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Remembering the pioneers

In a country preoccupied with presidential candidates preaching extreme liberalism and even unabashed socialism comes America's greatest living historian, David McCullough, with a new and needed book.

It's called "The Pioneers" and the subtitle is its theme: "The heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west" (Simon and Schuster).

Nowadays, while students at universities and public schools are learning a history

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