President George W. Bush highlights the inspiring journeys of America’s immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of our country in this powerful new collection of oil paintings and stories.
Today, as in much of American history, the issue of immigration elicits strong feelings. The stories of immigrants themselves, who are drawn to America by its promise of economic opportunity and political and religious freedom—and who strengthen our nation in countless ways—get lost in policy debates.
President Bush’s #1 New York Times bestseller Portraits of Courage, Out of Many,which features forty-three full-color portraits of men and women who have immigrated to the United States, as well as moving stories about how they are all pursuing the American Dream in their own unique ways.
Out of Many, One features men and women from 35 countries and nearly every region of the globe, demonstrating how hard work, strong values, dreams, and determination know no borders or boundaries, and how immigrants embody values that are often perceived as uniquely American:
a spirit of self-reliance that runs deep in our immigrant heritage, a willingness to strive and risk and a strong sense of patriotism.Along with notable figures from business, the military, sports, and entertainment, we meet a North Korean refugee fighting for human rights, a Dallas-based CEO who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico at the age of seventeen, and a NASA engineer who dreamed of coming to America as a girl in Nigeria.President Bush vividly depicts their faces and stories, adding to our understanding of who immigrants are, the challenges they face on their paths to citizenship, and the lessons they can teach us about the character of our country.
As the stories unfold in this vibrant book, readers will gain a better understanding of the humanity behind one of our most pressing policy issues, as well as the numerous ways in which America has been strengthened by those who have come here in search of a better life, thanks to its tradition of welcoming newcomers.