidacy took even the most seasoned political analysts by surprise, the rise of racially charged anti-elitism within the Grand Old Party has been an ongoing project for the last half a century, initiated and deliberately driven by its leaders and strategists who identified the former Confederacy as the foundation for conservative majorities. This book charts the path of the party’s ever increasing Southernization and simultaneous Evangelicalization while providing a detailed assessment of the GOP’s future chances of fashioning majorities in a country that is undergoing momentous demographic changes.
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America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful

W. Cleo Skousen, The 5,000 Year Leap, (Malta, Idaho: National Center for Constitutional Studies, 1981), 141. If you're an armchair historian thinking, I have never heard of the Battle of Breed's Hill, that's because in the confusion of ...

Author: Ben Carson, M.D.

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310417347

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In the Zondervan ebook, America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand … what is good about America … where we have gone astray … which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her founding into preeminence among nations Written by a man who has experienced America’s best and worst firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting, and inspiring. You’ll gain new perspectives on our nation’s origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system, capitalism versus socialism, our moral fabric, healthcare, and much more. An incisive manifesto of the values that shaped America’s past and must shape her future, America the Beautiful calls us all to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world.
Categories: Political Science

The Naked Socialist

The Naked Socialist

The Naked Socialist is the real story of socialism.

Author: Paul B. Skousen

Publisher: Izzard Ink

ISBN: 9780910558723

Category: Political Science

Page: 583

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The Naked Socialist is the real story of socialism. Complete, easy to read, no jargon, well documented, and gives a fascinating look at the raw decay of culture and economy now at work in America. It also provides a beautifully described explanation of the lasting principles of prosperity and constitutional freedoms that must be restored relatively quickly. The Naked Socialist strips away the fakery, the false hopes, the hollow dreams, and the meaningless promises that socialists have foisted on countless millions---not just for the present, but over thousands of years. With clear, brief, and step-by-step examples and anecdotes, the author explains what socialism is, where it came from, how it works, how to recognize it, and why it always destroys its host nation. You will learn that the Seven Pillars of Socialism are not at all new, but a phenomenon that first appeared more than 6,000 years ago---and why socialism managed to mushroom in nations and cultures right up into today’s current events. The Naked Socialist is divided into five parts: 1) Gaining an understanding of what socialism is, 2) How it has appeared in human history, 3) The miracle that stopped socialism, 4) The corruption of that miracle, and, 5) The steps to return that miracle to America and the rest of the world today. Included throughout the book are several questions to teach, test and emphasize important points so that students of freedom may see where this nation needs to move to regain its lost liberties. The Naked Socialist fulfills an urgent need to answer such questions as, • How much of the U.S. Constitution has been replaced with socialism? • What is socialism, and why does it eventually ruin everything it touches? • How did the Founding Fathers specifically make socialism illegal? • How did socialism destroy Rome, the ancient Inca, Jamestown, and Plymouth? Are these same patterns of demise at work today? • Which U.S. presidents socialized America, and what steps did they take to do it? Are these reversible? • How is socialism hurting other nations around the globe? • What are the best examples of socialism in action today? • What are the Seven Pillars of Socialism? • How can people learn to recognize socialism in their midst, or, learn if they're thinking like a socialist? • What are the 46 goals of socialism? • What will it take to eradicate socialism once and for all? The study of freedom breathes hope and encouragement into all things---it sheds light into the dark corners of deception and conspiracy, showing that truth is the only authentic “transparency.” Once socialism is stripped naked, those badly needed answers to restore freedom will materialize for everyone’s benefit. Find those answers, plus hope and courage, in the pages of The Naked Socialist. Reviews "The Naked Socialist is going to be explosive! When people know what Paul Skousen is talking about, and really get to the heart of socialism, The Naked Socialist is going to go VIRAL." --George Jarkesy, Host of the nationally syndicated "The George Jarkesy Radio Show" "The Naked Socialist is an amazing book that provides clarity to what is going on in the socialist world and why Americans do not seem to get socialism!" -Howard Stephenson, Utah State Senator, President of the Utah Taxpayers Association and Host of Red Meat Radio "The Naked Socialist is one of those books that is both an interesting read, as well as a useful reference book. Paul Skousen's research is insightful and thorough, spanning many civilizations and continents. He not only strips socialism of its clothing, he also provides us with great ideas for fighting this scourge. This is a MUST READ for anyone who wants to know how our country arrived where it is today." -Stefan Bartelski, Radio Host of the "Patriot Come Lately Show" "The Naked Socialist connects the ancient order of oppression with the modern order of oppression. The Naked Socialist is a fabulous book and we need to get everyone to read it NOW!" --Morgan Philpot, Host of "Philpot Radio" and former member of the Utah House of Representatives As a retired University Professor, I have spent many hours over the years doing research. "The Naked Socialist" will be a gold mine for anyone presently researching the Socialist inroads in America! It is the most complete and heavily documented work I have ever read, yet can be read straight though as an intriguing historical novel. --James C. Bowers, Sc.D., Author of "The Naked Truth: The Naked Communist Revisited"
Categories: Political Science

Transcending Time with Thomas Jefferson

Transcending Time with Thomas Jefferson

I most want to thank the writers of the books that I have read on this subject, especially The Making of America, The 5000 Year Leap, The Real Thomas Jefferson, and American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson.

Author: Stephen D. Hanson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450240216

Category: History

Page: 268

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Many people have wondered what the Founding Fathers were thinking when they wrote the Constitution. Now you can find out directly from Thomas Jefferson. In a series of fictionalized interviews, "Transcending Time with Thomas Jefferson" offers an explanation of Jefferson's goals and a description of how he and his colleagues crafted a road map that would help the nation set a strong framework for future success. Author Stephen D. Hanson, an Army veteran with a deep love for his country, explores Jefferson's past and also discusses how the Constitution is being applied today. Hanson examines Jefferson's views regarding moral values and what could happen if the nation continues to stray down a path that curtails individual freedoms. Learn why freedom of the religion and the press were so important to the nation's founders and why these tenets remain relevant today. The country may have lost its way, but its people can find the way back to a path of liberty by looking to the Constitution. Find solutions to today's problems and develop a deeper understanding of America's history in "Transcending Time with Thomas Jefferson."
Categories: History

Daily Skeptic 2016

Daily Skeptic 2016

The 5000 Year Leap Backwards [Book Review] Cleon Skousen wrote The 5000 Year Leap in 1981 slightly predating the Conservative reformation and it shows. Slightly eager to read a book summarizing the American Ideals of freedom, ...

Author: Cody Scott

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365619878

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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The Daily Skeptic is a blog dedicated to investigating news articles, science, religion, politics, history articles, and book reviews. This book is a collection of those essays from 2016 with topics ranging from the 2016 election, to social unrest, to book reviews and historical investigation.
Categories: Reference

The Cleansing of America

The Cleansing of America

Dr. W. Cleon Skousen spent the majority of his life researching the gospel, the U.S. Constitution, the founding of America and writing numerous books and articles on the topic.

Author: W. Cleon Skousen

Publisher: C&J Investments

ISBN: 9780910558501

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Dr. W. Cleon Skousen spent the majority of his life researching the gospel, the U.S. Constitution, the founding of America and writing numerous books and articles on the topic. He is also one of the most well-known, respected defenders of America and the gospel the world has ever known. At the time of his passing in 2006, his work was not yet finished. His book The Cleansing of America, written in 1994 and given into the care and keeping of his sons, is now being brought forth for the first time ever. Included in these pages are the events and stages the Lord has predicted, through his servants, the winding-up scenes of this world. It helps the reader understand: the nature of prophecy, the known chronology of prophetic events, and the importance of staying close to the Lord and his prophets during the difficult and challenging years prior to the Second Coming. We are fast approaching those prophetic events. Some are upon us even now. If we are prepared and obedient, we need not fear these events, but rather embrace them for the blessings they portend.
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State Out of the Union

State Out of the Union

Over my book or anything else, get The 5,000 Year Leap. You can probably find it in the book section of GlennBeck.com, but read that. It is the principle. Please, number-one thing: inform yourself about who we are and what the other ...

Author: Jeff Biggers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781568587042

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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State Out of the Union is award-winning journalist and historian Jeff Biggers' riveting account of Arizona, the famed frontier state whose conflict over immigration and state's rights has become a national bellwether. Biggers shows how Arizona's long history of labor and civil rights battles, its contentious entry into the union, as well as cyclical upheavals over immigration rights, place the state front and center in a greater American story playing out across the United States. From President Eisenhower's Operation Wetback to the legacy of Arizona native son Cér Cház to the powerful influence of the state's politicians, like Sen. Barry Goldwater and Tea Party President Russell Pearce, Biggers reveals how Arizona has played a pivotal role in determining the nation's conservative and liberal agendas. Today, more than 25 state legislatures have introduced anti-immigration bills that are virtual copies of Arizona's controversial SB 1070 "papers please" law. The state is ground zero in the clash over a historic demographic shift taking place across the country with the rise of a newly empowered Latino electorate. But Arizona is not only home to some of the most virulent anti-immigration legislation in the country -- it is also the birthplace of a new movement of young Latino activists and allies who have not only challenged the self-proclaimed architect of SB 1070 in a historic recall election, but are also mobilizing to defend the state's education system from censorship. A lasting and important work of cultural history, State Out of the Union vividly unveils the showdown over the American Dream in Arizona -- and its impact on the future of the nation.
Categories: Social Science

Prophecy and Modern Times

Prophecy and Modern Times

What the true purpose of prophecy is? Find these answers and more in Prophecy and Modern Times, a brief but powerful exploration of six millennia worth of prophecies about society today.

Author: W. Cleon Skousen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1630729175

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 601

Have you ever wondered what the ancient prophets had to say about the modern world? How to apply the messages of the scriptures to your own life? What the true purpose of prophecy is? Find these answers and more in Prophecy and Modern Times, a brief but powerful exploration of six millennia worth of prophecies about society today.
Categories: Religion

The Naked Communist

The Naked Communist

Among the many questions The Naked Communist answers are:* Who gave the United States' nuclear secrets to the Russians?* How did the FBI fight communism after it was forced underground in 1918?* Why did the West lose 600 million allies ...

Author: W. Skousen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1545402159

Category:

Page: 452

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A timely update to the phenomenal national bestseller.Soon after its quiet release during the height of the Red Scare in 1958, The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom exploded in popularity, selling almost two million copies to date and finding its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across the United States. From the tragic falls of China, Korea, Russia, and the UN, to the fascinating histories of Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, Elizabeth Bentley, and General MacArthur, The Naked Communist lays out the entire graphic story of communism, its past, present, and future.After searching unsuccessfully for a concise literature on the communist threat, W. Cleon Skousen saw the urgent need for a comprehensive book that could guide the American conversation. So he distilled his FBI experience, decades of research, and more than one hundred communist books and treatises into one clarifying, readable volume that became a touchstone of American values and earned praise from the likes of President Ronald Reagan, Glenn Beck, and Ben Carson. Lauded by one reviewer as "the most powerful book on communism since J. Edgar Hoover's Masters of Deceit," this text draws a detailed picture of the communist as he sees himself: stripped of propaganda and pretense. Readers gain a unique insight into the inner workings of communism-its appeal, its history, its basic and unchanging concepts, even its secret timetable of conquest. Among the many questions The Naked Communist answers are:* Who gave the United States' nuclear secrets to the Russians?* How did the FBI fight communism after it was forced underground in 1918?* Why did the West lose 600 million allies after World War II?* What really happened in Korea?* What is communism's great secret weapon?* What lies ahead?* What can I do to stop communism?* How can we fight communism without a major war?Now updated for 2017, this edition includes a chapter on the forty-five Communist Goals, detailing how forty-four of those goals have been achieved in the U.S. already, as well as a chapter on the making of The Naked Communist, shedding light on how this book has sold almost two million copies. As relevant now as it was sixty years ago, Skousen's groundbreaking work provides a renewed understanding of one of the greatest threats facing America today.
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I m Just Saying

I m Just Saying

We Don't Need No Stinking Political Parties THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE aware of or have read the seminal book, The 5000 Year Leap, http://search.barnesandnoble. com/The-5000-Year-Leap/W-Cleon-Skousen/e/9780880801485/? ...

Author: Ronald L. Clark

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781608448104

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 248

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The contents of this book are a compilation of short commentaries about politics and life in general. These commentaries are presented in chronological order, beginning with the latest (August 2010), and ending with the earliest (June 2008). The objective of the commentaries is to foster a new awareness for the reader by being exposed to new and different ways of looking at and understanding some of the things that affect us all everyday. At the very least, the views, opinions and ideas presented herein should be a refreshing departure from the fare offered by the mass media and their established "talking heads and columnists." It is the opinion of the author that the mass media commentary we all are subjected to on a daily basis is not necessarily relevant to the large majority of citizens because they are made by those who rarely share the same stress of living that most of us do in our everyday lives. So, it is the sincere aspiration of the author that a new awareness and perspective about politics and life in general will result upon reading these humble offerings. Ronald L Clark was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and is the father of four children. Most of his professional years have been involved in design engineering for the United States Navy. He is the holder of a number of patents and was the Science and Technology leader at the Naval Air Warfare Center that featured a technical career that highlights system engineering as the most rewarding of his technical endeavors. He is an avid sailor and still enjoys hitting the links when the sun is shining brightly.
Categories: Literary Collections

Daring Pioneers Tame the Frontier

Daring Pioneers Tame the Frontier

Russell F. Weigley, Editor (1982), Philadelphia: A 300-Year History, “The Revolutionary City 1765- 1783,” W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY, 149-156. W. Cleon Skousen (2006), The 5000 Year Leap: The 28 Great Ideas That Changed the ...

Author: Bettye B. Burkhalter

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477287221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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History, Romance, & Destiny... Daring Pioneers Tame the Frontier is an exquisite saga of Dr. Jean (John) Baptiste Elzèar Burel’s lifelong desire to cross the Atlantic Ocean to the beckoning new America. With his naval surgeon license in one hand and his medical chest in the other, he followed Marquis de Lafayette to Colonial America during the Revolutionary War. During the war he fell passionately in love and married a beautiful Acadian French woman in Philadelphia. After the war they made plans to return to his home at Ollioules, France. Homeward bound, the bourgeois doctor boarded the ship in Philadelphia with his new bride and their few belongings. There on deck he was unexpectedly forced to choose between his beloved homeland and family in France and his wife with child. Disembarking the ship with grave disappointment, John knowingly forfeited his inheritance as sole heir. Struggling to survive in Philadelphia, oftentimes John sat quietly admiring the beautiful woman who owned his heart as he secretly yearned for his prominent family and lifestyle on the Mediterranean Coast of France. Standing on the threshold of the newly independent America, the young doctor decided to take his wife and infant son and pioneer down the Great Wagon Road into the raw frontier of South Carolina. Believing he would build a new and prosperous life, he settled at Goshen Hill between the Tyger and Enoree Rivers within the lawless backcountry of South Carolina. Fighting the dangers and hardships of the frontier, and the recurring restlessness to return to France, John and his family carved out a simple life. Although disappointed at times, within the walls of his log home the enduring love and warmth of his wife and six children transcended adversity and hardships of the outside world. The heartwarming story is filled with humanity as John faced his inevitable destiny. The first novel in the trilogy closes with Dr. Burel’s widow standing helplessly in her front yard watching the wagon train take her spirited children and grandchildren west in search of richer land and prosperity. It was déjà vu!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography