Sale! View Preview Liberty’s LionsThe Catholic Revolutionaries Who Established America by Dan LeRoy Format Choose an optioneBookPaperback Quantity Liberty's Lions quantity Add to cart Great Catholics were crucial to America's founding, yet they were downgraded by most historians who never spoke their names.End of problem — thanks to an independent historian, Dan LeRoy, who gets right to the point. “The primary goal of this book: to gather together, in one place and for the first time, the significant contributions of Catholics to the American Revolution.” The veteran writer-researcher does this in twelve chapters that flow like a screenplay and make his electrifying case: Catholics did something more remarkable than just support the patriot cause; they helped lead it.LeRoy skillfully depicts the risks taken by each man, whom he calls a “group of Catholics who were among the greatest statesmen, thinkers, and military leaders of the day.” He also answers two fundamental questions unaddressed by other historians: (1) What would the Revolution have been like without these Catholics? and (2) Why did they do it?Here, at last, is a full chronicle of the Founding that does justice to the heroic “papists” whose lives were on the line, alongside the descendants of Puritans and other refugees. In some cases, George Washington himself knew them, admired them, advanced their careers, and ultimately thanked them — on behalf of a grateful nation. Among hundreds of insights, you'll learn about:The Jesuit torn between his priestly duties and support for his countrymenThe two Catholic Carrolls — one a courageous cleric, the other a signer of the Constitution The pivotal role of American Catholics in the first slave revoltThe endless suffering of Catholics living in early AmericaThe saintly heroism of Lafayette — his wife, the Marquise de Lafayette, that isThe patriots from Poland who finally get their dueWhat Ben Franklin, John Adams, George Washington, and other Founders thought of Catholicism Details Pages 400 ISBN or UPC 978-1-64413-116-9 Dimensions N/A Weight N/A SKU 1169 SKU d31176 Reviews There are no reviews yet. Add your review Cancel replyYour rating * Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Your review *Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You Might Also Like The Vatican Cookbook Faith and Fury The Stories of Hymns Sale! Scripture Wars The Next Pope
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