Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
On Sale: November 7, 2017
Hardcover / e-Book
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"I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to
love America, as I surely do."
At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan
Rather has been reflecting—and writing passionately
almost every day on social media—about the world we live
in, what our core ideals have been and should be, and
what it means to be an American. Now, in a collection of
wholly original essays, the venerated television
journalist celebrates our shared values and what matters
most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism
looks like. Writing about the institutions that sustain
us, such as public libraries, public schools, and
national parks; the values that have transformed us, such
as the struggle for civil rights; and the drive toward
science and innovation that has made the United States
great, Rather will bring to bear his decades of
experience on the frontlines of the world's biggest
stories, and offer readers a way forward.
After a career spent as reporter and anchor for CBS News,
where he interviewed every living President since
Eisenhower and was on the ground for every major event,
from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to Watergate to
9/11, Rather has in the last year also become a hugely
popular voice of reason on social media, with nearly two
million Facebook followers and an engaged new audience
who help to make many of his posts go viral. With his
famously plainspoken voice and a fundamental sense of
hope, Dan Rather has written the book to inspire
conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we
are ultimately united.
This book will be a must-read for everyone you know who
is engaged in the urgent national conversation right now—
and interested in our place in history going forward.
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