Tuesday, July 16, 2013
“America by Heart” is back! I’m very excited that HarperCollins has released “America By Heart” this month in paperback. I hope you’ll enjoy the changes and the new cover photo showing an iconic day of riding at the Reagan Ranch. It was such an honor to experience President Reagan’s beautiful ranch and then speak later that day at the Young America’s Foundation’s 100th anniversary celebration of President Reagan’s birthday.
I love the outdoor image for “America By Heart” because the book reflects the values that President Reagan held dear. I explain in my book my decision to use a quote from Reagan as my closing statement during the 2008 vice-presidential debate because his words perfectly expressed our need to preserve and protect the values that made America great. It’s why we won’t give up the fight for what is right. The quote I used in the debate against Joe Biden was this:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the blood-stream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.”
“America By Heart” was written from my heart about “the principles that have made our country great—keeping our government limited, our markets free, and our families strong.” And, as I note in my introduction, “these principles, like all fundamental human truths, are not self-reinforcing. They have to be remembered, cherished, and taught to new generations of Americans.”
If you’d like a copy with the new cover, hopefully you can it at your local bookstore, or order online at:
I do hope you’ll enjoy the encouragement and historical lessons the book provides. Keep the faith!
- Sarah Palin