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Looking for My Country: Finding Myself in America

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Renowned journalist and author of the international bestseller Wordstruck, Robert MacNeil reflects on a life lived between nations, and why he finally decided to call himself an American.

Growing up in Halifax during World War II, it seemed to Robert MacNeil that nothing of significance ever happened in Canada. From his mother’s obsession with all things English (even the m
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 18th 2008 by Nan A. Talese (first published May 6th 2003)
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Arlene Richards
I found this book to be quite interesting even though the country he found was the United States and not Canada, his birth country. His story takes you right from his birth in the 30s up to 9/11. As a journalist he had a very different take and knowledge on world events that he covered.
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921 MacNeil The journalist's life and why he chose to switch his citizenship from Canada to United States.
Pretty interesting if you know who he is.
Rosella
Great comparisons of three cultures: Canadian, American, and British.
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Robert Breckenridge Ware MacNeil, OC, is currently a novelist and formerly was a television news anchor and journalist who paired with Jim Lehrer to create The MacNeil/Lehrer Report in 1975. MacNeil has also written several books, many about his career as a journalist, but, since his retirement from NewsHour, MacNeil has also dabbled in writing novels.

He attended Dalhousie University and later gr
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