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American by Choice

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by Alfredo Fuentes
     
 
American By Choice is a modern day odyssey, the story of a young boy from Ecuador who comes to America and encounters the challenges faced by every newly arriving immigrant' the story of a man who rises to the rank of Captain in New York city's renowned F.D.N.Y.

The book is a tribute to family, friends, mentors, guides, and to brother firefighters here and

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American By Choice is a modern day odyssey, the story of a young boy from Ecuador who comes to America and encounters the challenges faced by every newly arriving immigrant' the story of a man who rises to the rank of Captain in New York city's renowned F.D.N.Y.

The book is a tribute to family, friends, mentors, guides, and to brother firefighters here and throughout the international community. It takes us to the island of Culebra in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo, to Oklahoma city, an to the world Trade Center on the morning of September 11th, 2001, where Captain Alfredo Fuentes was buried under the rubble of the collapsed North Tower.

In the end, it is a story about coming home that embraces the thousands of strangers he has met along the way. It is a story of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975316801
Publisher:
Fire Dreams Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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American by Choice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Al takes you step by step through his thoughts and the events of Sept. 11. The quotes from others as well as his own story allow those of us who were not there in person experience how extremely horrific that day was on another level. Although watching the day unravel on TV was horrifying ....this book informs one from a first person point of view as to the sounds, thoughts, feelings, and sights of that dreadful day. This is a must read book. It makes you proud to be an American and live in a country with among amazing people like Al Fuentes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easy reading - I could't put the book down. Helped to keep the memory of those lost on Sept. 11
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story gave me a look into the life of a Firefighter, 9-11, and the love of family and community that can help someone heal from the worst situation. It made me want to go home and hug my parents. It was a very easy read. It really is a story that you will not want to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I read this story, I cried, laughed and learned much about the FDNY. It reminded me to be proud to be an American