Reviews - What do customers think about Old School America: 511 Reflections on the Traditional and Patriotic Values that Best Define America?
Old School America review Apr 4, 2005
Old School America is truely a great book. Being only sixteen years old, I don't know what it was like to live "the old school." But Mr. Slovenski's amazing depiction of "the old school" makes even the most liberal person want to live during that time. He reminds us that traditional values are what will give America strength through the coming years.
"Old School America" The Way Life Should Be ! Nov 26, 2004
Old School America
Peter Slovenski is an outstanding coach and a true gentleman. His co-authors are typical of the top-notch student/athletes that Peter works with at Bowdoin College. Reading "Old School America" brought back so many wonderful memories. It also reminded me of how much I have had to adjust and change as a parent, teacher and coach these past 35 years. The picture and caption on page 78 really hit home. I taught World Geography for 33 years and then it was taken out of our curriculum. There are so many terrific quotes from our former leaders. It certainly makes those of us from the "Old School " think about what the future might bring. This book is a refreshing look at where we came from. Peter, Patrick and Rich have provided a very interesting look into the past for our future generations to enjoy and reflect upon.
Fun to Read! Oct 4, 2004
I bought this book during Parents Weekend at Bowdoin College. Slovenski is my freshman son's track coach. I was delighted to see traditional, time-tested values presented in an entertaining way. My son and a college friend read through the book over dinner, and it prompted some interesting comments and discussion, such as "Why is Frank Sinatra 'faux' old school?" I'm glad my son will have a college mentor who espouses these values with wit and humor!
Old School Rules! Sep 1, 2004
Old School America is great!!! For those of us who are old school (even if we didn't necessarily grow up in that generation), I think that every word rang true. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the Old School examples - some of which I never really thought about but realize I do everyday! It's great to see all these examples compiled in one book that I will go back to time & time again.
Old School America Jun 14, 2004
In a time where much of our traditional values are being eroded by moral relativism and political correctness, OLD SCHOOL AMERICA is a breath of fresh air. Reading this book made me nostalgic for times past, and fostered an appreciation for the old school. I think all students in this nation, whether in secondary school or higher education should read this book.