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Judeo-Christian Basis Of United States Explored In New Book, "America The Holy"
Slim, inexpensive book packs a big punch when it allows the founders--through the top founding documents in exact transcriptions--to speak for themselves regarding the Judeo-Christian roots of America.
From there, the author, Howard F. Clarke, pretty much lets the reader find mention of America's Judeo-Christian beginnings for himself in the exactly transcribed (and carefully cited) founding documents: everything from the obscure Lee's Resolution (1776) to the Treaty of Paris (1783) to the Gettysburg Address (1863)...and everything in-between: the Declaration, Constitution, Articles of Confederation, and all the other familiar faces, detailed right down to the original odd spelling and grammar of the originals.
"There are even special articles," says author Howard F. Clarke (who, coincidentally, is owner of the book's small publishing firm, Western Gate Books) "on the definitions of treason, impeachment, and taking the oath of office." Mr. Clarke points out that the book is basically a quick reference guide to all the major founding documents of America, priced well under $10.00 and far less on the Kindle and iPad.
"The cover, in addition to the foreword and acknowledgement sections, are what push the book into the conservative, Christian realm," Mr. Clarke adds. "The actual transcriptions have been painstakingly held to their authenticated forms and are just as they were originally drafted. You can find them here (in the book), find them fast, and trust what you find. They will not let you down for reference material." The reader needn't rely on the opinions of others, Mr. Clarke adds, but can form them on his own, based upon the transcriptions, referenced and cited.
One reviewer of "America The Holy" who describes himself as a student in American History class says the book "...honestly presents every transcript word by word and really gives the readers room to think for themselves, about how these transcripts define what we are as Americans."
An accompanying book trailer, with music composed by Alex Khaskin, is available on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/
The next product down the line for Western Gate Books, according to author and publisher Clarke, promises to be quite a departure from history lessons: Lucas Cole's graphic novel portraying the fall--from within--of a near-future America. Or is it a portrayal of history repeating itself?