America: The Last Best Hope, Volume I: From the Age of by William J. Bennett
By William J. Bennett
America, how good are you aware your history?
• Who quelled a coup d'etat by means of placing on a couple of examining glasses?
• Which U.S. senator used to be approximately caned to loss of life at the Senate flooring?
• Which first woman refused to serve alcohol within the White condominium?
• What well-known inventor was once referred to 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 liked ex-president raced with loss of life and poverty to jot down his best-selling memoirs and which recognized 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 handle, Ronald Reagan acknowledged if we omit what we've got performed, we'll disregard who we're. This publication, written by means of one in every of Reagan's such a lot 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 state, our country's earlier comes alive. this is the tale of these we selected to steer us and what they did with the amazing energy we gave them. sign up for invoice Bennett for the good experience. 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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"Bill Bennett's publication will stand as maybe crucial addition to American scholarship at this, the beginning of the hot century. For the earlier fifty years American historians have both distorted American heritage or lowered it to a multitude of uninteresting indictments of our cultural and political history. With this booklet Bennett deals to american citizens old and young an exhilarating and stress-free background of what makes the USA the best country in the world.
-Brian Kennedy, president, The Claremont Institute
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From left to right, William S. Hart, Mary Pickford, Jesse L. Lasky, and Cecil B. DeMille stand outside Pickford’s bungalow. In 1916, Pickford signed a contract with the studio at a record-breaking salary of $10,000 a week. Hart would soon join the studio under the Artcraft Pictures subsidiary. Artcraft was set up to distribute the films of Hart, Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Dorothy and Lillian Gish. It was discontinued in 1921. 38 Geraldine Farrar, 1916. Lasky lured soprano Geraldine Farrar away from the New York Metropolitan Opera for a time by awarding her the star treatment, including a private railroad car to carry her west, a two-story house in Hollywood, and her own bungalow on the lot, seen above, with, from left to right, DeMille, Farrar, and Lasky.
This plot of land, like most of Hollywood, suffered from urban blight for decades. Billions of dollars of new investment has poured into the city over the past two decades, which has helped turn the tide. Currently, the corner of Selma Avenue and Vine Street, where the barn used to stand, is a parking lot, but a new $240-million project involving 360 apartments and a 60,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market is in the works. 59 Paramount Studios, 1926. From left to right above, Jesse L. Lasky, Frank Garbutt, Adolph Zukor, and Milton Hoffman survey the progress of their new studio while surrounded by workers.
Levee took his studio-building talents to the new First National Pictures Studios lot in Burbank, which, two years later, would become the new home of Warner Bros. Levee would later return to his former digs in 1929 to become executive manager for Paramount. He would remain at this post until 1932. Levee was one of the founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and became one of Hollywood’s top talent agents. 50 United Backlots, 1923 and 1927. These photographs show some interesting sets on the United Studios backlots, including the skeleton of a dinosaur (above), two views of an ocean liner set (above and below), and a log cabin (below).