Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America: 101 Stories about What Makes Our Country Great

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America: 101 Stories about What Makes Our Country Great


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America: 101 Stories about What Makes Our Country Great by Amy Newmark

It's time for an antidote to all the negativity! You’ll find that in this collection of 101 inspiring stories about what makes America great. From apple pie and baseball to our military heroes and first responders, from our vast and varied country to our energy and spirit, these stories will make you proud to be an American!

We live in a great country, but we can forget that sometimes amid all the negativity that surrounds us. Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America will uplift and inspire you with its true, personal stories about the many different things that make this country great. This book will make you proud to call America home!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599602
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 560,164
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Lee Woodruff is a bestselling author who, with her husband ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation to assist injured service members and their families heal from the wounds of war.

Table of Contents

Foreword Lee Woodruff xi

1 The Red, White, and Blue

1 Flying the Perfect Flag Josephine Fitzpatrick 1

2 Old Glory Flies Again Sara Cell 4

3 The Soul of Independence Day Beth Cato 8

4 At The White House on 9/11 D.J. Sartell 11

5 A Devotion to Duty James C. Magruder 14

6 The Faces on the Mountain Barbara LoMonaco 18

7 Covering the Casket Jennie Ivey 21

8 Alien Persuaded Phyllis McKinley 23

9 The Feelings Flag Linda O'Connell 26

10 Pulling Together Connie Kaseweter Pullen 29

11 Memorial Day Volunteers Arthur Wiknik 31

2 A Nation of Helping Hands

12 When Hearts Come Together Elizabeth Atwater 37

13 Finding Purpose Christie Schmitt Coombs 41

14 The Greatest Parade Mary Beth Magee 45

15 1,000 Heroes Michelle Bruce 48

16 Military Bracelet Returned after Eighteen Years Miriam Hill 50

17 Snowbound Susan Lendroth 52

18 American Spirit Soars at Lowest Times Woody Woodburn 54

19 All Hail to the USO Kay Presto 57

20 Home from Haiti Jerri Elders 60

21 Hands Across America Carisa J. Burrows 64

22 A Hero's Welcome Catherine Ancewicz 66

23 How Mr. Hawkins Changed My Life Lisa P. Tubbs 70

3 Our Vast and Beautiful Land

24 Fifty States - One Nation Dean Nicholas Karnazes 77

25 The Man of the Van Lon Hein 81

26 Free a Marine to Fight Annmarie B. Tait 85

27 Taking Root Marianne Fosnow 89

28 Abandonment Tziyona Kantor 92

29 National Parks - America's Best Idea Gayle M. Irwin 95

30 Trucking Across the USA Connie Kaseweter Pullen 98

31 Traveling Human Karen DeVault 102

32 I'm Not the One with the Accent Lynn Hare 106

4 America's Heroes

33 Heroes in Plain Clothes Renae H. MacLachlan 113

34 The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday Gayle Veitenheimer 117

35 And Justice for All A.B. Chesler 121

36 Shorty and Me Cathryn Hasek 124

37 The Cell Phone Dana Martin 127

38 Good Soldiers Elaine Thomas 131

39 A Change of Command Sally Friedman 135

40 Living to Serve Samantha Harmon-Thompson 138

41 Freedom Fighter Welby O'Brien 139

42 Sacrifices Judee Stapp 141

43 I Love You More Katelynn Stream 145

44 Above and Beyond the Call Cindy Richardson 148

45 My Father's Footsteps Bridget Magee 152

46 An American Mother Natalie June Reilly 155

5 One People, United

47 An American Home Town Susan Kimmel Wright 161

48 A Ship in the Harbor Karen Howard 165

49 Memorial Day Jan Sydnam 167

50 We Are One Linda C. Wright 169

51 Our Victory Garden Jonita Mullins 172

52 A Taxing Topic Jerri Elders 175

53 Flying with Spirit Kay Conner Pliszka 179

54 What American Spirit Means to Me Syfvia Garza Holmes 183

55 Touched by a President Hetie Burt 186

56 Electing to Serve C. E Williams 189

57 The Cap Nancy Norton 192

58 Small Gestures Suzanne Herber 195

6 That American Can-Do Attitude

59 The Alliance Singers Corinda Carfora 203

60 Giving Back to the World Robyn Rothermel 206

61 Home Run to the Moon Lois Hudson 210

62 Made in America Jeanie Jacobson 213

63 How Baseball Saved Me Sarah Morris 216

64 Grounded Dean K. Miller 220

65 STS-136 Mitali Ruths 224

66 Welcome Home, Troops Penelope A. Childers 228

67 To My Sister Whom I've Never Met Eva Carter 230

68 D.C. on a Dollar Vita Lusty 233

69 A Hundred Feet of Hope in a Thousand-Year Flood Zone Randy Collins 236

7 Our Proud New Citizens

70 Giving Kids the World Pamela Landwirth 243

71 My All-American Family Ronelle Frankel 247

72 American Boots David Hull 251

73 Election Day Jackie Minniti 254

74 The Pilgrim's Wife Eva Carter 257

75 My First Real 4th of July Maureen Rogers 261

76 Straight Out of El Cajon Grant Madden 264

77 How Family Comes to Be Tiffany Marshall 266

78 Home Sweet Home Daniel Martin Hurley 269

8 American Traditions

79 By Their Side Pennington Walker 275

80 A True Blue Sky Amy McCoy Dees 277

81 My Merging Mania Karen J. Olson 281

82 Summoned to Court Susan G. Mathis 284

83 As American as Apple Pie? Laurie Carnright Edwards 287

84 Take Me Out to the Ball Game Aaron M. Smith 289

85 Grace Visits the County Fair Jeffree Wyn Itrich 292

86 The Town that Taught Me Patriotism Larry C. Kerpelman 296

87 The Spirit of a Farmer Karen J. Olson 300

88 The Casserole Effect C. Joy 304

89 Play Ball Jan Bono 305

90 Corny American Pride Lisa Smith Molinari 307

91 Magic on the Diamond Antoinette Rainone 310

9 Seeing America from Abroad

92 In the Key of Connection Dee Dee McNeil 317

93 A Tradition of Kindness Harriet E. Michael 321

94 Rediscovering America Joan Bailey 324

95 The Strength of a Nation James A. Gemmell 328

96 Privilege and Perspective Allison Paster-Torres 331

97 Let Freedom Ring Peter J. Green 334

98 The Sixty-Year-Old Little Girl Mark Rickerby 337

99 The Fullness of Freedom Diane Gardner 341

100 The 9/11 Connection Nicole L.V. Mullis 344

101 In Hot Water Amy Newmark 347

Meet Our Contributors 353

Meet Amy Newmark 369

About Lee Woodruff and the Bob Woodruff Foundation 371

Thank You 373

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 374

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