An American Family

An American Family

A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

Large Print - 2017
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The Pakistani immigrant turned U.S. citizen, Gold Star parent and popular DNC speaker, documents the story of his family's pursuit of the American dream, urging readers to respond to today's tumultuous challenges by stepping forward and advocating on behalf of what they find most important.
Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. When he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. The oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, Khan was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He and his wife instilled in their children the ideals that brought them to America, and then tragically lost a son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. Here Khan tells readers why we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, [2017]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432845575
1432845578
Characteristics: 383 page (large print) ; 22 cm
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pokano
May 25, 2018

I started to cry when I got to the last few pages of this engrossing memoir by this intelligent, elegant son of a poor Pakistani farmer: a man who sometimes went hungry and was even homeless for a time in his long journey here, to America, where he got an LLM at Harvard, his family became American citizens, and one of his sons lost his life saving other American soldiers in a suicide bombing in Iraq. Mr. Khan is an American patriot in the best sense. He has an unshakeable faith in our (and his) country. As Senator McCain has said, "I'd like to say to Mr. and Mrs. Khan: Thank you for immigrating to America. We're a better country because of you....." A must read.

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lilypad_1
Dec 22, 2017

This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The author is such an outstanding man, father, husband, citizen that I am about as impressed with a person as I possibly could be.
He was impressive talking at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 but his life story and how he came to live in the USA and become a citizen are just amazing.
I would encourage everyone to read this book.

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wongsokguan
Dec 18, 2017

I admire Khizr Khan for his courage and sacrifice in his convictions in believing the US has best way of life. He came from a poor family, eldest of 10 children. His grandparents and parents believe that he would succeed and prepares him for a better life.

The US is a country of immigrants, and it is build on the backs of immigrants that our country wouldn't be where it is today.

To be continued.

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