Praise

For Apollo 1: The Tragedy That Put Us On the Moon:

“I like the book, I think you have done a much better job presenting Gus’ character and personality than most in that he was not really the gruff gloomy Gus, that he has mostly been portrayed by the media. Also, appreciate that you made a point of the fact that he was not only a brave and heroic fighter pilot and astronaut, but that he was also an excellent engineer, most people miss this. Thank you for helping keep Gus’ memory alive. Two thumbs up from this Grissom!” – Lowell Grissom, brother of Gus Grissom, Commander of Apollo 1

“I’ve been reading the book off and on all day; it is a real page-turner. I love it and highly recommend it!” – Suzanne Sherman, host of the Wasatch Report

“This book adeptly tells the history of the Space Race and NASA’s efforts to put a man on the moon through the prism of the tragedy of the Apollo 1 mission. The author, Ryan Walters, provides a well researched and detailed explanation of the events leading up to the Apollo 1 mission, the politics that influence the tragedy, why fire that claimed the lives of Grissom, White, and Chaffee, and the significant impacts that the fire had on NASA and the Apollo program going forward. This well written and meticulously researched monograph is a must read for anyone who is interested in the Space Race, the Cold War, and the politics that influenced the Apollo 1 mission and its aftermath.” – Jason Stewart, History Instructor, Hinds Community College

For The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding

“Presidents are ranked wrong. In The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren G. Harding, Ryan Walters mounts a case that Harding deserves to move up — and supplies the evidence to make that case strong. No historian of the 1920s makes the case for Harding after Walters.” – Amity Shlaes, author of Coolidge

“He cut taxes and regulations, got the economy roaring, put America first after years of wearisome globalist utopianism, and for all his efforts was derided as unfit for the job. Ryan Walters’ The Jazz Age President: Defending Warren Harding is a long-overdue defense of the man who was Trump before Trump, a criminally underrated and unjustly maligned president who in a just, America-first ranking, would be regarded as one of America’s greatest presidents. This book is a timely and much-needed salvo in the ongoing war to wrest American history back from the socialist ideologues who have dominated it for too long.” – Robert Spencer, author of Rating America’s Presidents

“Warren Harding is perpetually labeled as one of the ‘bad presidents,’ as a bumbling idiot who couldn’t write a speech, or as a philandering playboy with literal closet affairs, but as Ryan Walters expertly shows, this is unjust. Rather than one of the worst presidents, Harding should be regarded as a man who believed in the original intent of the presidency and who was able to stave off one of the worst economic crises of the twentieth century by doing nothing. You’ll have a new appreciation for Wobbly Warren after reading this book.” – Brion McClanahan is the author of 9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America and Four Who Tried to Save Her

“Warren G. Harding gets no respect, ranked last or nearly last in the academic surveys of presidential performance. But he led America from a wartime to a peacetime economy, ended a chaotic spate of labor and racial strife, nipped in the bud an ominous recession, and generated a rare surge of economic growth. Ryan Walters has produced a much-needed corrective–a sprightly written and thoroughly researched narrative of Harding’s true contributions, which were significant and deserve recognition.” – Robert W. Merry, author of Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians

For Remember Mississippi: How Chris McDaniel Exposed the GOP Establishment and Inspired a Revolution:

“Ryan Walters has exposed the real battle within the GOP, one that has been brewing for nearly thirty years. This isn’t a “boys on the bus” book about a single election in Mississippi, but a deep discussion about the future direction of conservatism in America and the seedy tactics the establishment wing of the Republican Party will use to gain and maintain power. Before Trump vs. the establishment, there was Reagan vs. Ford and Buchanan vs. Bush and Chris McDaniel vs. Thad Cochran in Mississippi. That election foreshadowed the Trump revolution of 2016. Readers will be left wondering how they ever supported or voted for sellouts like Cochran and will wish for a do-over.” – Dr. Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding FathersThe Founders’ Guide to the Constitution, and How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America

For Grover Cleveland: The Last Jeffersonian President:

“Ryan Walters’ examination of the life of Grover Cleveland does honor to a President who deserves praise for his independence, integrity and embrace of conservatism.  Ryan brilliantly dissects a difficult historical period with ease and reveals the timeless ideals of a principled statesman, proving that conservative leadership works.  Cleveland may be best remembered as the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms, but he was also a warrior who favored the gold standard, low taxes, limited government and a prudent foreign policy.  More than a century ago, his battles for government reform and fiscal restraint made him an icon for American conservatives.  Today, his story provides a roadmap for restoring American greatness.”  Senator Chris McDaniel, Jones County, Mississippi

“Ryan Walters shows Grover Cleveland for precisely what he was – a man of character, principle and honesty; a lover of liberty and the Constitution; a leader who put sound policy ahead of personal ambition; and a president whose example shames the records of most of his successors.” – Lawrence W. Reed, President, Foundation for Economic Education

The Last Jeffersonian, by my friend Ryan Walters, is just what we need to fill the gaps in our knowledge about this great man and his era. A rising spokesman for Southern conservatism, Ryan is a PhD candidate in nineteenth-century American history.  In The Last Jeffersonian, Ryan has resurrected a true American conservative hero, possibly even more significant because Cleveland was not tied to the Republican Establishment. May we hear more of Grover Cleveland, and from Ryan Walters, in the future!” – Professor John Eidsmoe, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Montgomery, AL

“America was founded as a highly decentralized federation rooted in State sovereignty and was led mainly by Southerners. Only 14 of the first 68 years saw the election of Northern presidents. No Northern president served two terms, but 5 Southern presidents did. This Jeffersonian regime was overthrown by the Lincolnian Revolution of 1861-65, which paved the way for crony capitalism and runaway centralization. But it met a strong opponent in Grover Cleveland a Northern man of Jeffersonian principles who alone served two discontinuous terms as president. His career is inspiring to all who seek to resist federal tyranny.” – Dr. Don Livingston, Professor Emeritus, Emory University and head of the Abbeville Institute

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