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Ark of the Liberties: America and the World

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This timely, eminently readable, and highly informative history of the idea of America will be of interest to all who care about our country and the direction we must take in the years ahead to be true to our ideals and regain the respect we have lost in
Published July 1st 2008 by Blackstone Audiobooks (first published June 24th 2008)
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I thought it was going to be better. I remembered it being good when I read excerpts in college but it was very left slanted. Let me summarize the book: Democrats good, pro-liberty; Republicans and Christians bad, against liberty. Now you don't need to read this book. It gets two stars because the author wrote the book well.
Len Pollard
A genealogy of liberty in the U.S.
Many authors have looked at America, liberty and her relationship with the world, but Widmer does it with a unique intensity and wealth of knowledge and references. Not to mention that it is beautifully written. Even if you are steeped in American history, there is something to be learned on every page.
This is a narrative history of US Foreign Policy and views on the world. It would have been better if the author had provided cites to certain passages. Much is common knowledge but there are some unusual, rarely heard 'facts'.
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Edward (Ted) Ladd Widmer (born 1963) is a historian, writer, and librarian, who served as a speechwriter in the later days of the Clinton White House.

His parents were Eric G. Widmer and Ellen B. Widmer. As of 1992, his father was working as Dean of Admissions and financial aid at Brown University, and his mother was an Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures at Wesleyan University.
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