Education and Literacy
Mamie Eisenhower Library Project
MELP Book of the Week
Flight of the Eagle: The Grand Strategies That Brought America from Colonial Dependence to World Leadership
by Conrad Black
Like an eagle, American colonists ascended from the gulley of British dependence to the position of sovereign world power in a period of merely two centuries.
Seizing territory in Canada and representation in Britain; expelling the French, and even their British forefathers, American leaders George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson paved their nation's way to independence.
With the first buds of public relations techniques—of communication, dramatization, and propaganda—America flourished into a vision of freedom, of enterprise, and of unalienable human rights.
We invite you to read, discuss, and share.
MELP Recommended Book List, Addendum I [PDF, 3 pages]
MELP Recommended Book List: "Only the Educated are Free" [PDF, 11 pages]
The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP) is the NFRW’s oldest program, celebrating more than 45 years of book donations from an approved list to schools and libraries.
Duties of the MELP Chairman [PDF, 1 page]
Bookplates are mailed to clubs upon receipt of the list of books to be donated. This enables the Literacy Committee to track the numbers and names of books being donated by Republican women across the country.
To request bookplates, clubs should send a list of the books they are donating to Literacy Committee member Cathy Percefull. Include the club name, the title and author of each book, and the address to which the bookplates should be sent. Bookplates will be mailed in return.
The Literacy Committee will provide the state presidents with a list of participating clubs and the number of books they donate each year.
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Additions to the MELP Recommended Book List are made periodically, and the committee encourages recommendations from members.
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