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The Resource An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice, Khizr Khan

An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice, Khizr Khan

Label
An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice
Title
An American family
Title remainder
a memoir of hope and sacrifice
Statement of responsibility
Khizr Khan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khan, Khizr
Dewey number
305.8914122073092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Khan, Khizr
  • Khan, Khizr
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Pakistani Americans
  • Muslims
  • Veterans
  • Veterans' families
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq
  • United States
  • Muslims
  • Pakistani Americans
  • Veterans
  • Veterans' families
  • Iraq
  • United States
Label
An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice, Khizr Khan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a reader's guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Baba
  • Always be a river
  • God is found among the people
  • Shoeless in a shaft of sunlight
  • Twenty-one sparrows
  • A stick becomes a ney
  • Tomorrow will be better
  • The wonders of the DMV
  • Already American
  • No man is complete until his education is complete
  • Shining city
Control code
on1031159715
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2018 Random House Trade Paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 279, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780399592515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031159715
Label
An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice, Khizr Khan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a reader's guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Baba
  • Always be a river
  • God is found among the people
  • Shoeless in a shaft of sunlight
  • Twenty-one sparrows
  • A stick becomes a ney
  • Tomorrow will be better
  • The wonders of the DMV
  • Already American
  • No man is complete until his education is complete
  • Shining city
Control code
on1031159715
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2018 Random House Trade Paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 279, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780399592515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031159715

Library Locations

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      32.826276 -97.18712459999999
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