Patriotic Pick: May 2021 “Give Me Liberty” by Richard Brookhiser

Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here is one such title, suggested by Grateful American™ Book Prize judge Dr. Douglas Bradburn, president and CEO of George Washington’s Mount Vernon:

Give Me Liberty: A History of America’s Exceptional Idea by Richard Brookhiser. By exploring the singular wisdom and probity of 13 seminal works — including the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and William Jennings Bryan’s “Cross of Gold” speech — award-winning historian and biographer Brookhiser makes a persuasive case that the United States truly is unique among nations.

Patriotic Picks is a monthly feature in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.

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