Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story, Wilfred M. McClay
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Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story

Author: Wilfred M. McClay

Narrator: Pete Cross

Unabridged: 20 hr 18 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: 03/23/2020

Genre: History - North America

Synopsis

We have a glut of text and trade books on American history. But what we dont have is a compact, inexpensive, and authoritative book that will offer to American citizens a clear, informative, and inspiring narrative account of their own country. Such an account can shape and deepen their sense of the land they inhabit and, by making them understand that lands roots, and share in its memories, equip them for the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship in American society. It will provide them with an enduring sense of membership in one of the greatest enterprises in human history: the exciting, perilous, and consequential story of their own country.The existing texts simply fail to tell that story with energy and conviction. They are more likely to reflect the skeptical or partial outlook of specialized professional academic historians, an outlook that leads to a fragmented and fractured view of modern American society and fails to convey the greater arc of history. A great nation needs and deserves a great and coherent narrative as an expression of its own self-understanding, and it needs to be able to convey that narrative to its young effectively. It perhaps goes without saying that such a narrative cannot be a fairy tale or a whitewash of the past; it will not be convincing if it is not truthful. But there is no necessary contradiction between an honest account of the American past and an inspiring one. This account seeks to provide both.

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