The American Spirit

  • by David McCullough
  • Narrated by David McCullough
  • 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States - winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others - that reminds us of fundamental American principles.
Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American. The American Spirit reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.


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Our New "OLD MAN ELOQUENT" Rides Again

David McCullough is a musing, thoughtful philosopher/historian. He is my favorite author in any genre and every type ever...period. Perhaps it is due to the way his writing transcends genre, his voice transcends ages, and his heart is for all that is good for America and the world. If I could have 5 minutes in person with him, I would shake his hand as a man, hug him as a grandfather, and sit at his feet as a father asking "Please tell me more."
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- Ray

An American Icon

I could listen to David MC read the phone book. there's something bitter sweet about sitting at his feet. American Spirit seems as though we are and what we stand for, but somehow seem to be forgetting losing overtime. They say that Robert E Lee was called the marble man, in my opinion David McCullough has replaced him as the monument to American ideals.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-18-2017
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio