RosettaBooks to Publish Journeys: An American Story, featuring 72 essays about immigration and American greatness from a variety of notable figures
“This book is intended to stand as a reminder of America’s distinctive culture and history,” said Andrew Tisch.
“As we collected these stories, we realized how immigrants have defined the scope of American greatness,” said Mary Skafidas.
Journeys includes essays by Alan Alda, Tony Bennett, Michael Bloomberg, Cory Booker, Barbara Boxer, Elaine Chao, Andrew Cuomo, Nancy Pelosi, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Marlo Thomas and many more.
Read the fascinating tales of extraordinary and everyday Americans, including:
- A governor’s grandfather who dug ditches and cleaned sewers, laying the groundwork for a budding nation
- How a future cabinet secretary crossed the ocean at age eleven on a cargo ship
- A young boy who fled violence in Budapest to become one of the most celebrated American football players
- The girl who escaped persecution to become the first Vietnamese American woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress
"It’s no secret that immigration has been a major reason behind America’s 242 (and counting) years of success. The stories that Andrew and Mary share illustrate the positive and powerful impact that immigration has had in weaving the fabric of America. ‘Journeys’ is inspiring — I encourage you to read.” —Warren Buffet
About the Editors: Andrew Tisch is co-chairman of the board and chairman of the executive committee of Loews Corporation. Andrew’s great-grandfather emigrated to America in 1904. Mary Skafidas is the head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Loews Corporation. Mary’s parents emigrated to America in 1970. The two have been writing together for the last five years on a variety of topics including immigration, education as the great equalizer, the importance of bipartisanship and fiscal responsibility in government, and other topics of the times.
About RosettaBooks: RosettaBooks is a leading independent trade publisher headquartered in New York City. Launching in 2001, it pioneered the exclusive ebook publication of iconic titles, including those from Kurt Vonnegut and William Manchester. Today RosettaBooks focuses on publishing high visibility nonfiction titles. For more information, please visit RosettaBooks.com and follow the publisher on Facebook and Twitter.