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Book Reviews: Books by Henty and Evans

In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce by G. A. Henty.

Liberty or death. This was the stark choice the people of thirteenth/fourteenth century Scotland faced if they rose up against their English rulers. Many would say that it was no choice at all. How could the Scottish people ever hope to gain their freedom on the battlefield? Many of the nobles were English supporters. Few people could be expected to rise up against the numerically overwhelming English army that would assuredly invade from the South. Edward I, the king of England, would quickly and consistently resist any and all attempts by Scotland to rule itself. The odds seemed insurmountable. Yet with the right leader, with a long term commitment and above all with God's good providence it could be accomplished.

The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition by M. Stanton Evans.

During the week of July 4th, one or more poll results were released, showing the little knowledge many citizens have regarding the origin of the annual Fourth of July celebration in America. Accompanying this is the increasing demand by many for the civil government to insure their multiple rights, defined by themselves, are granted and protected.