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The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand for

speeches by David McCullough
Format
Book
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Language
English
Uniform Title
Speeches
ISBN
9781501174216, 1501174215, 9781501174209
Summary
"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..."--Jacket.
Contents
  • 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.
Description
xv, 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Technical Details
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