Heartlander: An American Journey

Heartlander: An American Journey



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Heartlander: An American Journey by Dick Herman

In his engaging memoir, Heartlander: An American Journey, Dick Herman offers political insights gained from his truly remarkable life. He recalls his modest beginnings in Nebraska and how he triumphed over hard times and became a successful businessman and influential public figure. Herman offers a new and revealing perspective on the politics of his time and ours—the story of an American heartlander and a member of what Tom Brokaw so famously described as “the Greatest Generation.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937110673
Publisher: Emerald Book Company
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dick Herman’s journey took him from the Nebraska heartland in the Great Depression of the 1930s, through the fires of World War II, into the fast-paced post-war business world, and onto the national stage as the friend and confidante of three presidents.

Victor Gold is a Washington journalist who also co-wrote President George H. W. Bush’s memoir, Looking Forward.

Table of Contents

Introduction James A. Baker III 1

I Mike's Dream 7

II Dutch's Way 11

III Getting It Done 17

IV The Transition Years 27

V In Your Heart: The Goldwater Campaigns (1960-1964) 39

VI The Nixon Years (1) (1968-1971) 55

VII The Nixon Years (2) (1972-1974) 69

VIII The Underrated: Jerry and George (1974-1992) 83

IX Once a Husker… 99

X Bridging Two Centuries: Looking Back … and Ahead 109

Acknowledgments 127

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