1. The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
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  2. The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

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  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.
  • Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early
  • suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War & the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women's rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long & Father.
  • Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson's crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear-a struggle that continues even now.
Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Jon Meacham
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Random Housee
EAN
9780399589812
Edition
1st
ISBN
0399589813
Label
Random House
Manufacturer
Random House
MPN
51119974
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
416
PartNumber
51119974
PublicationDate
2018-05-08
Publisher
Random House
ReleaseDate
2018-05-08
Studio
Random House
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