America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II)
Vendor: Oasis Audio
Publication Date: March 31, 2007
America: how well do you know your history? Which president was willing to have "France" written over his dead body? What was the first movie ever shown in the White House? Whose sleek, black, silent train was code named Amerika? Which presidential candidate was described as "the little man on the wedding cake"? In his Farewell Address, Ronald Reagan said that if we forget what we have done, we will forget who we are. Like the previous volume of America: The Last Best Hope, Volume II responds to Reagan's heartfelt call for an informed patriotism, telling the riveting story of the last century's great wars, the rise of world Communism, the struggle of freedom at home and abroad, and the triumph of liberty.
Dr. William J. Bennett is one of America’s most important, influential, and respected voices on cultural, political, and educational issues. A Brooklyn native, Bill Bennett studied philosophy at Williams College (B.A.) and the University of Texas (Ph.D.) and earned a law degree from Harvard. Host of the top-ten nationally syndicated radio show Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, he is also the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute. Former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1981-1985), and Secretary of Education (1985-1988), and first Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (1989-1990), Bennett is a regular contributor to CNN and has contributed to America’s leading newspapers, magazines, and television shows. He is the author and editor of eighteen books, two of which—The Book of Virtues and The Children’s Book of Virtues—rank among the most successful of the past decade. He, his wife, Elayne, and their two sons, John and Joseph, live in Maryland.