AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do.” —Dan Rather
“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.”
At a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on—and writing passionately about—what it means to be an American. Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world’s biggest stories. As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions.
With a fundamental sense of hope, What Unites Us is the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are, finally, one.
Dan Rather, thank you for sharing 80 years of personal experiences and your knowledge of US history with us! Your book gives me hope and strength. It makes me want to be a better citizen and the courage to stride forward!55
Love Dan and grew up under his reporting but his book was tedious. Probably better read as an accounting of Americana.35
Beautiful, entertaining read thank you.55
What unites us was excellent I am a big fan of Dan Rather I was sorry what happen to him at CBS we all have to move on from set backs he has with great dignity. I am a former Marine as he was we stand by our brothers Semper Fi !!!55