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by David Halberstam

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  • ISBN 0792259092
  • ISBN13 978-0792259091
  • Language English
  • Author David Halberstam
  • Publisher National Geographic (May 16, 2006)
  • Pages 304
  • Formats azw lrf lit lrf
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Politics and Government
  • Size ePub 1621 kb
  • Size Fb2 1583 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 458

"The freer we are … the stronger we are," writes David Halberstam in this probing compilation of original essays which distill the essence of America, an evergreen subject rendered even more timely by recent world events that highlight cultural clashes and prompt us not just to reconsider foreign attitudes and aspirations but to think anew about our own. Each chapter explores fundamental qualities, concepts and accomplishments that shape the American character: the sheer size of our country; the legendary events of our history; the heroes, villains, and icons of our national mythology; our enduring dream of a meritocratic society; and the unmistakable spirit that defines us both to ourselves and the rest of the world. Halberstam's keen observations introduce richly varied contributions by distinguished and eloquent commentators like Russell Baker, Ben Bradlee, James Fallows, Cynthia Gorney, Vartan Gregorian, and Janet Maslin, among others, who consider everything from Manifest Destiny to the McCarthy hearings and from Paul Revere's midnight gallop to John Wayne's classic cowboy riding tall through the American Century. Inspiring, enlightening, and enhanced by more than 300 photographs and illustrations, this wide-ranging collection provides thought-provoking, often surprising insights into how today's America took shape, who we are as a nation now, and where our country is headed.

David Halberstam won the Pulitzer Prize for his New York Times dispatches from Saigon during the Vietnam Wa. It has been said every time David Halberstam writes a book "This is his best work so far" "Defining A Nation" should be required reading for every student.

David Halberstam won the Pulitzer Prize for his New York Times dispatches from Saigon during the Vietnam War. The author of more than a dozen bestselling books on topics as varied as the automobile industry, baseball, and the 1950's, Halberstam is a member of the Society of American Historians and appears frequently on Charlie Rose and Face the Nation.

Our America: introduction, David Halberstam - The promise of America: the . Anthony Lewis examines our open society and the role of the courts in maintaining our freedoms.

Our America: introduction, David Halberstam - The promise of America: the immigrant experience, Vartan Gregorian - Expanding horizons: geography and American interests, James Hoge - The manifestations of destiny: the . Harold Moore (We Were Soldiers Once. and Young) extols the citizen-soldier and the remarkable courage he has seen such soldiers exhibit.

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Obviously I expect far, far better from Mr. Halberstram

Nevertheless, his name is on the cover and he receives royalties (I assume)so he has to be taken to task. Obviously I expect far, far better from Mr. Halberstram. Of the many essays in the book from a wide range of writers, only a couple are even worthy of reading. A definite skip - don't waste your time.

The freer we ar. he stronger we are," writes David Halberstam in this probing compilation of original essays which distill the essence of America, an evergreen subject rendered even more timely by recent world events that highlight cultural clashes and prompt us not just to reconsider foreign attitudes and aspirations but to think anew about our own.

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Defining a Nation' NPR's Bob Edwards talks with David Halberstam about a new book of essays, Defining a Nation: Our America and the Sources of its Strength. Halberstam called on celebrated historians and writers to explore the United States in all its complexity. NPR's Bob Edwards talks with David Halberstam about a new book of essays, Defining a Nation: Our America and the Sources of its Strength. More Stories about David Halberstam.

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Our America and the Source of Its Strength. Published May 16, 2006 by National Geographic.

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See David Halberstam, Defining a Nation: Our America and the Source of Its Strength (National Geographic: 2006), p. 108. Hail! to the victors valiant, Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes, Hail! Hail! to Michigan,, The champions of the West! . See Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy, Peace Corps; Stanley Meisler, When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years (Beacon: 2011), p. 13; Robert Dallek and Terry Golway, Let Every Nation Know: John F. Kennedy in His Own Words (Sourcebooks: 2007), p. 85.