“If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it.”
So said Abraham Lincoln as he contemplated the great issues of containing slavery and preserving the Union. This book is written to show where we are, and whither we may be tending, by explaining our current political controversies in context of where we have been at similar crisis points in the past.
It is written as a distilled essence of American history, explained in the words of the people who made it. It focuses narrowly but intensively on six periods of quantum change that moved us into new political and economic directions. I want readers to understand the meaning of our history without bogging down in the trivia of it. Since it appears that we may be at another turning point in our history, it may provide insights into our future direction.
Americans who made us such an exceptional nation expressed their doubts about our future candidly. But they maintained their faith in our exceptional destiny during our bleakest hours, and theirs.
Here, in their words, is the DIARY OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM.
- Publisher : Alan Sewell (January 3, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 344 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0997226897
- ISBN-13 : 978-0997226898
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.86 x 9 inches