American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation

American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation

by Dan Rather
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American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation by Dan Rather

In this inspirational new book, Dan Rather goes out in search of the American Dream. Through interviews with ordinary people in pursuit of the extraordinary, he reveals the diversity of the Dream as seen and realized by Americans of all races, classes, and creed, giving flesh-and-blood reality to the lofty words so often used to describe our national aspirations.

Here are those who have persevered to make their hopes reality—whether pursuing personal success or looking to make a difference for siciety—including Nosrat Scott, who escaped religious intolerance in Iran in order to practice her faith openly in America; Curtis Aikens, who overcame illiteracy to become a literacy advocate, chef, and author; Delores Kesler, who survived poverty to found a corporation worth $3 billion; and 10-year-old Joshua Marcus, who started a nonprofit company that provides supplies to poor schools.

A powerful examination of how our nation's earliest ideals resonate in today's world, The American Dream shows us in very personal terms that America is still a place where hard work, dedication, and vision can transform dreams into reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060937706
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 674,362
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Dan Rather has received virtually every honor in broadcast journalism, including numerous Emmy Awards and the Peabody Award. He is anchor and managing editor of CBS Evening News, anchor of 48 Hours, and correspondent for 60 Minutes II. He is also the author of such bestsellers as Deadlines & Datelines, The Camera Never Blinks, and The Palace Guard. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jean.

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American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was probably one of the best books i have ever read so much action along with surprises wow if you havent read this yet you definetley should
Guest More than 1 year ago
Of all of the wonderful and compelling stories in this book, The adoption of the little Vietnamese girl, Anna, by Bill & Karen McDonald is the most touching. Fascinating that a Vietnam Vet would go back for such a mission!