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    Thank you David McCullough for writing this book I appreciated the inspiration and optimism when the state of the world seems especially bleak The American Spirit is a wonderful collection of speeches McCullough has given over the years If you aren't familiar with his work McCullough is an American historian who has written some

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    “Read history By all means read history”“The American Spirit” is a collection of speeches given by historian David McCullough beginnin

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    ”Can it be that it was all so simple then Or has time rewritten every line And if we had the chance to do it all again Tell me Would we? Could we?” The Way We Were Barbara Streisand Songwriters Alan Bergman Marilyn Bergman Marvin Hamlisch “Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages” George WashingtonA collection of some of David McCullough’s speeches given at graduations events citizenship ceremonie

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    Fantastic of course The best way to read this book is by listening to the audio version McCullough has the most amazing voice

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    My daughter recently sent me a clipping from the Memorial Day weekend Wall Street Journal opinion page It was a piece by Peg

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    If you've never read anything by David McCullough start with this appetizer Otherwise this is dessert Enjoy

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    Never forget that one of the greatest of our freedoms is the freedom to think for yourself DAVID MCcULLOUGH The Bulwork of

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    I was disappointed by this book because I was hoping for analysis and insight However my disappointment is really my own fault because I didn't pay enough attention to its description This book is a collection of the author's speeches present

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    I didn't realize what The American Spirit was about really when I picked it up but David McCullough is one of my very favorite histor

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    I devoured this little book by America's distinguished historian He shares speeches he made between 1989 and 2016 So much wit and wisdom Everybody ought to read this

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A New York Times BestsellerA timely collection of speeches by David McCullough the most honored historian in the United States winner of two Pulitzer Prizes two National Book Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom among many others that reminds us of fundamental American principlesOver the course of his distinguished career David McCullough has s. Can it be that it was all so simple then Or has time rewritten every line And if we had the chance to do it all again Tell me Would we Could we The Way We Were Barbara Streisand Songwriters Alan Bergman Marilyn Bergman Marvin Hamlisch Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages George WashingtonA collection of some of David McCullough s speeches given at graduations events citizenship ceremonies over the years By their nature these are individually not overly long and easily read about America and what it means to be an American and the lessons and legacies of our ancestors through history History I like to think is a larger way of looking at life It is a source of strength of inspiration It is about who we are and what we stand for and is essential to our understanding of what our own role should be in our time History as can t be said too often is human It is about people and they speak to us across the years Yes we have much to be seriously concerned about much that needs to be corrected improved or dispensed with But the vitality and creative energy the fundamental decency the tolerance and insistence on truth and the good heartedness of the American people are there still plainly From the Introduction on McCullough shares his thoughts and feelings about these days we are in and how easy it can be to feel a bit down about the ways things are but also that in looking at our collective past as a guideline for our future we may examine what to keep and enhance and what to abolish for the sake of all We are after all a country built on a foundation of diversity and that fact should be embraced for what it offers us both now and for the future from the young to the old the dreamers to the farmers to the teachers and influencers writers musicians and dancers spiritual leaders and political leaders and those protesting injustices In his address to the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 he speaks of a program that has been talked about repeatedly but remains at a standstill and why understanding its history is crucial to finding the solution The core of such a program I suggest should be history for the specific and realistic reason that all problems have histories and the wisest route to a successful solution to nearly any problem begins with understanding its history He uotes from a letter written to John uincy Adams by his mother Abigail when he was an eleven year old boy as he embarked on a journey during winter across the Atlantic in the middle of a war These are the times in which a genius would wish to live It is not in the still calm of life or the repose of a pacific station that great characters are formed in contending with difficulties Great necessities call out great virtues When a mind is raised and animated by scenes that engage the heart then those ualities which would otherwise lay dormant wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman McCullough immerses the reader in a view of our country our world our future built on valor wisdom morals perspective hope and compassion His ability to bring history to life for all seems to fall into a category of a blessing for those readers for his inspiration enthusiasm and optimism for our future is both unmistakable and contagious Not uite three years ago I read McCullough s The Wright Brothers and loved his ability to keep me engaged in historical non fiction I was every bit as engaged while reading The American Spirit Who We Are and What We Stand For and it seemed like it just might be the perfect book to read around the Fourth of July or any other time for that matterRecommended Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, years By their nature these are individually not overly long and easily read about America and what it means to be an American and the lessons and legacies of our ancestors through history History I like to think is a larger way of looking at life It is a source of strength of inspiration It is about who we are and what we stand for and is essential to our understanding of what our own role should be in our time History as can t be said too often is human It is about people and they speak to us across the Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, years Yes we have much to be seriously concerned about much that needs to be corrected improved or dispensed with But the vitality and creative energy the fundamental decency the tolerance and insistence on truth and the good heartedness of the American people are there still plainly From the Introduction on McCullough shares his thoughts and feelings about these days we are in and how easy it can be to feel a bit down about the ways things are but also that in looking at our collective past as a guideline for our future we may examine what to keep and enhance and what to abolish for the sake of all We are after all a country built on a foundation of diversity and that fact should be embraced for what it offers us both now and for the future from the Her Husbands Christmas Bargain young to the old the dreamers to the farmers to the teachers and influencers writers musicians and dancers spiritual leaders and political leaders and those protesting injustices In his address to the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 he speaks of a program that has been talked about repeatedly but remains at a standstill and why understanding its history is crucial to finding the solution The core of such a program I suggest should be history for the specific and realistic reason that all problems have histories and the wisest route to a successful solution to nearly any problem begins with understanding its history He uotes from a letter written to John uincy Adams by his mother Abigail when he was an eleven The Geography of Witchcraft year old boy as he embarked on a journey during winter across the Atlantic in the middle of a war These are the times in which a genius would wish to live It is not in the still calm of life or the repose of a pacific station that great characters are formed in contending with difficulties Great necessities call out great virtues When a mind is raised and animated by scenes that engage the heart then those ualities which would otherwise lay dormant wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman McCullough immerses the reader in a view of our country our world our future built on valor wisdom morals perspective hope and compassion His ability to bring history to life for all seems to fall into a category of a blessing for those readers for his inspiration enthusiasm and optimism for our future is both unmistakable and contagious Not uite three Hold On To Me years ago I read McCullough s The Wright Brothers and loved his ability to keep me engaged in historical non fiction I was every bit as engaged while reading The American Spirit Who We Are and What We Stand For and it seemed like it just might be the perfect book to read around the Fourth of July or any other time for that matterRecommended

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The American Spirit Who We Are and What We Stand For

Poken before Congress the White House colleges and universities historical societies and other esteemed institutions Now at a time of self reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles a. My daughter recently sent me a clipping from the Memorial Day weekend Wall Street Journal opinion page It was a piece by Peggy Noonan titled Why History Will Repay Your Love and it was her review of historian David McCullough s new book The American Spirit This short volume is a collection of some of his speeches from the last couple of decades most of them graduation addressesMcCullough now in his eighties is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer an American treasure who is much honored and loved Any of the books he has written are well worth the read with this one being no exception I listened to the Audible version which he recorded and hearing the author read his own work was an additional treatHis love for history and for his country are evident and contagious and he has a special gift of bringing history to life Definitely recommended

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Nd characteristics that are particularly American The American Spirit reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe regardless of which region we live in which political party we identify with or our ethnic background This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forwar. I was disappointed by this book because I was hoping for analysis and insight However my disappointment is really my own fault because I didn t pay enough attention to its description This book is a collection of the author s speeches presented at graduations citizenship ceremonies event celebrations etc These speeches by their nature are short and shallow They also devote a lot of time to flattering the audience and praising local historical figures