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Watchwords of Liberty: A Pageant of American Quotations
Watchwords of Liberty A Pageant of American Quotations Author:Lawson, Robert "Here are the words of great Americans in war and in peace - more than fifty of the famous quotations which highlight memorable moments in our American history from the days of the Pilgrims to the third year of the second World War. — For most of the quotations Mr. Lawson, in simple but singing prose, has written brief, vivid stories of the circu... more »mstances surrounding the spoken words, describing also the effect which these sayings have had upon generations of Americans.
More than this, most of the quotations are further interpreted, by original illustrations from Mr. Lawson's pen. 'Give me liberty or give me death,' 'Remember the Maine,' 'Sighted sub - sank same' -- these and many others by our great men from Washington to Roosevelt come alive in the author-illustrator's decorative drawings.
The whole book will give, to children and grownups alike, a real sense of America's heritage, a feeling of continuity forging the chain of American history link by link."« less