By William J. Bennett
America, how good have you learnt your history?
• Who quelled a coup d'etat via placing on a couple of interpreting glasses?
• Which U.S. senator used to be approximately caned to dying at the Senate ground?
• Which first girl refused to serve alcohol within the White condo?
• What well-known inventor used to be known as to discover the assassin's bullet in President Garfield's again?
• Which winning candidate for president insisted on telling the reality approximately his intercourse scandal?
• Which liked ex-president raced with demise and poverty to jot down his best-selling memoirs and which well-known 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 tackle, Ronald Reagan acknowledged if we disregard what now we have performed, we'll put out of your mind who we're. This e-book, written through one in every of Reagan's so much unswerving 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 state, our country's prior comes alive. here's the tale of these we selected to steer us and what they did with the notable strength we gave them. subscribe to 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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