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Bennett, William J. (William John) 1943-

Overview
Works: 360 works in 722 publications in 9 languages and 44,719 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Quotations  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Miscellanea  Biography  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Anecdotes  Prayers  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Interviewer, Compiler, Other, Host
Classifications: PN6014, 808.8038
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The book of virtues : a treasury of great moral stories by William J Bennett( Book )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-known works including fables, folklore, fiction, drama, and more, by such authors as Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and Baldwin, are presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith
The death of outrage : Bill Clinton and the assault on American ideals by William J Bennett( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 2,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author attacks President Clinton's defenses and analyzes the meaning of the Clinton scandals: why they matter, what the public reaction to them means, and the social and political damage he believes they have inflicted on America. The author dismisses the position that economic well-being is the only important measure of presidential performance; torpedoes American respect for European sophistication about private matters; and explains why he feels that Clinton's troubles are the result of his own doings
The moral compass : stories for a life's journey by William J Bennett( Book )

11 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and held by 2,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Moral Compass, the inspiring and instructive companion volume to The Book of Virtues, offers many more examples of good and bad, right and wrong, in great works from literature and in exemplary stories from history. Organized by the stages along life's journey, The Moral Compass moves from the first character lessons taught in the home, which shape the way children see life, to the countless choices that call the virtues into play as they grow older. The stories and poems serve as reference points on a moral compass, guiding the reader through the ethical and spiritual challenges along the pathway of life: leaving home, entering into marriage, easing the burdens of others, nurturing one's children, and fulfilling the obligations of citizenship and leadership." "The Moral Compass offers well-known examples from Western history and mythology along with a wider selection of tales and folklore from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Drawing on familiar authors such as Hans Christian Andersen, Washington Irving, Leo Tolstoy, and John Milton, as well as on intriguing but forgotten tales from centuries past, the stories in the Moral Compass are literary and evocative, designed to inspire as well as instruct."--Jacket
The children's book of virtues by William J. (edt) Bennett( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories and poems presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith
The educated child : a parent's guide from preschool through eighth grade by William J Bennett( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors present information needed to prepare children for kindergarten and "a state-of-the-art curriculum from kindergarten through eighth grade ... to monitor what is and isn't being taught in your school."--Jacket
Why we fight : moral clarity and the War on Terrorism by William J Bennett( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the events of September 11 unified most Americans and analyzes how a small number of intellectuals, writers, members of the media, and academics questioned the U.S. response to the attacks and America's own culpability
The de-valuing of America : the fight for our culture and our children by William J Bennett( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the need to reclaim American culture and how to protect and nurture the children of our country
The broken hearth : reversing the moral collapse of the American family by William J Bennett( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conservative spokesman provides a defense of the traditional family and its values and explains why single parenthood, cohabitation, gay marriage, and other trends are undermining the family ideals as the fundamental foundation of American society
The children's book of heroes by William J., ed Bennett( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of poems, traditional tales, and both fictional and true stories about all kinds of heroes
Our sacred honor : words of advice from the Founders in stories, letters, poems, and speeches by William J Bennett( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes works by the "men and women involved in the events of 1776 through 1787." Includes writings by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John and Abigail Adams and others
America : the last best hope by William J Bennett( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endeavors to present the history of the United States from a balanced perspective, describing both positive and negative events, and illuminating the powerful leaders who steered the country on the path of freedom
The book of virtues for young people : a treasury of great moral stories( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-known works including fables, folklore, fiction, drama, and more, by such authors as Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and Baldwin, are presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith
The children's book of America( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents stories of significant events and people in American history, patriotic songs, and American folk tales and poems
Body count : moral poverty-- and how to win America's war against crime and drugs by William J Bennett( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors blaim the increase in violent crime on "abject moral poverty, the destitution visited upon children raised without loving, capable, responsible adults who teach fright from wrong."
Our children and our country : improving America's schools and affirming the common culture by William J Bennett( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Counting by race : equality from the Founding Fathers to Bakke and Weber by Terry Eastland( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface: The purposes of this book are two: first, to inquire into the history of the idea of equality of all men in America: and second, to present an argument on a question of public policy, specifically on the issue of equality present in the case of Regents of the University of California v Allan Bakke
The children's book of faith( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A anthology of passages from the Bible as well as poems, stories, and prayers, intended for parents seeking examples of faith to help guide their children on life's journey
Our country's founders : a book of advice for young people( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of advice from our nation's founders on how to be a good citizen and a worthy member of civil society
Is college worth it? : a former United States Secretary of Education and a liberal arts graduate expose the broken promise of higher education by William J Bennett( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author, a former Secretary of Education explores the answer to a critical question: Should we keep sending our kids to college? The American system of higher education comprises some of the best universities, teachers, and students the world has ever seen. Millions of students around the globe want nothing more in their life than to attend an American university. However, many of America's colleges and universities today have serious academic, institutional, and other performance problems, and it is quickly approaching a crisis point, if it is not there already. Despite some excellent colleges and quality programs at many colleges, too much of higher education is wildly expensive. Students often graduate having learned little, or do not graduate at all. They are subjected to all types of non-academic distractions. For these reasons, many students would be better served exploring other educational alternatives. Here the authors assess the problems of American higher education at various levels, from runaway costs to inferior academics to poor graduation rates to political indoctrination, and propose serious reforms and alternative methods for improving higher education so that it better serves students
The American patriot's almanac : [daily readings on America] by William J Bennett( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best-selling author and educator Dr. William J. Bennett is a master of the story that is the United States. And in The American Patriot's Almanac, Bennett distills the American drama into three hundred sixty-five entries-one for each day of the year. Fascinating in its detail and singular in its grasp of the big themes, Bennett's Almanac will make anyone a fan of history, assembling even some of the most obscure details. Even better, it will make of everyone a patriot
 
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Banut, Wileyam Géy

Bennett, Bill 1943-

Bennett, William

Bennett, William 1943-

Bennett, William J.

Bennett, William J. 1943-

Bennett, William John 1943-

Bennett, William Lauriston

ベネット, ウィリアム・J

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The death of outrage : Bill Clinton and the assault on American idealsThe moral compass : stories for a life's journeyThe children's book of virtuesThe educated child : a parent's guide from preschool through eighth gradeWhy we fight : moral clarity and the War on TerrorismThe de-valuing of America : the fight for our culture and our childrenThe broken hearth : reversing the moral collapse of the American familyThe children's book of heroes