The American Spirit

The American Spirit

Who We Are and What We Stand for

Audiobook CD - 2017 | Unabridged
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Collects some of the author's speeches delivered throughout the course of his career that celebrate distinctly American principles and characteristics. At a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, these speeches by David McCullough remind listeners who they are as a people and what they stand for, to help them find their way forward.
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
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2017
Branch Call Number: 973 M
Characteristics: 4 audio discs (4 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo
audio file,CD
ISBN: 9781508238706
1508238707

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Bududo
Nov 01, 2017

This is a collection of speeches given on a variety of topics largely sprinkled with insights relating founding father activities with then current (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s) affairs. The author would have been well advised to have someone perform the audio.

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tj_is_cool
Jul 21, 2017

Skip it. Such an interesting topic but it is presented / written in a super boring way.

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