Bennett, William J. OUR SACRED HONOR (Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches)
Simon & Schuster; 430 Pgs. 1997 1997 068484138X / 9780684841380 Hard Cover Like New Like New
Hard Cover. Like New/Like New. In OUR SACRED HONOR, William J. Bennett has collected the best that has been thought and said by about the men and women who founded America. And what a group they are: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John and Abigail Adams, and so many more that otherwise first-rated intellects such as John Dickinson, Benjamin Rush, and George Mason are relegated to the status of footnotes in the popular imagination. Not since Periclean Athens has such a small nation been led by so many larger-than-life figures. The only characteristic they shared more widely than revolutionary ardor was their talent (and inclination) for advice. Here is that advice on virtually every aspect of "the good" -----good government, good relations between individuals and nations, and what it means to live a good life. The stories, songs, letters and speeches collected in OUR SACRED HONOR are an inspiring celebration of American exceptionalism, produced by a collection of exceptional Americans. It is the best book on advice in more than two hundred years.