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Author Rubenstein, David M., author.

Title The American experiment : dialogues on a dream / David M. Rubenstein.

Publication Info. Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Materials  LP 973 RUBENSTEIN    Check Shelf
Edition Large print edition.
Description 761 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Physical Medium large print (16 point) rdafs
Series Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Note The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged.
"Featuring: Ken Burns, Madeleine Albright, Jon Meacham, Billie Jean King, Wynton Marsalis, Rita Moreno" -- Cover.
Contents Promise And Principle -- Jill Lepore On 400 Years Of American History -- Danielle S. Allen On The Declaration Of Independence -- Catherine Brekus On Religious Freedom -- Donald E. Graham On The First Amendment And Freedom Of The Press -- Michael Beschloss On The Presidential Election Of 2020 -- Suffering And Sorrow -- Philip J. Deloria On Native American History -- Drew Gilpin Faust On Death And The Civil War -- Ken Burns On The Vietnam War -- Jack Jacobs On Military Service -- Restoration And Repair -- Henry Louis Gates Jr. On Reconstruction -- David W. Blight On Frederick Douglass -- Elaine Weiss On Women's Suffrage -- Jon Meacham On John Lewis And Civil Rights -- Invention And Ingenuity -- Bhu Srinivasan On 400 Years Of American Capitalism -- Walter Isaacson On American Innovation -- David McCullough On The Wright Brothers -- Douglas Brinkley On The Race To The Moon -- Dr. Francis S. Collins On The Human Genome Project And Scientific Research -- Creation And Culture -- Wynton Marsalis On Jazz, America's National Art -- Rita Moreno On The Actor's Life -- Mark Bradford On The Visual Arts -- Billie Jean King On Tennis And Activism -- Cal Ripken Jr. On Baseball -- Becoming And Belonging -- Lillian Faderman On The Struggle For Gay Rights -- Jia Lynn Yang On The History Of Immigration -- Madeleine K. Albright On Being An Immigrant -- Sonia Sotomayor On Civics And Civic Education.
Summary "In this lively collection of conversations--the third in a series from David Rubenstein--some of our nations' greatest minds explore the inspiring story of America as a grand experiment in democracy, culture, innovation, and ideas. -Jill Lepore on the promise of America -Madeleine Albright on the American immigrant -Ken Burns on war -Henry Louis Gates Jr. on reconstruction -Elaine Weiss on suffrage -John Meacham on civil rights -Walter Isaacson on innovation -David McCullough on the Wright Brothers -John Barry on pandemics and public health -Wynton Marsalis on music -Billie Jean King on sports -Rita Moreno on film Exploring the diverse make-up of our country's DNA through interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning historians, diplomats, music legends, and sports giants, The American Experiment captures the dynamic arc of a young country reinventing itself in real-time. Through these enlightening conversations, the American spirit comes alive, revealing the setbacks, suffering, invention, ingenuity, and social movements that continue to shape our vision of what America is--and what it can be"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject United States -- Civilization.
Historians -- United States -- Interviews.
Celebrities -- United States -- Interviews.
Americans -- Interviews.
Large type books.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Historians. (OCoLC)fst00957686
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Interviews. (OCoLC)fst01423832
Large type books.
ISBN 9781432893521 (large print) (hardcover)
1432893521 (large print) (hardcover)
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