"Peter Jamero's story of hardship and success illuminates the experience of what he calls the "bridge generation" - the American-born children of the Filipinos, largely recruited as farm workers, who immigrated during the 1920s and 1930s. Their experiences span the gap between these early immigrants and those Filipinos who came after the liberalization of immigration laws in 1965. Jamero's book is a sequel of sorts, to Carlos Bulosan's America Is in the Heart, with themes of heartbreaking struggle against racism and poverty, and eventual triumph." Jamero describes his early life in a farm-labor camp in Livingston, California, and the path that took him, through naval service and graduate school, far beyond Livingston. A longtime community activist and civic leader, Jamero describes decades of toil and progress before the Filipino community entered the sociopolitical mainstream.