Tuesday, July 24, 2012

John Locke : Philosopher of American Liberty

"John Locke: Philosopher of American Liberty" by Mary-Elaine Swanson is a biographical look at famed theologian, philosopher, and educator, John Locke. What I found to be really interesting about this book is the sheer amount of impact that John Locke had on the founding principles of the United States of America. You hear so much about founding fathers, but to see one of the figures that really molded their ideals was really fascinating. This book is a biography of John Locke, from birth onward. This book is quite long, nearly 400 pages of reading, but it is genuinely interesting. I would say that this book is a wonderful addition to the bookshelf of history lovers. I would give this book a 5/5 - well written, interesting, and historically accurate. Great read!

FTC DISCLOSURE: I received this book for free from BookCrash.com in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.


  1. I see you reviewed (a while ago) the book, America: The Last Best Hope. I’m writing to ask if you’re interested in reviewing on your blog and on Amazon the just-released book, The Mormonizing of America: How the Mormon Religion Became a Dominant Force in Politics, Entertainment, and Pop Culture by New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield (Worthy Publishing, 2012. If so, please contact me: jpetersen AT somersaultgroup DOT com. Thanks! Jonathan Petersen