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ISBN#9780670026050
BIB ID#1621929
Call# 973 D

American story

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xvi, 237 pages ; 24 cm
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Out beyond the limits of settled lives -- See what we all see, but think what no one else has thought -- Fanfare for the common good -- Thinking more of others than they do themselves -- Stories hiding in history's shadow -- What if? -- America works best with a level playing field -- They never let a handicap, handicap them -- Where a game is still a game and not a bottom line -- Homesick for places we've never been -- Fame is a vapor -- Playing a bad hand well over and over again. In this book the host of the NBC "Today Show" shares his favorite stories of citizens making a difference around the country. For the six million people who watch the Emmy Award winning "American Story with Bob Dotson" on NBC's Today Show, the author's reports celebrate the inspirational stories of everyday Americans. He has been crisscrossing the country for more than forty years, logging more than four million miles, in search of people who have quietly but profoundly changed our lives and our country for the better. Now, in this book he presents a road map to the unsung heroes with thoughtful solutions to problems we all face, incredible ideas that work, and blueprints to living our dreams. Some of these Americans include: The boss who came out of retirement to start a new company for his former employees who could not find work ; The truck driver who taught microsurgery ; The man you've never heard of who has 465 profitable patents, second only to Thomas Edison ; The doctor who developed the vaccine to prevent whooping cough, who didn't retire until age 104 ; The physicians who recruited retired doctors and nurses to found a clinic for the poor on Hilton Head Island ; The Orgegon sawmill owner who offered a scholarship to any high school senior in his town who wanted to attend college. This is a deeply moving and endlessly fascinating alternative narrative of American visions and values.

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Summary/Annotation ->  The host of the NBC Today Show's popular segment shares his favorite stories of citizens making a difference around the countryFor the six million people who watch the Emmy Award-winning 'American Story with Bob Dotson' on NBC's Today Show, Bob Dotson's reports celebrate the inspirational stories of everyday Americans. Dotson has been crisscrossing the country for more than forty years--logging more than four million miles--in search of people who have quietly but profoundly changed our lives and our country for the better. Now, in American Story, he presents a road map to the unsung heroes with thoughtful solutions to problems we all face, incredible ideas that work, and blueprints to living our dreams.**The boss who came out of retirement to start a new company for his former employees who could not find work*The truck driver who taught microsurgery*The man you've never heard of who has 465 profitable patents, second only to Thomas Edison*The doctor who developed the vaccine to prevent whooping cough, who didn't retire until age 104In the tradition of Tom Brokaw's New York Times bestseller The Time of Our Lives, American Story is a deeply moving and endlessly fascinating alternative narrative for everyone who yearns to feel good about America.

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