In his provocative and compelling new book, George Will offers a fascinating look at the people, stories, and events that make the American drama so endlessly entertaining and instructive. With Willï¿½s signature intellect and wry wit, One Manï¿½s America chronicles a spectacular, eclectic procession of figures who have shaped our culture — from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr., from Victorian poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from cotton pickerï¿½turnedï¿½country singer Buck Owens to actor‐turned‐president Ronald Reagan. In addition, Will crisscrosses the country to illuminate what it is that makes America distinctive ï¿½- visits that include the USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor; the 100th anniversary of Harley‐Davidson; Civil War battlefields, and much more. And of course, One Manï¿½s America would not be complete without Willï¿½s insights on baseball -ï¿½ the icons and the cheats, the hapless and the greats. Finally, in a personal and reflective turn, Will writes movingly of his thirty‐five‐year‐old son Jon, born with Down syndrome, and pays loving and poignant tribute to his mother, who died at the age of ninety‐eight after a long struggle with dementia.
Featuring the author, George F. Will, with an introduction by Edward H. Crane, President, Cato Institute.