America by Lynne Cheney
A Patriotic Primer

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America: A Patriotic Primer is a succinct history of the United States, an ABC of the principles on which this country was founded, and a book for children and families to pore over, discuss, and cherish.
A is for America,
the land that we love.
B is for the
Birthday
of this country of ours....
To choose the twenty-six people and ideas that comprise the book, Lynne Cheney has drawn on a lifetime of learning about the American past, and on the inspiration that comes from witnessing recent history firsthand. Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser imbues Mrs. Cheney's words with childlike joy through her exuberant drawings. Together they have created a patriotic primer, a book that teaches history by celebrating the diversity, tenacity, and faith of the American people.

This A to Z of America frames the story -- and the miracle -- of our country.
 

About Lynne Cheney

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Lynne Cheney's most recent book is the New York Times bestseller, We the People: The Story of Our Constitution, illustrated by Greg Harlin. She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers America: A Patriotic Primer, A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women, When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots, A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America, and Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America, and has written a memoir, Blue Skies, No Fences. Mrs. Cheney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Vice President Richard B. Cheney. Robin Preiss Glasser is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, written by Jane O’Connor; America: A Patriotic Primer, A is for Abigail, and Our Fifty States by Lynne Cheney, and Tea for Ruby by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. She lives in Southern California with her family.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by SCHOLASTIC INC. @. 35 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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And after 10 pages of lucid discussion and description, we don’t know whether Chollet and Goldgeier think Rubin saved the world or set it up for future ruin — a question with profound implications for today and tomorrow.

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As his many nicknames (Backseat, Big Time, Angler, Dark Side, Darth Vader and Deadly Dick) suggest, Dick Cheney has not only been the most influential vice president in history but also an intimidating adversary within the Bush administration and an unyielding advocate of using “any means at our ...

Sep 15 2008 | Read Full Review of America : A Patriotic Primer

National Review Online

Steve Hayes’s new Cheney bio is out.

Jul 24 2007 | Read Full Review of America : A Patriotic Primer

National Review Online

You know, that — he really has crossed some kind of line here.” Lynne Cheney loves her country and won’t let anyone tear it down — TV network or former president.

Oct 22 2007 | Read Full Review of America : A Patriotic Primer

Los Angeles Review of Books

Perhaps it was delayed reaction to the murky rationale for the Korean War, but as the Vietnam War grew it became clear that the government was not going to get a free pass on another war it did not obviously need to fight.

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Project MUSE

Having reached the top ranks, Dick Cheney’s willingness to work quietly behind the scenes expanded his powers far beyond those held by any other vice president, but his style ran contrary to people’s expectations of openness from their highest elected officials.

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Seven Ponds

And oftentimes, as Cheney chronicles copiously and gruesomely in her book, the body brokers’ “connections” are not only those in the medical field, but corrupt individuals in the funeral and cremation industry who have realized the easy money they can make on the side, selling body parts taken fr...

Sep 02 2011 | Read Full Review of America : A Patriotic Primer

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