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This I Believe is a national media project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values and beliefs that guide their daily lives. NPR airs these three-minute essays on All Things Considered, Tell Me More and Weekend Edition Sunday.

This I Believe is based on a 1950s radio program of the same name, hosted by acclaimed journalist Edward R. Murrow. In creating This I Believe, Murrow said the program sought "to point to the common meeting grounds of beliefs, which is the essence of brotherhood and the floor of our civilization."

Each day, millions of Americans gathered by their radios to hear compelling essays from the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, and Harry Truman as well as corporate leaders, cab drivers, scientists, and secretaries— anyone able to distill into a few minutes the guiding principles by which they lived. Their words brought comfort and inspiration to a country worried about the Cold War, McCarthyism, and racial division.

The following authors have contributed essays to This I Believe.

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This I Believe

The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

“A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer Based on the NPR series of the...

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By Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

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This I Believe II

More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers...

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By Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

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Hill and Wang

The Night Trilogy

Night, Dawn, Day

Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1958, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in...

"...boy and his father in Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and of his battle..."

Elie Wiesel Elie Wiesel

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Night

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of...

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By Marion Wiesel and Elie Wiesel

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Dawn

A Novel

“The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review  Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli...

".... The night-long wait for morning and death provides Dawn, Elie Wiesel’s ever more timely novel..."

By Elie Wiesel and Frances Frenaye

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Day

A Novel

"Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The New York Times Book Review The publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel’s...

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By Elie Wiesel and Anne Borchardt

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St. Martin's Griffin

Sock

Twisting the buddy cop story upside down and inside out, Penn Jillette has created the most distinctive narrator to come along in fiction in many years: a sock...

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Penn Jillette

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Sunburst Paperbacks

The Huckabuck Family

and How They Raised Popcorn in Nebraska and Quit and Came Back

A picture-book version of the classic Rootabaga story. Carl Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories have amused generations of children with their distinctly American...

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By Carl Sandburg and David Small

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Grant Comes East

In their runaway bestseller Gettysburg, Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen answered the Civil War’s ultimate hypothetical question: What if Lee’s army had won...

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By Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

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Gettysburg

A Novel of the Civil War

The Battle of Gettysburg has become the great "what if" of American history. Gettysburg unfolds an alternate path and creates for General Robert E. Lee the...

"...and meticulous detail." -The Atlanta Journal Constitution "Gingrich and Forschten write with authority and with sensitivity."-St. Louis Post Dispatch "[Gettysburg] is believable and beautifully written...every bit as good as Michael Sharra's The Killer Angels. Not only do Gingrich and Forstchen bring..."

By Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

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Winning the Future

A 21st Century Contract with America

In the twenty-first century, America could be destroyed. The dangers are manifold: Terrorism. Judges who think they’re God (and who are anti-God). Rising...

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By Newt Gingrich and Alan Sklar

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Days of Infamy

“Absolutely brilliant! Fast paced and filled with tension and suspense. Every page resonates with the momentous events and great personalities of World War II...

"....), host of War Stories on the Fox News Channel In 2007, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R..."

  
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How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker

The Wisdom of Dickie Richard

Poker-mania is sweeping the nation, from the World Championship of Poker to internet poker and power poker. But home poker games shouldn't just be about...

"...just be about winning: they're about stripping your opponents bare without their ever suspecting a thing. Teaming up with Mickey Lynn, Penn Jillette gives a home poker player everything he needs to know..."

By Penn Jillette and Mickey D. Lynn

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Never Call Retreat

Lee and Grant: The Final Victory

The New York Times bestselling authors of Gettysburg continue their inventive series with this remarkable answer to the great “what-if” of the American Civil...

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By Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen and Albert S. Hanser

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Pearl Harbor

A Novel of December 8th

Fresh from their series on the American Civil War, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen now launch a new epic adventure by applying their...

"...Fresh from their series on the American Civil War, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen now launch a new epic adventure by applying their.... Fresh from their series on the American Civil War, bestselling authors Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen now launch a new epic adventure by applying their imaginations and knowledge to the “Date of Infamy”---the attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor covers the full spectrum of character and events of t..."

By Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

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