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The Resource The soul of America : the battle for our better angels, Jon Meacham

The soul of America : the battle for our better angels, Jon Meacham

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The soul of America : the battle for our better angels
Title
The soul of America
Title remainder
the battle for our better angels
Statement of responsibility
Jon Meacham
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America, Meacham shows us how what Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and others, 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 and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women's rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of "America First" in the years before World War II; the Communist witch hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson's crusade to finish the fight against Jim Crow. In each of these dramatic, crucial turning points, the battle to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear, was joined, even as it is today. While the American story has not always or even often been heroic, and the outcome of that battle has never been certain, in this inspiring book, Meacham writes, "The good news is that we have come through darkness before," as time and again, Lincoln's better angels have found a way to prevail"--
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BLACP
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
history
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Fred Sanders, with an introduction and conclusion read by the author
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The soul of America : the battle for our better angels, Jon Meacham
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Publication
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Compact discs
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To Hope Rather than to Fear -- The Confidence of the Whole People: Visions of the Presidency, the Ideas of Progress and Prosperity, and 'We, the People' -- The Long Shadow of Appomattox: The Lost Cause, the Ku Klux Klan, and construction -- With Soul of Flame and Temper of Steel -- A Great and New Thing in the World: The Triumph of Women's Suffrage, the Red Scare, and a New Klan -- The Crisis of the Old Order: The Great Depression, Huey Long, the New Deal, and America First -- Have You No Sense of Decency?: 'Making Everyone Middle Class," the GI Bill, McCarthyism, and Modern Media -- What the Hell's the Presidency For?: 'Segregation Forever,' King's Crusade, and LBJ in the Crucible -- The First Duty of an American Citizen
Control code
sky2ocm92922860
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525640035
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 60cl0v
  • 40cl0v
Publisher number
12053880
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The soul of America : the battle for our better angels, Jon Meacham
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To Hope Rather than to Fear -- The Confidence of the Whole People: Visions of the Presidency, the Ideas of Progress and Prosperity, and 'We, the People' -- The Long Shadow of Appomattox: The Lost Cause, the Ku Klux Klan, and construction -- With Soul of Flame and Temper of Steel -- A Great and New Thing in the World: The Triumph of Women's Suffrage, the Red Scare, and a New Klan -- The Crisis of the Old Order: The Great Depression, Huey Long, the New Deal, and America First -- Have You No Sense of Decency?: 'Making Everyone Middle Class," the GI Bill, McCarthyism, and Modern Media -- What the Hell's the Presidency For?: 'Segregation Forever,' King's Crusade, and LBJ in the Crucible -- The First Duty of an American Citizen
Control code
sky2ocm92922860
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525640035
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 60cl0v
  • 40cl0v
Publisher number
12053880
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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