Spirit of America: Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches

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William J. Bennett
Diane Publishing Company, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 430 pages
The best that has been thought & said by & about the men & women who founded America. Here are the stories, essays, letters, & poetry they left behind. Here are Thomas Jefferson on Piety, James Madison on Justice, Patrick Henry on Patriotism, Abigail Adams on Love, Benjamin Franklin on Frugality, & George Washington on Friendship; the lyrics to "Yankee Doodle"; Longfellow on the midnight ride of Paul Revere; the Dec. of Ind.; the stories of the Liberty Bell, Washington at Valley Forge, & Nathan Hale; Emerson's "Concord Hymn," with "the shot heard round the world"; & Poor Richard's Almanack. An inspiring celebration of the Amer. spirit & the ideals that made Amer. great.

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About the author (1997)

William John Bennett (born July 3, 1943) is an American politician and political theorist. He served as United States Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988. He also held the post of Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (or "Drug Czar") under George H. W. Bush. Bennett was born in Brooklyn but later moved to Washington, D.C., where he attended Gonzaga College High School. He graduated from Williams College and went on to get a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in Political Philosophy. He also has a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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