One of the most trusted journalists in the world brings us this passionate and wise collection of essays—just when we need it most.
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At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan Rather has been reflecting about the world we live in, what our core ideals have been and should be and what it means to be an American. He is a hugely popular voice of reason on social media with nearly 2 million Facebook followers and posts that consistently go viral. 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.
Rather offers readers a way forward by 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 towards science and innovation that have made the United States great.
As the renowned reporter and anchor for CBS News, he has seen our American history unfold from the frontlines, interviewed every living president since Eisenhower and been on the ground for every major event, from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to Watergate to 9/11. With his famously plainspoken voice, his humble roots, 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, finally, one.