By William J. Bennett
America, how good have you learnt your history?
• Who quelled a coup d'etat through placing on a couple of studying glasses?
• Which U.S. senator was once approximately caned to loss of life at the Senate flooring?
• Which first woman refused to serve alcohol within the White apartment?
• What recognized inventor used to be known as to discover the assassin's bullet in President Garfield's again?
• Which winning candidate for president insisted on telling the reality approximately his intercourse scandal?
• Which cherished ex-president raced with loss of life and poverty to jot down his best-selling memoirs and which well-known stand-up comedian got here to his rescue?
• Which president conscientiously learn the trial notes of 303 condemned Sioux warriors and spared all yet 38 from the hangman's noose?
• Which "four-eyed" destiny president beat up a drunken bully in a saloon?
In his Farewell deal with, Ronald Reagan stated if we fail to remember what we've got performed, we'll omit who we're. This publication, written by way of one among Reagan's so much unswerving lieutenants, responds to Reagan's heartfelt demand an educated patriotism.
We all want to know extra approximately this land we like. during this gripping story of a kingdom, our country's earlier comes alive. here's the tale of these we selected to steer us and what they did with the amazing strength we gave them. subscribe to invoice Bennett for the nice event. America's instructor will lead you on a voyage of discovery.
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-Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
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-Brian Kennedy, president, The Claremont Institute
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37 Redford Roadside Dining. ” While the Embers and Bet and Jesse’s (above) are long gone, one can still enjoy great old family fare at the Canterbury Palace, have a big Italian meal at Mama Mia’s, or head for a snack under the giant hot dog at Hefty’s (below). While they are all within a mile of Inkster Road, they came a bit too late for the travelers stopping by the tollgate seen on page 34. 38 Three Oakland County Three of a Kind. This early-1920s photograph of Grand River Avenue in downtown Farmington has the rare distinction of capturing all three of the common modes of travel (other than walking) used at the time.
But, by this time, Redford had a foothold in the 20th century, and travelers along Grand River Avenue were just as likely to opt for train travel, as evidenced by the tracks of the Detroit United Railway’s Orchard Lake Division (below) running down the center of Grand River. This service directly connected Redford with Detroit to the east and Farmington to the west. 36 Held Over. The city of Redford is a bustling place in the photograph above, taken around 1940 at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Lahser Road.
Brightonites have many memories of drugstores with soda fountains. Many fondly remember Uber’s Drugs, across the street, and its Uber’s Special: vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and a marshmallow topping—and a cherry on top, of course. F. Weiss Drugs & Barbecue on the left. Farther along Grand River, and much later, was the Canopy Restaurant, one of the truly elegant restaurants of its time. Linen tablecloths, great steaks, and the 30-year run of Earl Williams at the piano made this much-missed place a legend.
America: The Last Best Hope, Volume I: From the Age of Discovery to a World at War by William J. Bennett