The Essential American: A Patriot's Resource; 25 Documents and Speeches Every American Should Own

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Various Authors

Narrated By: Jim Meskimen, Vanessa Hart

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2010

Duration: 12 hours 14 minutes


Edited by Jackie Gingrich Cushman; Foreword by Newt Gingrich

More than ever, Americans are realizing that if we want to keep this country great, we must be citizen-patriots. And here's the handbook every citizen-patriot needs: The Essential American, featuring the fundamental documents of our nation's history.

Compiled by syndicated columnist Jackie Gingrich Cushman and featuring a foreword by her father'bestselling author and former Speaker of the House'Newt Gingrich, The Essential American is the ultimate patriot's resource. Featuring well-known and lesser-known documents and speeches, The Essential American includes: the Declaration of Independence; the Constitution; Daniel Webster's Plymouth Oration; Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address; Douglas MacArthur's Duty, Honor, Country speech; Ronald Reagan's speech at the Brandenburg Gate; and much more!

'America has a grand heritage, but it's too often glossed over or even ignored in schools controlled by a liberal agenda focused on rewriting history. And those of us lucky enough to have been taught the real, unapologetic history of our great nation always need a refresher. That's why I'm so pleased with Jackie Gingrich Cushman's The Essential American: 25 Documents and Speeches Every American Should Own. Jackie has compiled the speeches and documents you read in history class'or wish you'd read'and introduced each one with interesting historical details and explanations of how it shaped the character of America. Pick up this unique resource for the history of our nation. You'll return to it again and again as you're reminded of why you're proud to be an American.''Sean Hannity