Our Sacred Honor: Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches

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William J. Bennett
Diane Publishing Company, 1997 - History - 430 pages
Reveals the common principles that make us essentially American. They are articulated by the admirable men & women who first wrote what it is to be American. Bennett has collected the best that has been thought & said by & about the men & women who founded America: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John & Abigail Adams, & so many more. Not since Periclean Athens has such a small nation been led by so many larger-than-life figures. They give advice on virtually every aspect of -- good government, good relations between individuals & nations, & what it means to live a good life.

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SACRED HONOR: The Moral Thought of America's Founders

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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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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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