America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II): From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom

America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II): From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom

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by William J Bennett, Jon Gauger
     
 

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America: how well do you know your history?   Which president was willing to have "France" written over his dead body?  What was the first movie ever shown in the White House?  Whose sleek, black, silent train was code named Amerika?  Which presidential candidate was described as "the little man on the wedding cake"?  In his

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America: how well do you know your history?   Which president was willing to have "France" written over his dead body?  What was the first movie ever shown in the White House?  Whose sleek, black, silent train was code named Amerika?  Which presidential candidate was described as "the little man on the wedding cake"?  In his Farewell Address, Ronald Reagan said that if we forget what we have done, we will forget who we are.  Like the previous volume of America: The Last Best Hope, Volume II responds to Reagan's heartfelt call for an informed patriotism, telling the riveting story of the last century's great wars, the rise of world Communism, the struggle of freedom at home and abroad, and the triumph of liberty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609811297
Publisher:
Oasis Audio
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
America: the Last Best Hope Series
Edition description:
Library Unabridged, Library Edition
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. William J. Bennett is one of America’s most important, influential, and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. A Brooklyn native, Bill Bennett studied philosophy at Williams College (B.A.) and the University of Texas (Ph.D.) and earned a law degree from Harvard. Host of the top-ten nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, he is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute. Former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1981-1985), and Secretary of Education (1985-1988), and first Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (1989-1990), Bennett is a regular contributor to CNN and has contributed to America’s leading newspapers, magazines, and television shows. He is the author and editor of eighteen books, two of which—The Book of Virtues and The Children’s Book of Virtues—rank among the most successful of the past decade. He, his wife, Elayne, and their two sons, John and Joseph, live in Maryland.

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TexasBonnieBelle More than 1 year ago
I am surprised by how easy this is to read. It reads like a novel rather than an informative history text. I put off reading it for months because I thought it was going to be like those horrible history books from my childhood -- dull and boring with lots of statistics. It's not like that at all. I began reading it this weekend and I can't put it down. I even brought it to work to read during my lunch hour!! Don't put it off another day as you will absolutely enjoy the read and the by-product is that you will learn about history -- history made enjoyable by the writing style of Bill Bennett. You will love this -- I promise.
yardner More than 1 year ago
This was every bit as good and informative as Volume I.
If you want some truth that will make you proud to be an American, this is it.
Many forgotten (or ignored) truths are brought to light.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Bennett writes such wonderful books. This one was filled with such interesting history. It was written with seriousness and humor. If you love history and have not read this book, you are missing something. His books stay in my library for reference and quotes.