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The American spirit : who we are and what we stand for / speeches by David McCullough.

McCullough, David G., author. (Author).
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  • 21 of 24 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kershaw County Library System.

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Kershaw - Camden Library 973 MCC (Text) 33255003394658 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501174216
  • ISBN: 1501174215
  • Physical Description: xv, 176 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Simon Willard's clock -- Civilization and the city -- The spirit of Jefferson -- Which way forward -- The animating spirit -- The lessons of history -- What's essential is invisible -- The first to reside here -- History, lost and found -- The bulwark of freedom -- Knowing who we are -- The ties that bind -- The love of learning -- The summons to serve -- A building like no other.
Summary, etc.: "This timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States--winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many other honors--reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, as many Americans engage in self-reflection following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume that articulates important principles and characteristics that are particularly American. The American Spirit harkens back to core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward."--Jacket.
Subject: McCullough, David G. > Oratory.
National characteristics, American.
United States > Civilization.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
Genre: Speeches.
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