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We the People by Juan Williams

We the People

We the People by Juan Williams
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Apr 11, 2017 | 464 Pages
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Advance Praise for We the People
 
“American democracy is continually being reborn, and Juan Williams brings alive the impact of some of the modern-day leaders of this renewal. By portraying people of different backgrounds and ideologies, he has created a series of narratives that are both inspiring and thought provoking.”
— Walter Isaacson
 
“In a Washington boiling with anger, some of it real and some of it synthetic, Juan Williams is a rarity. He combines strong beliefs with a cheerful ability to see how disparate people, including some with whom he disagrees, have enriched the American mosaic. From Robert Moses to Robert Ball, and from George Meany to Charlton Heston, this book will remind readers of some strong men and women who made the nation strong.”
–George F. Will
 
“The Founders of our nation, politically bold and intellectually adventurous, would be appalled at the idea that their revolutionary work would be used as a trump card against change, creative thinking, or social progress. The genius of Juan Williams’ We the People is that it shows how subsequent generations kept the promise of those who created our republic by building on their work rather than sitting back complacently, advancing the rights of excluded groups, and facing new problems squarely. Williams’ moving portraits of key figures in our national story show why the American gift for self-criticism and self-correction will always be one of our greatest assets.”
 – E. J. Dionne Jr., author, Why the Right Went Wrong
 
“Juan Williams’ We the People is a fascinating intellectual romp through American history.  All sorts of burning current event issues— the Gun Lobby, immigration, evangelical politics, sexual revolution— are brilliantly explored by Williams.  Only a first rate mind could have written such a wide ranging and original survey.  Highly recommended!”
–Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University and author of Rightful Heritage:  Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
 
“The Founders themselves would have approved of this ambitious and endlessly fascinating book. With his customary acumen, Juan Williams weaves together a rich montage of the people shaping a diverse and dynamic modern America. We the People is social history at its very finest, and belongs on the bookshelf of all history buffs. What a daring book! What a triumph!”
— Jay Winik, author of 1944 and April 1865

“Juan Williams has penned a rich, fascinating, and zesty tour among the men and women who have helped shape what we think of today when we think of America.  The book is provocative, fun, and nonpartisan, all at the same time.  Just what we need to explain how we got here, and where we might be headed.”
 – Stephen L. Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University

“The battle over the Constitution and how the USA should be run rages on. For Americans who want an informed view of the great debate, there is no better book than We the People. I thank Juan Williams for writing it.”
— Bill O’Reilly, Anchor, Fox News Channel


From the Hardcover edition.

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