Thursday, August 18, 2022

Join, or Die. Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

This morning, I have a book of historical quotes and ideas focused on Constitutional Rights and Conservative interpretations.  Generally, I avoid politically slanted books--but, I thought it would be interesting to read the quotes and the author's history lesson for perspective in the quotes and ideas he chose.  Check out Join, or Die, learn about author R. Blake Wilson, read my thoughts on the book and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.  

​Book TitleJOIN, or DIE. - An American Patriot's Book of Quotes by R. Blake Wilson
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  214 pages
GenreAmerican History, Constitution, Democracy
Publisher:  West View Press 
Release date:  April 12, 2022
Content Rating:  G for this book of quotes

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About the Book

An AMERICAN PATRIOT'S history lesson.

A book every American should own and read.

"The PEOPLE are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our LIBERTY." Thomas Jefferson

"A HOUSE DIVIDED against itself cannot stand." Abraham Lincoln

​"FREEDOM of SPEECH is a principal pillar of a free government; When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and TYRANNY is erected on its ruins." Benjamin Franklin


My Review

Join, or Die. Offers Exactly the Material Readers Should Expect. The author begins with a Patriot's history lesson as he presents the text or the various Oaths of Office,The Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. He doesn't offer his commentary on those texts--he simply shares the words of the texts. Next--he presents a host of quotes, ranging from early American history to present-day speakers, politicians, leaders, and personalities. While not all of his selections come from Conservatives and Patriots--he highlights phrases from each quote that conform to the ideas he seeks to convey.  

Reading with an Open Mind May Be Difficult. With strategically placed capitalization and text changes, the author creates a lot of directives on his pages to ensure that readers catch his desired takeaways. If you are far left-leaning--this book is not for you. If you are a middle-of-the-political road reader--this book may not be your cup of tea either. The presentation doesn't leave much open for personal interpretation. It is titled An American Patriot's Book of Quotes. It is that. 


Would I Recommend Join, or Die by R. Blake Wilson? Setting my personal political views aside, this is a book for the American Patriot--and the author writes to that audience. It isn't a book to please every reader--it is one for the Patriot readers. I didn't personally love the presentation of the material--I felt too overly bombarded with capitalized FREEDOM, TYRANNY, LIBERTY--but, the author captured a variety of quotes and incorporated them effectively into his desired message for his target audience.


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Meet the Author

R. Blake Wilson is a Father, Corporate Employee, Small Business Owner, American Farmer and American Patriot.

Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois in the shadow of United States President Abraham Lincoln and having achieved success and failure chasing the American Dream, Blake has grown to appreciate and admire the American story. He believes in the American Dream and the Pursuit of Happiness and has lived his life chasing both. His story is emblematic of an America where the individual is free to fail. succeed, fail and succeed again and again. His vision of American Unity is based on American Values and the United States Constitution...

In God We Trust, E Pluribus Unum, and Ordered Liberty.
DON'T TREAD ON ME - An American Patriot's Book of Quotes (2011)
JOIN, or DIE. - An American Patriot's Book of Quotes (2022)
LINCOLN - An American President's Book of Quotes (coming soon)
REAGAN - An American President's Book of Quotes (coming soon)
TRUMP - An American President's Book of Quotes (coming soon)

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  1. Really nice cover and excerpt, looking forward to reading this!

  2. Thank you for sharing your honest review of JOIN, or DIE. - An American Patriot's Book of Quotes, I will take your insights into consideration while I am reading