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The American spirit : who we are and what we stand for

Author: David G McCullough
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
This collection of speeches by historian David McCullough 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Speeches
Named Person: David G McCullough; David G McCullough; David G McCullough
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough
ISBN: 9781501174216 1501174215
OCLC Number: 969386301
Description: xv, 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
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.
Other Titles: Speeches.
Responsibility: speeches by David McCullough.


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"This collection captures McCullough's passion and vigor throughout. . . . [His] enthusiasm for history is infectious." -- Andrew Carroll * The Los Angeles Review of Books * "Acclaimed historian Read more...

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