The triumph of liberty: a 2,000-year history, told through the lives of freedom's greatest champions

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Free Press, 2000 - History - 574 pages
A dramatic narrative history of liberty from ancient times to the present is told through the inspiring life stories of 65 heroes and heroines from the crisis of the Roman Republic to struggles for women's rights.l

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THE TRIUMPH OF LIBERTY: A 2,000-Year History, Told Through the Lives of Freedom's Greatest Champions

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The varieties of human aspirations to be free, deftly conveyed in a volume of biographical portraits.Stories of how humans strive to satisfy their thirst for freedom seem always to move us. Powell ... Read full review

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There was quite a bit of interesting material but it was disjointed and not very well organized. Read full review


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JIM POWELL, editor of Laissez Faire Books, has been a senior fellow at the Cato Institute since 1988. He is the author of the bestselling book The Triumph of Liberty, which the Wall Street Journal called "a literary achievement," and he has written more than 400 articles for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Money magazine, Reason, and numerous other national publications. A world-renowned historian, Mr. Powell studied under Daniel Boorstin and William McNeill at the University of Chicago, and he has lectured across the United States as well as in England, Germany, Japan, Brazil, and Argentina. He lives in Connecticut.

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