If you are searching for a calming voice in these turbulent times in America, I urge you to find that of the great David McCullough – literally and figuratively. The legendary historian and author has a great voice for narration and has provided the voice for many documentaries over the years – and it is very calming and reassuring. But it is his complete grasp of American history that we need to pay attention to. Now, in his wonderful new anthology, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, we are treated to a collection of Mr. McCullough’s keynote speeches which shine a light on our collective past and what it means to be American, now and forever.

About The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough: “Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American. The American Spirit reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.”

In our current political climate and on the eve of the celebration of our Independence, it is good to be reminded of what holds us all together as one nation.

The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For by David McCullough is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.