If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty Eric Metaxas

If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

Author: Eric Metaxas
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Book Title
If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty
Author
Eric Metaxas
ISBN
9781101979983
#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America. In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score. If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness--including our role as a "nation of nations"--and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Eric MetaxasPublisher: VikingPublished: 06/14/2016ISBN: 9781101979983Pages: 272Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.30h x 5.50w x 1.00dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2016Booklist 05/15/2016 pg. 12
#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America.

In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score.

If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness--including our role as a "nation of nations"--and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Viking
Published: 06/14/2016
ISBN: 9781101979983
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2016
Booklist 05/15/2016 pg. 12
#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America.

In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score.

If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness--including our role as a "nation of nations"--and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Viking
Published: 06/14/2016
ISBN: 9781101979983
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.50w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2016
Booklist 05/15/2016 pg. 12