By William J. Bennett
America, how good are you aware your history?
• Who quelled a coup d'etat through placing on a couple of interpreting glasses?
• Which U.S. senator was once approximately caned to demise at the Senate flooring?
• Which first girl refused to serve alcohol within the White apartment?
• What recognized inventor was once referred to as to discover the assassin's bullet in President Garfield's again?
• Which profitable candidate for president insisted on telling the reality approximately his intercourse scandal?
• Which cherished ex-president raced with dying and poverty to put in writing his best-selling memoirs and which recognized stand-up comedian got here to his rescue?
• Which president rigorously learn the trial notes of 303 condemned Sioux warriors and spared all yet 38 from the hangman's noose?
• Which "four-eyed" destiny president beat up a drunken bully in a saloon?
In his Farewell handle, Ronald Reagan stated if we fail to remember what we now have performed, we are going to disregard who we're. This publication, written through one in every of Reagan's such a lot dependable lieutenants, responds to Reagan's heartfelt demand an educated patriotism.
We all want to know extra approximately this land we adore. during this gripping story of a country, our country's earlier comes alive. here's the tale of these we selected to guide us and what they did with the remarkable energy we gave them. sign up for invoice Bennett for the good experience. America's instructor will lead you on a voyage of discovery.
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-Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
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America: The Last Best Hope, Volume I: From the Age of Discovery to a World at War by William J. Bennett