One Man’s America contains George F. Will’s criticisms on people, stories, and various events that characterize America. The book also includes remarks on the different people who played crucial roles in shaping the country’s cultural landscape. In addition, the author cites examples of what makes America stand out. As an American, Will shares his most favorite pastime like baseball.
The book stimulates its readers to think about a lot of things concerning America. The topics covered in the book also vary greatly which include baseball, films, the holocaust, the beginning of aviation, and the Pearl Harbor attack. The stories that start from the more famous people of America until the presentation of the much simpler things like baseball give the readers an entertaining and instructive unveiling of the American history. And coming from a person who has his own personal views in politics, the book is very apolitical. Instead, it is written with the utmost objectivity that the author can muster.
Though the book presents information that are related to America’s history, these topics were not arranged in a chronological order. Some may also be displeased with the author’s writing style as the paragraphs seem to be monotonous and a bit wordy.
Will colorfully describes the intrigues and absurdities of the people who became part of the American history. He also provides sensible analogy and arguments of these historical events. In addition, Will shows through his writings the love the he reserves for his country. He does not fail to mention the crazy things done by both the liberals and the conservatives. With the book, Will relates the ideas of consumerism, religious fervor, and commercial vitality in providing energy and vibrancy to the American culture, society, economy, and politics.