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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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khan, Khizr
Dewey number
  • 973/.04914122
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Khan, Khizr
  • Pakistani Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Muslims
  • Veterans' families
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Target audience
general
Label
An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice, Khizr Khan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399592492
Lccn
2017031372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)973804657
Label
An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice, Khizr Khan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 271 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399592492
Lccn
2017031372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)973804657

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