An American Family

Author: Khizr Khan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0399592504
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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. NAMED ONE OF THE FIVE BEST MEMOIRS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST “Moving . . . a story about family and faith, told with a poet’s sensibility . . . Khizr Khan’s book can teach all of us what real American patriotism looks like.” —The New York Times Book Review 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 An American Family “An American Family is a small but lovely immigrant’s journey, full of carefully observed details from the order in which Ghazala served tea at a university event, to the schedule of the police patrols in the Boston Public Garden where Khan briefly slept while he was in between apartments, to the description of Humayun’s headstone as a ‘slab of white marble with soft streaks the color of wood smoke.’”—Alyssa Rosenberg, The Washington Post

Generations

Author: John Egerton
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813127835
Format: PDF
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An American Family

Author: Reid Buckley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416572414
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A memoir of a member the influential conservative family describes the marriage between is parents, their efforts to make and recapture their fortunes throughout the South, and the philosophies they developed while raising their ten children.

The Hemingses of Monticello An American Family

Author: Annette Gordon-Reed
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070033
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: "[A] commanding and important book." —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker This epic work—named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, Time, the Los Angeles Times, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a notable book by the New York Times—tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family’s dispersal after Jefferson’s death in 1826.

An American Family

Author: Jon Galluccio
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312288877
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The moving true story of two gay men who successfully fought for custody of a little boy suffering from the AIDS virus chronicles a 1997 case that changed the law about adoption in New Jersey. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Becoming Nicole

Author: Amy Ellis Nutt
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812995422
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all. Nicole appears as TV’s first transgender superhero on CW’s Supergirl When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But by the time Jonas and Wyatt were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo a wrenching transformation of their own, the effects of which would reverberate through their entire community. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this story and tells it with unflinching honesty, intimacy, and empathy. In her hands, Becoming Nicole is more than an account of a courageous girl and her extraordinary family. It’s a powerful portrait of a slowly but surely changing nation, and one that will inspire all of us to see the world with a little more humanity and understanding. Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by People • One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and Men’s Journal • A Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction • Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction “Fascinating and enlightening.”—Cheryl Strayed “If you aren’t moved by Becoming Nicole, I’d suggest there’s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be.”—The New York Times “Exceptional . . . ‘Stories move the walls that need to be moved,’ Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole’s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done here.”—The Washington Post “A profoundly moving true story about one remarkable family’s evolution.”—People “Becoming Nicole is a miracle. It’s the story of a family struggling with—and embracing—a transgender child. But more than that, it’s about accepting one another, and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory.”—Jennifer Finney Boylan, former co-chair of GLAAD and author of She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders

The Stevensons

Author: Jean H. Baker
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393315981
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Presents a portrait of four generations of the Stevenson family in America, from the first Scotch-Irish immigrants to the life and career of the noted liberal politician Adlai Stevenson

An American Family Album

Author: Jean Sogioka La Spina
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692885727
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This book is about the imprisonment of Japanese American citizens in Poston, Arizona during World War II. It is also a personal story of the author's family, told through the paintings of artist Gene I. Sogioka.This unpublished collection of watercolor images is the historical centerpiece of the book, which details daily life in the Poston internment camps from 1942-1944. Painted and photographic images of the Sogioka family, Poston War Relocation administrators, Poston internees, and sociologist Dr. Alexander Leighton and staff provide a visual journey into this little known period of American history. "AN AMERICAN FAMILY ALBUM" reflects the lives of many Americans, the children of immigrants who came here seeking the American Dream.

The Hornes

Author: Gail Lumet Buckley
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781557835642
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Recounts the story of the Horne family spanning eight generations and describing America's developing black middle class by Lena Horne's daughter.