The American Spirit

by David McCullough
Read by David McCullough

4.23 Hours 04/18/2017 unabridged
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A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others—that 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, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American. The American Spirit reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.

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New York Times Bestseller

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others—that 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, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American.

The American Spirit reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[McCullough] is one of the great historical storytellers of his generation…Fundamentally Mr. McCullough loves the American story and its most illustrious characters.” Wall Street Journal
“A powerful argument for keeping history alive.” NPR
“This is not patriotic boilerplate. McCullough is a historian and a realist. He sees his nation with all its warts, beginning with its indelible birthmark of slavery and continuing through to today’s government dysfunction and political polarization. Yet he remains confident and upbeat.” Buffalo News
“McCullough perfectly embodies the part of remember-in-chief.” Christian Science Monitor
Ever since the author made a national reputation with his voice by narrating Ken Burns’s Civil War documentary in the late 1980s, he has staked a claim to being ‘America’s Storyteller.’ This audiobook of McCullough’s collected speeches contains no new research, only recitations of what he believes are our strengths as a nation. The speeches are interesting, and this work cements the author’s reputation as our preeminent public historian.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: David McCullough

David McCullough, acclaimed historian and New York Times bestselling author, has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other acclaimed books are 1776, Brave Companions, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, The Greater Journey, and The Wright Brothers. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 4.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English