The Resource Letters to America: : courageous voices from the past, (electronic resource)

Letters to America: : courageous voices from the past, (electronic resource)

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Letters to America: : courageous voices from the past
Title
Letters to America:
Title remainder
courageous voices from the past
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters to America was written to energize Americans at a time of economic stress and self-doubt. By reading of the sacrifices the previous American generations - that often endured everyday hardships beyond the comprehension of those of us with running water - challenges confronting individual modern Americans pale in comparison. Starvation and hardship was a given for the early settlers, and yet somehow they persevered and through the fruits of their labors and the tenacity of subsequent immigrants and their descendants, the United States of America grew and flourished. Do we have the work ethic and perseverance today of our forefathers? Do modern Americans even know what true suffering is? Tom Blair believes that Americans can come together to solve this country's problems, but they will need to be able to sacrifice and work like those who have come before us. A blending of Forrest Gump, Roots and a Profiles in Courage populated by characters from the country's past. Letters to America is a compilation of twelve letters, each a chapter told in first person, by fictional Americans about their everyday lives. The voices are entirely distinct-men, women, and children; white, black, Native American, Jewish-spanning four centuries, from early American settlers in Jamestown in the 1620s to modern day corporate lunches in mid-town Manhattan. Yet the stories are loosely linked by subtle resonances; and the letters have a cumulative effect that is both humbling and deeply affecting, filled with hope for a future that can be as inspirational as our past
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Blair, Tom
Dewey number
306.1
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • United States
  • Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
Letters to America: : courageous voices from the past, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11835501
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Publication
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11835501
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11835501
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remote
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11835501
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Letters to America: : courageous voices from the past, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11835501
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11835501
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11835501
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11835501
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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