Join Dan Rather for an intimate and timely discussion on "What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism" in support of Independent Bookstores on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT. Rather will be in conversation with Jennifer Steinhauer, a reporter for The New York Times since 1994. She has worked on the Metro, Business, and National desk, and served as City Hall bureau chief and Los Angeles bureau chief before moving to Washington in 2010. She is the author of a novel, two cookbooks, and most recently The Firsts, the story of the women of the 116th Congress. We at Storybook Cove will be attending -- use the link below to register to attend this FREE event with us.
“In my many travels over the years, I have often sought out independent bookstores because you can learn a lot about a place from its bookstores,” Rather said. “These are often idiosyncratic and surprising places, the kinds of uniquely local institutions that tie communities together.” At a moment of crisis over our national identity, esteemed 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. 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.
With a storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. In his latest book, Rather reflects on patriotism and what brings Americans together at this critical moment in our national identity. He looks to the book’s title not as a question, but as a plan of action, a path forward for the country.