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Andrew Tisch

Journeys: An American Story

by Andrew Tisch

Journeys: An American Story

Andrew Tisch

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In Journeys: An American Story, 72 notable authors share personal essays about their experience immigrating to America, defying all odds in pursuit of a better life.

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Journeys: An American Story

by Andrew Tisch

Journeys: An American Story

Andrew Tisch

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The story of America is the story of immigrants. The country is a patchwork of peoples, some fleeing hate and oppression, some seeking economic opportunity and religious freedom, and some being brought in shackles as slaves.

Andrew Tisch is co-chair of Loews Corporation, where Mary Skafidas is head of Investor Relations. Both the descendants of immigrants, the two have long collaborated in writing on social and political topics beyond the corporate world. In compiling Journeys: An American Story, the editors reached out to a number of notable figures in American culture to share their personal accounts of the immigrant experience. From actors like Alan Alda and Marlo Thomas to politicians like Cory Booker and Nancy Pelosi, each author's story helps to weave together a picture of what it's like to arrive on American shores.

Like the act of migration itself, each story in the collection is made up of acts of determination, sacrifice, and the surmounting of unimaginable odds. Intended to stand as a declaration and testament to America's culture and history, this book helps us better understand the dreams and hardships that underpin the American experience.

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"A mosaic is only as strong as its grout, the sand and glue used to bind the stones together... without the grout - our shared sense of ideology in democracy, opportunity, freedom of expression, and equality - the mosaic would only be a pile of stones."

Andrew Tisch and Mary Skafidas

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