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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

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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
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This inspiring memoir by the Muslim American Gold Star father and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family's pursuit of the American dream."Khan's aspirational memoir reminds us all why Americans should welcome newcomers from all lands."--Kirkus Reviews 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.Praise for Khizr Khan"I'd like to say to Mr. and Mrs. Khan: Thank you for immigrating to America. We're a better country because of you. And you are certainly right; your son was the best of America, and the memory of his sacrifice will make us a better nation--and he will never be forgotten."--Senator John McCain
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1950-
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Khan, Khizr
Dewey number
305.89/1411073
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not applicable
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LC call number
E184.P28
LC item number
K43 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Khizr Khan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Khan, Khizr
  • Pakistani Americans
  • Muslims
  • Veterans' families
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
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An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice, Khizr Khan
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 20 min., 31 sec.))
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online
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Isbn
9780525523994
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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7D2393C0-7BBE-47A3-831F-CC0877508A84
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  • on1007705359
  • (OCoLC)1007705359
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Label
An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice, Khizr Khan
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 20 min., 31 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525523994
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
7D2393C0-7BBE-47A3-831F-CC0877508A84
System control number
  • on1007705359
  • (OCoLC)1007705359
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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