By William J. Bennett
America, how good have you learnt your history?
• Who quelled a coup d'etat through placing on a couple of examining glasses?
• Which U.S. senator was once approximately caned to loss of life at the Senate flooring?
• Which first woman refused to serve alcohol within the White apartment?
• What well-known inventor was once known as to discover the assassin's bullet in President Garfield's again?
• Which winning candidate for president insisted on telling the reality approximately his intercourse scandal?
• Which cherished ex-president raced with demise and poverty to put in writing his best-selling memoirs and which recognized slapstick comedian got here to his rescue?
• Which president conscientiously learn the trial notes of 303 condemned Sioux warriors and spared all yet 38 from the hangman's noose?
• Which "four-eyed" destiny president beat up a drunken bully in a saloon?
In his Farewell deal with, Ronald Reagan acknowledged if we disregard what we have now performed, we are going to overlook who we're. This booklet, written by way of one in all Reagan's such a lot dependable lieutenants, responds to Reagan's heartfelt demand an educated patriotism.
We all want to know extra approximately this land we adore. during this gripping story of a kingdom, our country's previous comes alive. here's the tale of these we selected to guide us and what they did with the outstanding strength we gave them. subscribe to invoice Bennett for the nice event. America's instructor will lead you on a voyage of discovery.
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-Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
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In the 19th century, the Michigan National Guard used the area as a summer camp. In 1898, five regiments were organized and trained at Island Lake, with two of them seeing active duty in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. The soldiers (above) are members of one of the regiments trained in the area and are shown assembled for a reunion. In peacetime, the Island Lake area was a popular destination for camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, and boating. At one time, it boasted a large population of summer cottage residents, and it even had a hotel (below), an auditorium, grocery stores, and excursion boats.
But it is going to have a happy ending. In 2000, the Livingston Arts Council (LAC) bought the building. The former hardware store on the first floor was renovated and is now open to the public—as seen below—with art shows, classes, and event rental space. The vibrant LAC continues to restore the building, with hopes of opening the grand opera space on the third floor again. 62 Photograph Graphic. Roy J. Lyndon (1879–1961) was a professional photographer occupying a studio along Grand River Avenue in Howell, seen here, long before Duane Zemper even got to town.
This service directly connected Redford with Detroit to the east and Farmington to the west. 36 Held Over. The city of Redford is a bustling place in the photograph above, taken around 1940 at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Lahser Road. In the background, just a few doors beyond the corner, the prominent blade sign of the Redford Theatre towers over its marquee. Built in 1928, it continues to operate as an entertainment venue in the present day, a proud and majestic survivor of the golden age of movie palaces.
America: The Last Best Hope, Volume I: From the Age of Discovery to a World at War by William J. Bennett