Bennett, William J.
Title OUR SACRED HONOR (Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches)
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Like New
Jacket Condition Like New
Publisher Simon & Schuster; 430 Pgs. 1997 1997
068484138X / 9780684841380
Seller ID 2057
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.
FOUNDERS; LETTERS; POEMS; STORIES; SPEECHES; BENNETT, WILLIAM; EDUCATION