The American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation

The American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation

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Paperback, Perennial (HarperCollins), 2002, ISBN # 006093770X
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Explores the meaning of the American dream for ordinary people across the country, from a woman who left Iran in search of religious freedom to a ten-year-old entrepreneur whose nonprofit company provides supplies to poor schools.

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Explores the meaning of the American dream for ordinary people across the country, from a woman who left Iran in search of religious freedom to a ten-year-old entrepreneur whose nonprofit company provides supplies to poor schools.

At a time when we are once again talking and thinking about the meaning of America, bestselling author and award-winning journalist Dan Rather provides a powerful look at Americans who struggle to achieve their desires and ambitions. With the stories of ordinary men and women accomplishing the extraordinary, Rather demonstrates how the American dream brings us together and guides us, as it has for more than 200 years.For some, the American dream is simply to own a home or rise out of poverty. Some wish to serve God, country, or community. There are those who want to learn to read or run their own business. Still others simply wish to exercise fundamental American rights: to openly practice their religion and to speak what is in their minds and hearts.Stirring and provocative, The American Dream illustrates that the basic American desire for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is alive and well. It also confirms what our founding fathers always believed: that we are a country of visionaries, in ways big and small.

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Number of Pages: 268
Original Languages: English
Subject: UNITED STATES_SOCIAL CONDITIONS_1980- ,  UNITED STATES_SOCIAL LIFE AND CUSTOMS ,  UNITED STATES_BIOGRAPHY ,  NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS, AMERICAN
Author: Rather, Dan
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN-13: 9780060937706
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 006093770X
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