The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation
Harper Collins, 2000年9月5日 - 656 頁
The American Reader is a stirring and memorable anthology that captures the many facets of American culture and history in prose and verse. The 200 poems, speeches, songs, essays, letters, and documents were chosen both for their readability and for their significance. These are the words that have inspired, enraged, delighted, chastened, and comforted Americans in days gone by. Gathered here are the writings that illuminate -- with wit, eloquence, and sometimes sharp words -- significant aspects of national conciousness. They reflect the part that all Americans -- black and white, native born and immigrant, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American, poor and wealthy -- have played in creating the nation's character.
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When I first assembled this collection, the imagined audience of The American
Reader was a group of family or friends, sharing with each other a favorite poem
or discovering for the first time a stirring speech. In fact, I received numerous
Of course, this is fairly ridiculous because even advanced telecommunications
requires letters and words to transmit messages and ideas. It is most certainly
convenient to communicate electronically with friends and businesses, but there
is no ...
Hear no ill of a Friend, nor speak any of an Enemy. Pay what you owe, and you'll
know what's your own. Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou owest, all thou hast,
nor all thou canst. To bear other Peoples Afflictions, every one has Courage ...
Tart Words make no Friends: a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a
Gallon of Vinegar. Make haste slowly. Beware of little Expences, a small Leak will
sink a great ship. No gains without pains. Many complain of their Memory, few of
It was sung virtually everywhere-on public occasions and often just to annoy the
British and their American friends. People quickly took up the song's credo: "By
uniting we stand, by dividing we fall" Come join hand in hand brave Americans