Recommended books by Dan Rather

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Product picture for What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather
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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....
Book cover from Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News by Dan Rather
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This memoir by Dan Rather is told in a straightforward and conversational voice, and covers all the important moments of his journalistic career, including a frank accounting of his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, new insights on the JFK assassination, the origin of "Hurricane Dan" as well as inside stories about all the U.S. Presidents he covered and all the top personalities Dan has either interviewed or worked with over his...
Book cover from As I Saw It: A Reporters Intrepid Journey by Marvin Scott
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Over a career spanning more than 50 years, veteran journalist Marvin Scott has seen it all.  From international headlines to local heroes, the eleven-time Emmy Award–winner and member of the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame has covered the news with objectivity and integrity, bringing journalistic excellence to every level of reporting.  Scott has interviewed six presidents, visited the frontlines of war in the Middle East and Asia, and witnessed the rise of America’s space...
Book cover from Catskill Rivers: Birthplace of American Fly Fishing by Austin M. Francis
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Catskill Rivers is the story of the “birthplace of the American fly fishing.” Readers will discover this birthplace in such hallowed trout streams as the Beaverkill, the Willowemoc, the Neversink, the Delaware, the Esopus, and the Schoharie. While originally published in 1983, Catskill Rivers remains the definitive study of these fabled waters and the remarkable people who created the American fly-fishing tradition.

Painstakingly researched and imaginatively told, readers will also...
Book cover from The Camera Never Blinks Twice: The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist by Dan Rather
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The co-anchor and managing editor of The CBS Evening News recounts his return to Vietnam with General Norman Schwarzkopf, describes his interview with Saddam Hussein during the Gulf Crisis, and relates his encounter with Mikhail Gorbachev on a Moscow thoroughfare. 150,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Book cover from From Slave to Statesman: The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston by Patricia Smith Prather
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"A fascinating . . . account of the life and legacy of . . . a slave . . . who became . . . one of the first black city aldermen and property owners during Reconstruction . . . A good example of history from the bottom up."—Library Journal

"Imaginative biography . . . Of particular interest is the authors' ingenious research: they assembled Joshua's story from Margaret and Sam Houston's correspondence and from the family stories of Joshua's descendants."—Booklist

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Book cover from The Camera Never Blinks: Adventures of a TV Journalist by Dan Rather
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The noted CBS newsman recounts the behind-the-camera activities and occurrences of his career and offers eyewitness accounts of recent newsmaking events, of controversial personalities, and of fellow correspondents
Book cover from What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures, and Video (Book and DVD) by Dan Rather
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A historical record of the events of September 11 and what was learned from them is culled from the CBS News archives and includes a full-length DVD of video footage. 250,000 first printing.
Book cover from When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963, 50th Anniversary Edition by Bob Huffaker
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The minutes, hours, and days after President John F. Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963, provided no ready answers about what was going on, what would happen next, or what any of it meant. For millions of Americans transfixed by the incomparable breaking news, television—for the first time—emerged as a way to keep informed. But the journalists who brought the story to the television airwaves could only rely on their skill, their experience, and their stamina to make sense of what was, at...
Book cover from The American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation by Dan Rather
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The American Dream is inherently inclusive, and has the power to strike a chord in all of us. It defines us as a people, even as we add to its meaning with each new chapter in our national experience and our individual actions. [This book] is the result of my quest to discover the American dream as your neighbors are creating it today -- I hope that you receive it well. And I wish all of you the best in bringing your own dreams to fruition.

--Dan Rather, from the Introduction