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American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Authors: Dotson, Bob
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO005000, BIO025000
ISBN: 9781101606155, Related ISBNs: 0142180769, 0670026050, 1101606150, 9780142180761, 9780670026050
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: “These are remarkable and poignant stories that need to be told.” —Ken Burns
 
More than six million people watch Bob Dotson’s Emmy award-winning segment, American Story, on NBC’s Today Show. For the last four decades, Dotson has traveled the country searching out inspiring individuals who quietly perform everyday miracles. In the process, he has become the treasured cartographer of America’s heart and soul.

Today’s news is overwhelmingly grim; it’s also told by journalists who travel in herds as they trail politicians and camp out at big stories. In American Story, Dotson shines a light on America’s neglected corners, introducing readers to the ordinary Americans who have learned to fix what really matters.
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