By William J. Bennett
America, how good are you aware your history?
• Who quelled a coup d'etat by means of placing on a couple of studying glasses?
• Which U.S. senator used to be approximately caned to demise at the Senate ground?
• Which first girl refused to serve alcohol within the White apartment?
• What well-known inventor was once known as to discover the assassin's bullet in President Garfield's again?
• Which winning candidate for president insisted on telling the reality approximately his intercourse scandal?
• Which loved ex-president raced with dying and poverty to put in writing his best-selling memoirs and which well-known stand-up comedian got here to his rescue?
• Which president rigorously learn the trial notes of 303 condemned Sioux warriors and spared all yet 38 from the hangman's noose?
• Which "four-eyed" destiny president beat up a drunken bully in a saloon?
In his Farewell handle, Ronald Reagan acknowledged if we fail to remember what we've performed, we are going to disregard who we're. This ebook, written by way of one among Reagan's such a lot unswerving lieutenants, responds to Reagan's heartfelt demand an educated patriotism.
We all want to know extra approximately this land we adore. during this gripping story of a country, our country's earlier comes alive. here's the tale of these we selected to steer us and what they did with the remarkable energy we gave them. sign up for invoice Bennett for the good event. America's instructor will lead you on a voyage of discovery.
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"The position of historical past is to notify, encourage, and occasionally impress us, that is why invoice Bennett's splendidly readable booklet is so vital. He places our nation's triumphs, in addition to its lapses, into the context of a story in regards to the growth of freedom. now and then it's helpful to be reminded that we're a lucky humans, blessed with generations of leaders who again and again renewed the that means of America."
-Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
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"Bill Bennett's publication will stand as maybe an important addition to American scholarship at this, the beginning of the recent century. For the earlier fifty years American historians have both distorted American heritage or lowered it to a multitude of dull indictments of our cultural and political history. With this booklet Bennett bargains to americans old and young a thrilling and stress-free background of what makes the US the best kingdom on the earth.
-Brian Kennedy, president, The Claremont Institute
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