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An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice /

Khizr Khan.

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Author: Khan, Khizr
Published: New York : Random House, 2018.
Edition: 2018 Random House Trade paperback edition.
Topics: Pakistani Americans - Biography. | Muslims - Biography. | Veterans - Biography. | Veterans' families. | Iraq War, 2003-2011. | Khan, Khizr, 1950- - Biography.
Regions: Iraq. | United States. | Pakistani Americans - Biography.
Genres: Biographies. | Autobiographies.
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300 |axiii, 279, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates :|bcolor illustrations ;|c21 cm
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500 |aIncludes a reader's guide.
505 00|tShoeless in a shaft of sunlight --|tTwenty-one sparrows --|tA stick becomes a ney --|tTomorrow will be better --|tThe wonders of the DMV --|tAlready American --|tNo man is complete until his education is complete --|tShining city --|tBaba --|tAlways be a river --|tGod is found among the people.
520 |a"In fewer than three hundred words, Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution? In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khizr Khan has been many things. He was the oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, and a curious and thoughtful boy who listened rapt as his grandfather recited Rumi beneath the moonlight. He was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a hopeful suitor, awkwardly but earnestly trying to win the heart of a woman far out of his league. He was a brilliant and diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who, having instilled in his children the ideals that brought him and his wife to America--the sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibility--tragically lost his son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He was and is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system. An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why--especially in these tumultuous times--we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most."--Amazon.com.
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