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What Unites Us : Reflections on Patriotism - Dan Rather

What Unites Us

Reflections on Patriotism

Hardcover Published: 7th November 2017
ISBN: 9781616207823
Number Of Pages: 176

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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 what matters most in the United States.

About the Author

With a famed and storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world's best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and, over that time, personally covered almost every important dateline in the United States and around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962, and in 1981 he assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News - a post he held for twenty-four years. He is now president and CEO of News and Guts, an independent production company he founded that specializes in high-quality nonfiction content across a range of traditional and digital distribution channels.

Industry Reviews

"A tonic for our times . . . Rather's writing shows why he has won the admiration of a new generation. In these essays, he gives voice to the marginalized and rips off the journalistic shield of objectivity to ring the alarm bell when he witnesses actions he fears undermine the principles of American democracy. That, undoubtedly, is patriotic. And it takes courage."
--USA Today

"[A] much-needed collection of essays from Rather on American values, from the importance of empathy, inclusion and service to the qualities that helped found the nation."
--New York Post (Required Reading)

"One of American's most trusted voices . . . reminds us what's great about this country in a time of unprecedented polarization."
--Entertainment Weekly

"What Unites Us . . . stirringly melds memoir with a meditation on American values, including patriotism, inclusion and dissent."
--CNN.com

"Interweaving sweet personal stories with history, [Rather] makes a simple, compelling case for America . . . a clear-eyed love letter to USA. A tonic for disaffected millennials and conservative grandpas alike."
--People (Book of the Week)

"From his vantage point as one of this country's most revered broadcasters, Rather analyzes the current state of disconnected discourse in a series of reflective essays that go to the heart of what it means to be an American."
--Booklist (starred review)

"What Unites Us is at times almost unbearably poignant. Yet Rather's words provide a sort of salve--and clear thinking about how to recover from these ugly times. What Unites Us is a passionate treatise on preserving the best of America and letting go of that which makes us weaker."
--BookPage

"If everyone could adopt the measured tone of Rather . . . you begin to feel that political chasms could be crossed . . . Rather implores you to step back into the world with compassion and gumption, global existential crises be damned."
--Austin Chronicle

"[A]n essential read for anyone swept up in the current national conversation."
--TimeOut.com

"A full-throated celebration of the national spirit and its potential to persevere."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Provides a pleasant alternative to the reliance on vitriol and irony in modern political discourse . . . Rather has issued a stirring call for overcoming today's strident partisanship."
--Publishers Weekly

ISBN: 9781616207823
ISBN-10: 1616207825
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 7th November 2017
Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.39