I really love David McCullough. This book is a series of speeches he had given over the years at college graduations, historic places, and to political leaders. McCullough's love of history and every part of our American culture from the past is a true inspiration. After every speech, I wanted to go track down new books on the topics he addressed. I want to read great literature, I want to travel, I want to improve myself as a learner and as an educator. I will be returning to this short volume many times in the future.