Thorndike Press

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

  • David McCullough
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  • ISBN-10: 1432841955
  • ISBN-13: 9781432841959
  • DDC: 973
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 348 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2017
  • Bestsellers

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A New York Times Bestseller
Author is the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom

At a time of self-reflection in a divided America, historian David McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a volume designed to identify core American values to which we all subscribe — regardless of region, political party, or ethnic background — and help to guide us as we find our way forward.


Customer Reviews

“Very few among us possess the encompassing and informed perspective on America’s past and present that historian and best-selling author McCullough has . . . [his] legions of fans will flock to this edifying collection.”

— Booklist

“McCullough's passion for history and his profound belief in America, or at least his vision of America . . . is both encompassing and deeply hopeful. . . .Clio, the muse of history, smiles and nods her head on every page.”

— Kirkus Reviews