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An American family [electronic resource] : a memoir of hope and sacrifice / Khizr Khan.

By: Khan, Khizr, 1950- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Random House, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 9780399592508; 0399592504.Subject(s): Khan, Khizr, 1950- | Pakistani Americans -- Biography | Muslims -- United States -- Biography | Veterans' families -- United States | Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Veterans | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal MemoirsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 305.89/1411073 Online resources: Click here to access MontanaLibrary2Go title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title Summary: --"Khan's aspirational memoir reminds us all why Americans should welcome newcomers from all lands."b7s--was 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 Americab7sthe sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibilityb7stragically 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.--b7sSenator John McCain
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--"Khan's aspirational memoir reminds us all why Americans should welcome newcomers from all lands."b7s--was 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 Americab7sthe sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibilityb7stragically 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.--b7sSenator John McCain

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