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American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things | [Bob Dotson]

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

The host of the NBC Today Show’s popular segment 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, Bob Dotson’s reports celebrate the inspirational stories of everyday Americans. Dotson has been crisscrossing the country for more than 40 years - logging more than four million miles - in search of people who have quietly but profoundly changed our lives and our counrty for the better.
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Publisher's Summary

The host of the NBC Today Show’s popular segment 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, Bob Dotson’s reports celebrate the inspirational stories of everyday Americans. Dotson has been crisscrossing the country for more than 40 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. This inspiring book includes the stories of 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.

In the tradition of Tom Brokaw’s New York Times best seller 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.

© Bob Dotson (P)2013 AudioGO

What the Critics Say

"We’ve always known in our heart of hearts that the best of the country was bottom-up, not top-down, and now Bob Dotson, with this superb new book, proves us right. These are remarkable and poignant and important stories that need to be told." (Ken Burns, American director and producer of documentary films)

"Here’s a great American storyteller who realizes he’s met his match in the people he meets. Bob Dotson gives us a thoroughly intimate view of America...with the bark off. This is the unmistakable and sturdy America we know." (Brian Williams, NBC News)

"Bob Dotson’s stories take you on a journey to the places that live in your heart. His words, and the images he creates with them, connect you to friends, family, and everyone who shares the DNA of being American." (Matt Lauer, The Today Show)

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    Yes. I enjoyed it and it was a superbly-executed piece of non-fiction.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The elderly baseball players struck a cord with me, but many of the stories were priceless narratives.


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    The author deftly weaved his own stories into the fabric of others making seamless transitions.


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    Great stories! What a celebration of the American spirit. I enjoyed the colloquial tone of the story and the little bio bits from the author. I highly recommend this book whether you're a fan of Bob Dotson or not.

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