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WILLIAM J. BENNETT: America: The Last Best Hope, Signed Edition

With Volume 1 personally signed by William J. Bennett...

Here is William J. Bennett's acclaimed 2-volume history of our nation that patriotically asserts the American experiment in democracy, despite all its shortcomings, is still a success story.

Handsomely bound in genuine leather and accented with 22kt gold, this luxurious set has been personally signed by bestselling author William J. Bennett.

The features of this set include shining gilded page ends, fabric endsheets and a satin ribbon page marker. Pages are Smyth-sewn into the binding. The paper is acid neutral so the pages won’t turn yellow or brittle over time.

Printed and bound in the USA. (sold only as a complete set)

6 1/4" x 9 1/4"

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The exclusive leather-bound signed edition.


- Luxurious leather bindings cut from specially tanned hides of fine quality.

- Precious 22kt gold accents deeply inlaid on the traditional “hubbed” spines.

- Gilded page ends to add beauty and seal out harmful dust and humidity.

- Acid-neutral pages that won’t crumble with age.

- Sewn pages and heavy-duty binder’s boards to ensure lasting strength and durability.

- Moire fabric endsheets for beauty and strength.

- Satin-ribbon page markers add an elegant finishing touch.

- Meticulous quality marked by careful attention to every detail.

- Printed and bound in the USA.

Filled with riveting text and featuring more than 100 archival photographs, these sweeping volumes cover everything in American history from Columbus’ discovery of the New World and the heroism of the Revolution, to the dire hours of the Civil War, the reforms of the early 1900s, the Civil Rights Movements of the 1960s and the gut-wrenching tension of the Cold War. This extraordinary set cuts through the cobwebs of time, memory and prevailing cynicism and is a stirring reminder of America’s greatness and purpose.

Here’s what others have been saying about America: The Last Best Hope:

“A worthy and necessary book for our time.” – Commentary

“And the American story really is a remarkable one, filled with its share of brilliant leaders and tragic mistakes. Bennett brings that story to life.” – Washington Post

“Bill Bennett’s book will stand as perhaps the most important addition to American scholarship at this, the start of a new century… an exciting and enjoyable history of what makes America the greatest nation on earth.” – Brian Kennedy, president, The Claremont Institute

“Bennett has a gift for choosing pithy, revealing anecdote and for providing fresh character sketches and critical analysis of the leading figure. This is an American history that adults will find refreshing and enlightening and that younger readers will find a darn good read.” – U.S. News and World Report

About the Author

William J. Bennett is one of America’s most important, influential and respected voices on cultural, political and educational issues. The former U.S. Secretary of Education and chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities is a highly regarded historian and a bestselling author who is known for his message of patriotism and his love for American ideals.

This Easton Press Deluxe Edition is printed on archival quality, acid-neutral paper specially milled for this edition that conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability by the Council of Library Resources and the American National Standards Institute.

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