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This Hardcover Edition of Charlton Heston's The Courage to be Free is autographed by Charlton Heston.

For many, just his name spoken aloud reverberates with authority and honor. Charlton Heston evokes a respect approaching reverence, even among adversaries, as a uniquely American legend who is simultaneously esteemed from afar and warmly embraced by his audiences.

Michelangelo. Thomas Jefferson. Andrew Jackson. Thomas More. Cardinal Richelieu. Marc Antony. John the Baptist. And of course, Moses. He's portrayed and understood them all. Soldier. Author. Civil rights advocate. Political activist. Grandfather. Genuine patriot. He's filled all those roles, too. He hasn't just spoken the word of God, he's also spent his life defending our God-given freedoms. How to keep those freedoms is what this book is about.

Charlton Heston is widely regarded as one of the most politically influential Americans never elected to public office. Since he's not a professional politician, he can't be unseated from the debate. But like a politician, he gets the airtime and ink and coverage personal freedoms depend on. That rich tradition continues in this book, where he tells the hard truths of an America vanishing into the mist of memory--and how we must muster the individual courage to bring her back. His challenge is based on a simple truth: Americans are born with more freedom than any other people in history. To keep it, we must be more courageous than any other people in history. This belief is rooted in his unimpeachable history of lobbying for civil and individual rights, most recently as president of the National Rifle Association. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963. Supporting civil rights then was about as popular as supporting gun rights now. So in these pages Heston often uses the issue of Second Amendment gun rights as a chilling example of personal freedom under attack, and harbinger of worse to come.

Get your Charlton Heston autographed book today!

Product Details

  • Pages: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Saudade Press
  • Release Date: April 26, 2021
  • ISBN-13: 9780970368805
  • Edition: Autographed Hardcover Edition

About The Author

Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in almost 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. He also starred in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Secret of the Incas (1954), Touch of Evil (1958) with Orson Welles, The Big Country (1958), Ben-Hur (1959), for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, El Cid (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Omega Man (1971) and Soylent Green (1973).

 

In the 1950s and 1960s, he was one of a handful of Hollywood actors to speak openly against racism and was an active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Heston left the Democratic Party in 1971 to become a Republican, founding a conservative political action committee and supporting Ronald Reagan. Heston was a five-term president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), from 1998 to 2003. After announcing he had Alzheimer's disease in 2002, he retired from both acting and the NRA presidency.

Product Details

This Hardcover Edition of Charlton Heston's The Courage to be Free is autographed by Charlton Heston.

For many, just his name spoken aloud reverberates with authority and honor. Charlton Heston evokes a respect approaching reverence, even among adversaries, as a uniquely American legend who is simultaneously esteemed from afar and warmly embraced by his audiences.

Michelangelo. Thomas Jefferson. Andrew Jackson. Thomas More. Cardinal Richelieu. Marc Antony. John the Baptist. And of course, Moses. He's portrayed and understood them all. Soldier. Author. Civil rights advocate. Political activist. Grandfather. Genuine patriot. He's filled all those roles, too. He hasn't just spoken the word of God, he's also spent his life defending our God-given freedoms. How to keep those freedoms is what this book is about.

Charlton Heston is widely regarded as one of the most politically influential Americans never elected to public office. Since he's not a professional politician, he can't be unseated from the debate. But like a politician, he gets the airtime and ink and coverage personal freedoms depend on. That rich tradition continues in this book, where he tells the hard truths of an America vanishing into the mist of memory--and how we must muster the individual courage to bring her back. His challenge is based on a simple truth: Americans are born with more freedom than any other people in history. To keep it, we must be more courageous than any other people in history. This belief is rooted in his unimpeachable history of lobbying for civil and individual rights, most recently as president of the National Rifle Association. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963. Supporting civil rights then was about as popular as supporting gun rights now. So in these pages Heston often uses the issue of Second Amendment gun rights as a chilling example of personal freedom under attack, and harbinger of worse to come.

Get your Charlton Heston autographed book today!

Product Details

  • Pages: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Saudade Press
  • Release Date: April 26, 2021
  • ISBN-13: 9780970368805
  • Edition: Autographed Hardcover Edition

About The Author

Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in almost 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. He also starred in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Secret of the Incas (1954), Touch of Evil (1958) with Orson Welles, The Big Country (1958), Ben-Hur (1959), for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, El Cid (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Omega Man (1971) and Soylent Green (1973).

 

In the 1950s and 1960s, he was one of a handful of Hollywood actors to speak openly against racism and was an active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Heston left the Democratic Party in 1971 to become a Republican, founding a conservative political action committee and supporting Ronald Reagan. Heston was a five-term president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), from 1998 to 2003. After announcing he had Alzheimer's disease in 2002, he retired from both acting and the NRA presidency.

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About the Author

Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist. As a Hollywood star, he appeared in almost 100 films over the course of 60 years. He played Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments (1956), for which he received his first nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. He also starred in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), Secret of the Incas (1954), Touch of Evil (1958) with Orson Welles, The Big Country (1958), Ben-Hur (1959), for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, El Cid (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Planet of the Apes (1968), The Omega Man (1971) and Soylent Green (1973).

 

In the 1950s and 1960s, he was one of a handful of Hollywood actors to speak openly against racism and was an active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. Heston left the Democratic Party in 1971 to become a Republican, founding a conservative political action committee and supporting Ronald Reagan. Heston was a five-term president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), from 1998 to 2003. After announcing he had Alzheimer's disease in 2002, he retired from both acting and the NRA presidency.