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Author: William J. Bennett Narrator: Philip Bosco, William J. Bennett, Barry Bostwick Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1997 ISBN: 9780743548106
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Millions of American families have turned to The Book of Virtues and The Moral Compass by William J. Bennett for moral guidance in troubled times. Our Sacred Honor offers inspiration and instruction as well -- this time of a particularly American sort.
In Our Sacred Honor, Bennett has collected the best that has been thought and said by and about the men and women who founded America. The stories, songs, letters and speeches collected in Our Sacred Honor are an inspiring celebration of American exceptionalism. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “His publishing feats are a modern parable of the talents: give him ten old books and behold, he returns with five new ones. This time our Secretary of Edification has gathered together inspiring stories, speeches and letters by and about the Founding Fathers.” 

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Many of these passages are stirring and persuasive…The book is likely to be widely circulated.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 7/7/2013

    " Thanks, Jared, for this book! I love it. I love the letters and the poems and insights into the forefathers' lives. I love Bennett's reverence for those who paved the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 5/27/2013

    " Every parent should have this book in their home. The schools are not teaching History as they should. This is a must read for every family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 4/13/2013

    " Little vignettes about America that are suppose to inspire citizenship and patriotism in younger children. Not bad, not great. Bennett sort of dialed this one in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 12/21/2012

    " I love books on the Revolution, and this one is a good compilation of things I've read elsewhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 12/14/2012

    " Amazing to compare what the Founders of the nation valued and believed compared with the ideas going around today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 11/29/2012

    " I realy like this book. It has short reads from the Founding Fathers that are very inspiring. They are sorted by subject. i really learn every time I pick it up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myron | 6/11/2012

    " Thomas Jefferson is quoted "Adore God, murmur not at the ways of Providence." The book is packed with examples of the Founding Fathers' trust in the Creator. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 10/10/2010

    " haven't read all of the sections, but these people believe in absolute morality. right and wrong were not moving targets, but clear cut. these authors wrote to their children, and expected than to live accordingly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 7/12/2010

    " gift from daddy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dick | 4/30/2010

    " Bennett draws on the beliefs and writings of our Founding Fathes and the core values upon which our country was - and should still be - based. "

About the Author

Author William J. Bennett

William J. Bennett, bestselling author, educator, and speaker, is a conservative pundit, politician, and political theorist. He served as Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. A former senior editor of the National Review, he writes for the National Review Online, National Review, and Commentary.

About the Narrators

Simon Jones is an English actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. Besides winning many AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration, he has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, including for top prize of Audiobook of the Year. He was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine and as “Narrator of the Year” in 2005 by Publishers Weekly. As an actor, he has been featured in numerous Broadway productions and has appeared in the films The Devil’s Own, Twelve Monkeys, For Love or Money, Green Card, Brazil, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, and Miracle on 34th Street remake. His television appearances include a role in The Cosby Mysteries and Murder She Wrote. He studied at Cambridge University and the legendary Cambridge Footlights Dramatic Club.

Barry Bostwick has appeared in movies, television, and in musical theater. He played Brad Majors in the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and on television he appeared in the comedy Spin City with Michael J. Fox. In 1972 he received a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of Danny Zuko in the Broadway musical Grease. He then won a Tony Award in 1977 for his role in the musical The Robber Bridegroom. Bostwick continues to work in television.