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The Education of an American Dreamer: How a Son of Greek Immigrants Learned His Way from a Nebraska Diner to Washington, Wall Street, and Beyond

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  5 reviews
With insight and refreshing candor, Peter G. Peterson describes his remarkable life story beginning in Kearney, Nebraska as an eight-year-old manning the cash register at his father's Greek diner through his "Mad Men" advertising days, to Secretary of Commerce in Nixon's paranoid White House, to the tumultuous days of Lehman Brothers, and to the creation of The Blackstone ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published June 8th 2009 by Twelve
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Bobby
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I thought this was an enlightening read although sometimes hard to read with big-wig, political words that required my full undivided attention just to keep up.

Author Peter G. Peterson seems to be a naturally positive person who's drive has seemed to make an impact on hard, scary issues including none other than the economic future of this great country, The United States.

The beginning and last chapters were by far my favorites as I truly felt I was learning something va
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Holly
Jul 03, 2009 Holly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in a true American Dream story
Recommended to Holly by: First-Reads
I just finished last night (stayed up way past my bedtime). This was a very good book. I am going to re-read it as I tend to swallow books I enjoy whole in the first reading and sometimes miss the finer details. I will give a more in-depth review later. 4 stars is my first impression. A truely inspiring story and an aptly titled book!
Journeywoman
I'm astonished at how much I enjoyed this book. I had to read it for work and now I'm so glad I did.

This is extremely relevant and full of common sense.
Kenneth Lorence
This is a great autobiography from Peter Petersen. A good mentor and a very accomplished man.
Neil
Thanks Chris.
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