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If you can keep it : the forgotten promise of American liberty / Eric Metaxas.

Metaxas, Eric, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

Eric Metaxas offers a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless people truly understand what their founding fathers meant for them to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of the tremendous fragility of that experiment and explains why that fragility has been dangerously forgotten - and in doing so it lays out our own responsibility to live those ideals and carry on those freedoms. Metaxas believes America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based upon liberty and freedom.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 323.44 MET 2016 (Text) 33892100387902 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/05/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1101979984
  • ISBN: 9781101979983
  • Physical Description: 260 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (259-260).
Formatted Contents Note:
The promise -- The idea of America -- The golden triangle of freedom -- "The wonder of the age" -- Venerating our heroes -- The importance of moral leaders -- "The almost chosen people" -- Loving America -- This is America.
Summary, etc.:
Eric Metaxas offers a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless people truly understand what their founding fathers meant for them to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of the tremendous fragility of that experiment and explains why that fragility has been dangerously forgotten - and in doing so it lays out our own responsibility to live those ideals and carry on those freedoms. Metaxas believes America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based upon liberty and freedom.
Subject: Liberty
United States > Politics and government
Founding Fathers of the United States
Liberty > History
Democracy > United States > History
United States > History
Political science

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