The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation
Harper Collins, 05.09.2000. - 656 страница
The American Reader is a stirring and memorable anthology that captures the many facets of American culture and history in prose and verse. The 200 poems, speeches, songs, essays, letters, and documents were chosen both for their readability and for their significance. These are the words that have inspired, enraged, delighted, chastened, and comforted Americans in days gone by. Gathered here are the writings that illuminate -- with wit, eloquence, and sometimes sharp words -- significant aspects of national conciousness. They reflect the part that all Americans -- black and white, native born and immigrant, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American, poor and wealthy -- have played in creating the nation's character.
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FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT : War Message to 492 Congress Poems of the
Issei 494 ROBERT CRAWFORD : The Army Air Corps 496 FRANK LOESSER :
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition 497 LEARNED HAND : The Spirit of ...
... individual statements on public policy that attain the moral integrity of Learned
Hand on “ The Spirit of Liberty ” or Margaret Chase Smith disassociating herself
from the depredations of Senator Joseph McCarthy . Our presidents in the closing
In a similar spirit, this collection offers its readers a respite from the bland and the
banal. It contains ample doses of principled rhetoric, angry demands, joyous
verse, and uplifting sentiment. Although the longer pieces had to be condensed,
Let us study the law of nature ; search into the spirit of the British Constitution ;
read the histories of ancient ages ; contemplate the great examples of Greece
and Rome ; set before us the conduct of our own British ancestors , who have ...
For my part , whatever anguish of spirit it may cost , I am willing to know the whole
truth ; to know the worst and to provide for it . I have but one lamp by which my
feet are guided ; and that is the lamp of experience . I know of no way of judging ...