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The Triumph of Liberty: A 2000 Year History Told Through the Lives of Freedom's Greatest Champions

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The Triumph of Liberty is a dramatic and original narrative about a quest stretching from ancient times to the present day. It is the story of people struggling to abolish slavery, stop wars, overthrow tyrants and win freedom for all. Through the lives of 65 heroes and heroines, Jim Powell offers a panoramic sweep through epochal events, including the crisis of the Roman ...more
Hardcover, 574 pages
Published July 4th 2000 by Free Press
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Joel
Jan 31, 2015 Joel rated it it was amazing
“WITHDRAWN”

Through the author bio on an article I read somewhere I came to learn about the book “The Triumph of Liberty” by Jim Powell. I immediately went online, as I often do when something intrigues me, and purchased a previously owned copy from Amazon and waited expectantly. A few days later,
the book arrived; a plain blue hardback cover with the word “WITHDRAWN” stamped in bold red across the binding like an ugly indictment. The book had been checked into a university library in the Midwest
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Mar 12, 2015 Wesley Fox rated it really liked it
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A wonderful collection of mini-biographies on some of the most important men and women in the cause of liberty. Spanning millennia and reaching from Hungary to Virginia, the Triumph of Liberty is inspiring and captivating to anyone desiring to learn about the unique history of the cause and how the world transformed from a collection of kingdoms and violent city-states, to one now led by an alliance of liberal democracies.

It also demonstrates the common threat to freedom in history, which is al
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Jun 14, 2007 taarak rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Every American
Feeling down about your country? Feeling either Bush-whacked or on the flip side, trying to protect yourself from the great unwashed mass of humanity pandered to with promises of feeding off your labor and hard-won goods. Whatever your political leaning, the tortured on-going history of the most noble social experiment of all times can't help but inspire. This collection of biographical essays is a basic primer from which anyone who wants to seriously study political ideas that crystallized our ...more
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Jan 02, 2013 Jake rated it it was amazing
An excellent overview of the individuals who have most advanced the ideas and implementation of individual freedom. Provides an excellent springboard and reference for additional research!
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There was quite a bit of interesting material but it was disjointed and not very well organized.
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