The American spirit : who we are and what we stand for speeches by David McCullough.Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.Description: xv, 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781501174216; 1501174215.Uniform titles: Speeches. Selections Subject(s): McCullough, David G. -- Oratory | National characteristics, American | Speeches, addresses, etc., American | United States -- Civilization | United States -- CivilizationGenre/Form: Speeches. | Speeches.DDC classification: 973
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Simon Willard's clock -- Civilization and the city -- The spirit of Jefferson -- Which way forward -- The animating spirit -- The lessons of history -- What's essential is invisible -- The first to reside here -- History lost and found -- The bulwark of freedom -- Knowing who we are -- The ties that bind -- The love of learning -- The summons to serve -- A building like no other.
This collection of speeches by historian David McCullough reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, as many Americans engage in self-reflection following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume that articulates important principles and characteristics that are particularly American.