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

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William J. Bennett
Simon & Schuster, 1998 - History - 432 pages
Celebrating honored virtues including patriotism, friendship, civility, courtship, frugality, justice, and piety, this collection of American wisdom culled from historic documents includes writings by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John and Abigail Adams, among others. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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The indefatigable Bennett (The Moral Compass, 1995, etc.) continues his campaign to inculcate the old values into Americans generally—and young Americans more particularly—this time out by gathering ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
15
CIVILITY AND FRIENDSHIP
143
EDUCATION OF THE HEAD AND HEART
219
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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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