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"I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do." - Dan Rather

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.

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Dan Rather

Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. is a former news anchor for the and is now managing editor and anchor of a television news magazine, , on the cable channel HDNet. Rather was anchor of the for 24 years, from March 9, 1981 to March 9, 2005. He also contributed to CBS' . Rather left in 2005 and the network itself in 2006. On September 19, 2007, Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit against the network, its former parent company Viacom Inc. , and three of his former bosses. Rather said he was denied airtime on , among other complaints outlined in the lawsuit, CBS Radio reported.

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