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For too lengthy we’ve lacked a compact, cheap, authoritative, and compulsively readable ebook that gives American readers a transparent, informative, and galvanizing narrative account of their nation. Such a contemporary retelling of the American story is particularly wanted at the moment, to form and deepen younger People’ sense of the land they inhabit, assist them to grasp its roots and share in its reminiscences, all of the whereas equipping them for the privileges and duties of citizenship in American society
The prevailing texts merely fail to inform that story with power and conviction. Too usually they replicate a fragmented outlook that fails to convey to American readers the grand trajectory of their very own historical past.
This state of affairs can’t proceed for lengthy with out producing critical penalties. An amazing nation wants and deserves a fantastic and coherent narrative, as an expression of its personal self-understanding and its aspirations; and it wants to have the ability to convey that narrative to its younger successfully. After all, it goes with out saying that such a story can’t be a fairy story of the previous. It won’t be convincing if it’s not truthful. However as Land of Hope brilliantly exhibits, there is no such thing as a contradiction between a truthful account of the American previous and an inspiring one. Readers of Land of Hope will discover each in its pages.