Along with the first Republican president, Thaddeus Stevens is a hero of the new movie, Lincoln. Stevens is also hero of Back to Basics for the Republican Party , my pro-GOP history of the GOP. In fact, he is on the cover.
Though his movie does cast 19th century Democrats negatively, Steven Spielberg, it should be noted, is on record saying that the Republican and Democrat parties have switched positions. That is wrong, big-time!
Thaddeus Stevens -- my book explains -- not only did he oppose all things Democrat, he was one of the greatest Republicans who ever lived.
Back to Basics for the Republican Party began the Republicans' nascent, if inadequate, efforts to appreciate their heritage of civil rights achievement. The book also recounts decades of policy initiatives, such as supply-side economics. Clarence Thomas cited it in a Supreme Court decision. Speaking engagements have taken me to thirty states.
See www.grandoldpartisan.com for general information and http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com/blog/book-reviews.html for reviews such as:
"This is the most amazing book about politics that I have ever read. The Overview should be required reading for anyone with even a minor interest in government. The remainder is an enthralling history lesson that I will never forget. For years, we have all been misled about the true nature of the GOP. This is the real deal! Read it and be proud!"
"Thank you for writing your book. I am two chapters into it and I find it fascinating and motivating. This may be a very significant contribution to the rise of the GOP in the coming years."
Democrats would regret you informing your contacts about Back to Basics for the Republican Party. Michael Zak is also the author of the 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar. His Grand Old Partisan website celebrates more than fifteen decades of Republican heroes and heroics. See www.grandoldpartisan.com and @Michael_Zak for more information.