The Soul of America

The Soul of America

The Battle for Our Better Angels

Large Print - 2018
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To better understand the present moment in American politics, we must look back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have repeatedly won the day during turning points in American history. Among other subject, he writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson's crusade to finish the fight against Jim Crow
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Random House Large Print, c2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781984832085
Characteristics: xiv, 751 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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Jul 25, 2018

Naturally exceptional with the author being who it is. It is amazing that our country cycles through these types of divisive periods every so often, but somehow our country survives because of good people and our laws. Always be thankful for our Constitution and the forethought of the men who wrote it.

Jul 18, 2018

Exceptional writer. Extensive research. Speaks to today. Couldn’t put it down.

May 29, 2018

I have been to pick this book up twice and it is not on my hold shelf. Librarian at front desk tried to find it but could not.


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Jun 12, 2018

So what can we, in our time, learn from the past, even while we're getting knocked in the head? That the perfect should not be the enemy of the good. That compromise is the oxygen of democracy. And that we learn the most from those who came before not by gazing up at them uncritically or down on them condescendingly but by looking them in the eye and taking their true measure as human beings, not as gods.


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