In this era of Trumpism, immigrants in this country are isolated and alone. Though most Americans will say it is only illegal immigration that concerns them, the new restrictions on even legal immigration is appalling to many and leaves those recent emigres frightened for their jobs and families. Even for the young “dreamers” who have lived here for years, DACA (Deferred Action for Children Arrivals) remains unsettled. It is worthy of note that all immigrants, even those ancestors of us who were born on this soil, leave their country of origins with “dreams” of starting anew in what they believe are the open arms of the land of the free. Building America: Immigrant Stories of Hope and Hardship examines the stories of some of those immigrants who want their chronicles of trials and tribulations to be known. They want Americans to realize they love this country as much as we do, and maybe appreciate it more due to their own trials leading them to our country. Some of the stories are from citizens who were born here but want their rich immigrant backgrounds to be documented along with more recent citizens. All of the authors see the richness in the diverse cultures that come here and the special values of hard work, responsibility, and love of family that all seek, regardless from where they come. The authors have agreed to donate their royalties to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in respect of their fight for individual rights of all of us living in the United States of America.

Working with the Building America Project out of the Detroit, Michigan area, the Ardent Writer Press is happy to announce the August 26th publication and release of their collection of personal stories of recent immigrants as well as the immigrant family history of some Americans born in the United States of America.


Building America: Immigrant Stories of Hope and Hardship (August 26, 2020 Release)

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Steve Gierhart
Dale “Steve” Gierhart is a retired business manager for the United States Army. Based in Huntsville, Alabama on Redstone Arsenal, his career lasted from 1975 to 2010 in which he managed contracts, finances/accounting, and cost estimating for several missile defense systems, among which were Stinger, Avenger, Chaparral, Sentinel, JLENS, SLAMRAAM, and Non-Line of Sight.  The author wishes to thank the many co-workers, peers, and contractors who made these programs successful.  It is their tireless work that brought these systems to the soldier that needed them.  While budget constraints made it difficult for some of their work to see its full potential, they never blinked, they adjusted.  They persevered. Steve hails from Shawnee, Oklahoma; but most of his adult life has been spent in the beautiful hills of North Alabama where he lives with his wife, Bonny, who raises Tennessee Walking Horses. Between them, Steve and Bonny have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Steve enjoys writing now that he is retired and plans more excursions of the imagination. He and Bonny, a retired engineer who worked as a contractor on several NASA and Army programs, will travel in their retirement though 15 horses, 4 dogs and 3 cats can crimp the best of plans.