But while he wears both his patriotism and politics on his sleeve, Bennett avoids flag-waving or talk-radio-style generalizations. This is a breezy, heartfelt survey, written with the average listener in mind, that will appeal broadly to those looking for an America-friendly introduction to 20th century U.S. history.
©2007 William J. Bennett; (P)2009 Oasis
This was the Second book that I selected from my Audible membership and it too was well worth the investment. I recommend the book as part of a full home schooling agenda. It is a great history resource as part of the whole set. Dr. William J. Bennett knows how to put together a complete and true picture of our American History. This book picks up from World War I up to the end of the Reagan years.
Dr. Bennett's second installment of his history of the USA continues as a balanced, fair treatment of our country. He ties in global events when necessary to understand the context of events in the US, but his focus is on the greatness of our nation and its special place in human history. He treats minor historical events as what they are -- minor -- and gives world changing events their due.
Excellent! Why couldn't we have used this for our history text book in school? I thought you set the bar so high in Volume 1, I was excited to get vol. 2. You didn't dissappoint.
This is the 2nd book in Dr Bennett's history series. I enjoy his teaching and explination. I didn't however like how he "added" his section about being Sec. of Education durinig the Regan administration. I'm not exactly sure why that info was important, other then to pump-up or remind readers of his role. It was unnecessary in my opinion. I would read the 1st in the series before jumping into this one.
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