The Soul of America

Written By Jon Meacham
The Soul of America
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 08 May 2018
  • ISBN : 039958983X
  • Pages : 416 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 19 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Soul of America written by Jon Meacham which was release on 08 May 2018, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Southern Living Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, 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 anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear—a struggle that continues even now. While the American story has not always—or even often—been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, “The good news is that we have come through such darkness before”—as, time and again, Lincoln’s better angels have found a way to prevail. Praise for The Soul of America “Brilliant, fascinating, timely . . . With compelling narratives of past eras of strife and disenchantment, Meacham offers wisdom for our own time.”—Walter Isaacson “Gripping and inspiring, The Soul of America is Jon Meacham’s declaration of his faith in America.”—Newsday “Meacham gives readers a long-term perspective on American history and a reason to believe the soul of America is ultimately one of kindness and caring, not rancor and paranoia.”—USA Today

The Soul of America

The Soul of America
  • Author : Jon Meacham
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST ...

The Soul of America

The Soul of America
  • Author : Arthur Hobson Quinn
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-15
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : The progress of the American spirit from its early racial ingredients through its political adolescence to the present day, with an analysis of the seven most characteristic qualities of the American temperament....

Healing the Soul of America

Healing the Soul of America
  • Author : Marianne Williamson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000-02-28
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : Examining a host of social and economic injustices from a spiritual perspective, the author of A Return to Love offers her perspective on how to change America from a greed-obsessed nation to one that respects the rights and dignity of all human beings. Reprint....

Republicanism Religion and the Soul of America

Republicanism  Religion  and the Soul of America
  • Author : Ellis Sandoz
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-23
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : As debates rage over the place of faith in our national life, Tocqueville’s nineteenth-century crediting of religion for shaping America is largely overlooked today. Now, in Republicanism, Religion, and the Soul of America, Ellis Sandoz reveals the major role that Protestant Christianity played in the formation and early period ...

The Soul of the American University Revisited

The Soul of the American University Revisited
  • Author : George M. Marsden
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-12
  • Total pages : 488
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : The Soul of the American University is a classic and much discussed account of the changing roles of Christianity in shaping American higher education, presented here in a newly revised edition to offer insights for a modern era. As late as the World War II era, it was not unusual ...

The Lost Soul of American Politics

The Lost Soul of American Politics
  • Author : John P. Diggins
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1986-08-15
  • Total pages : 409
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : Traces the history of American political thought, and argues that the neo-conservatives have lost sight of the moral foundations of the country...

Summary the Soul of America

Summary the Soul of America
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  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-08-18
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : A Complete Summary of The Soul of America The Soul of America is a book written by Jon Meacham. The book is about one of the most significant events from the American history- from the early days of the United States of America to the present day. The author wanted ...

The Soul of a Nation

The Soul of a Nation
  • Author : Christopher R. Altieri
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2015-11-04
  • Total pages : 236
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : In The Soul of a Nation: America as a Tradition of Inquiry and Nationhood, Chris Altieri contends that the forma mentis of the founders of the political society often viewed--by its members and by those external to it--as the non plus ultra of modernity, i.e., the United States of ...

The Soul of Judaism

The Soul of Judaism
  • Author : Bruce D. Haynes
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Total pages : 263
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : Explores the full diversity of Black Jews, including bi-racial Jews of both matrilineal and patrilineal descent; adoptees; black converts to Judaism; and Black Hebrews and Israelites, who trace their Jewish roots to Africa and challenge the dominant western paradigm of Jews as white and of European descent. The book showcases ...

Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawai i

Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawai i
  • Author : Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Total pages : 371
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Summary : All over the world people have a word for paradise: Hawai'i. Now there's a book that captures that magical place for its millions of residents, the 7 million visitors who make a pilgrimage there each year, and the millions more who long to feel the magic of Hawai'i on cold winter ...

The Soul of Doubt

The Soul of Doubt
  • Author : Dominic Erdozain
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015-09-30
  • Total pages : 328
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : From Freud to the new atheists, it is widely assumed that science is the enemy of religious faith. The idea is so pervasive that whole industries of religious apologetics converge around the challenge of Darwin, evolution, and the "secular worldview." This book challenges such assumptions by proposing a different cause ...

A Nation with the Soul of a Church How Christian Proclamation Has Shaped American History

A Nation with the Soul of a Church  How Christian Proclamation Has Shaped American History
  • Author : O. C. Edwards Jr.,James Dunkly
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2013-08-12
  • Total pages : 366
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : From the very beginning, religious leaders have influenced the course of American history—sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. This book examines those Christian sermons that set or changed the course of the nation. • Provides approachable information that helps any reader understand the role of religion in American history • Supplies ...

Saving the Soul of Georgia

Saving the Soul of Georgia
  • Author : Maurice C. Daniels
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-15
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : Donald L. Hollowell was Georgia's chief civil rights attorney during the 1950s and 1960s. In this role he defended African American men accused or convicted of capital crimes in a racially hostile legal system, represented movement activists arrested for their civil rights work, and fought to undermine the laws that ...

The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation

The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation
  • Author : Bradley F. Abrams
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 363
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : Through a reading of major publications, this book recreates a postwar mood sympathetic to radical social change, thus casting doubt on the standard view of the communists' rise to power. It also raises questions about the relationship between war and radical social change, the communist takeover of the region, and ...

The Lost Soul of American Protestantism

The Lost Soul of American Protestantism
  • Author : D. G. Hart
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2004-08-27
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 039958983X
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Summary : In The Lost Soul of American Protestantism, D. G. Hart examines the historical origins of the idea that faith must be socially useful in order to be valuable. Through specific episodes in Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Reformed history, Hart presents a neglected form of Protestantism—confessionalism—as an alternative to prevailing ...