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The Resource American story : a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things, Bob Dotson

American story : a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things, Bob Dotson

Label
American story : a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things
Title
American story
Title remainder
a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things
Statement of responsibility
Bob Dotson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Oregon 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dotson, Bob
Dewey number
973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.D68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
Label
American story : a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things, Bob Dotson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- The American story continues
Control code
ocn796756012
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 257 pages
Isbn
9780670026050
Lccn
2012037847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o796756012
  • (OCoLC)796756012
Label
American story : a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things, Bob Dotson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- The American story continues
Control code
ocn796756012
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 257 pages
Isbn
9780670026050
Lccn
2012037847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o796756012
  • (OCoLC)796756012

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