Give Me Liberty by Richard Brookhiser audiobook

Give Me Liberty: A History of America's Exceptional Idea

By Richard Brookhiser
Read by Tony Messano

Basic Books, Hachette Book Group 9781541699137

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 11/05/2019

    ISBN: 9781549128769

  • Available on 11/05/2019

    ISBN: 9781549128745

  • Available on 01/06/2020

    ISBN: 9781549185311

Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An award-winning historian recounts the history of American liberty through the stories of twelve essential documents
Nationalism is inevitable: It supplies feelings of belonging, identity, and recognition. It binds us to our neighbors and tells us who we are. But increasingly -- from the United States to India, from Russia to Burma -- nationalism is being invoked for unworthy ends: to disdain minorities or to support despots. As a result, nationalism has become to many a dirty word.
In Give Me Liberty, award-winning historian and biographer Richard Brookhiser offers up a truer and more inspiring story of American nationalism as it has evolved over four hundred years. He examines America's history through twelve documents that made the United States a new country in a new world: a free country. We are what we are because of them; we stay true to what we are by staying true to them.
Americans have always sought liberty, asked for it, fought for it; every victory has been the fulfillment of old hopes and promises. This is our nationalism, and we should be proud of it.

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Author Bio: Richard Brookhiser

Author Bio: Richard Brookhiser

Richard Brookhiser is the author of What Would the Founders Do?; Founding Father; Alexander Hamilton, American; and America’s First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735–1918. The writer and host of the critically acclaimed PBS documentary Rediscovering George Washington, he is a columnist for Time magazine and a senior editor of National Review. He has also written for the New Yorker and the New York Times. Brookhiser lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English