Harlingen, Texas (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
In the pages of Ivan Scott’s new, extraordinary book about America’s defining enterprise, the success of the poor, talented immigrant, are a select epitome of Famous Immigrants, people who became rich and famous through the work of heart and hands, tempered by the belief in the American dream and the freedom of spirit and intellect it affords to everyone who subscribes to it.
The illustrious list (which could have been much longer had Scott not included apical reputation to his criteria) includes Albert Einstein, Elia Kazan, Lee Iacocca, Henry Kissinger, Irving Berlin, Walter Reuther, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others. All have hooked their chariots to the American star of hope and populist ideals. Although each one is unique to their respective milieus, it is character as it has blossomed under the freedom of American shores that has made them into towering icons in the American dream.
America has always had the romance of immigrant experience in the forefront of its national consciousness. Not otherwise, the people are proud of their roots, often poor and desperate, in various countries and how these roots have turned into handsome bearers of golden fruit. Some came into the arms of America after achieving the pinnacles of success in Europe. America kept these achievements safe for all to enjoy. This, in the end, is what gives America the longstanding and deserved mileage of immigrant success – that it does not turn achievement into tyranny or humble dreams into village jokes and sees in the heart of every immigrant soul the purity of purpose necessary to make success admirable and emulated.
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About the Author
Born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1928, Ivan Scott earned a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary, and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, he studied at the University of Paris. During nearly four decades as a teacher he has published books and articles on French and Italian history and the history of the papacy. His most recent publications are Upton Sinclair: The Forgotten Socialist (Edwin Mellen Press, 1997), Louis Bromfeld, Novelist and Agrarian Reformer (Edwin Mellen Press, 1998), Jews vs. Arabs: Sibling Rivalry of the Ages (Cypress House, 2001), The Man from Somalia, Citizen of the World (Vantage Press, 2010) and The Man from Somalia, A Postscript (Vantage Press) to be released in 2012. Ivan Scott is presently professor emeritus at the University of Toledo.
Famous Immigrants * by Ivan Scott
E Pluribus Unum
Publication Date: 12/4/2012
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