What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song

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5.9 X 8.9 X 1.8 inches | 2.45 pounds

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About the Author

Amy A. Kass, long-celebrated teacher of classic texts at the University of Chicago and senior fellow at Hudson Institute, has edited several anthologies, including The Perfect Gift: The Philanthropic Imagination in Poetry and Prose and (with Leon R. Kass) Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying.

Leon R. Kass, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago and scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, is the author of The Beginning of Wisdom, The Hungry Soul, and Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity. Dr. Kass has delivered the Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Diana Schaub is professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the Hoover Institution's Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society. She is contributing editor to the New Atlantis.


"Magnificent . . . A civic education in one volume." --George F. Will "A stupendous compilation of the best things said by and to Americans . . . Its diverse contributors include Philip Roth, Ben Franklin, Willa Cather and W.E.B. Du Bois. My friend Joel, an America-loving New York intellectual, gave me the book as a gift. He opens it every night at random and always finds something valuable. Now so do I." --Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal"Indispensable . . . Should become The Book of Virtues for patriots." --Mona Charen, nationally syndicated columnist
\u201cWhat's great about What So Proudly We Hail is that you can open it to any page and immediately begin exploring timeless questions of American creed and culture.\u201d --Weekly Standard
\u201cHow moving and thought-provoking . . . A welcome achievement.\u201d --First Things
\u201cA book of the quality of What So Proudly We Hail can doubtless reinforce and deepen citizenship and patriotism.\u201d --Commentary
\u201cAn inspiring book . . . I would commend this kind of humanities compendium.\u201d --Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities