With wit, brilliance, and deep affection, the inimitable Ted Widmer traces America's wondrous history, from the Declaration of Independence to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He also looks unblinkingly at our less glorious history, from slavery to the occupation of Iraq.
This thoughtful, celebratory critique is written in the conviction that if Americans want the world to respect us more, then it will certainly help to know ourselves a little better.
©2008 Ted Widmer; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"[A] critical, informative and ambitious study that honors the best American impulses without ignoring the times the country has fallen from grace." (Publishers Weekly)
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