Now, in a collection of wholly original essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values and what matters most in his great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like. Writing about the institutions that sustain America, such as public libraries, public schools, and national parks; the values that have transformed us, such as the struggle for civil rights; and the drive toward science and innovation that has made the United States great, Rather will bring to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world's biggest stories, and offer readers a way forward. After a career spent as reporter and anchor for CBS News, where he interviewed every living President since Eisenhower and was on the ground for every major event, from the assassination of John F., Kennedy to Watergate to 9/11, Rather has in the last year also become a hugely popular voice of reason on social media, with nearly two million Facebook followers and an engaged new audience who help to make many of his posts go viral. With his famously plain spoken voice and a fundamental sense of hope, Dan Rather has written the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how American's are ultimately united. This book will be a must read for everyone you know who is engaged in the urgent national conversation right now - and interested in our place in history going forward.