An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice (Signed Book)

An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice (Signed Book)

by Khizr Khan

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Overview

This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family’s pursuit of the American dream and why—especially in these tumultuous times—we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.

An American Family is an intensely personal story about the nature of true patriotism and what it’s like to risk everything you know for the promise of a 226-year-old piece of parchment. As Khizr Khan traces his remarkable journey—from humble beginnings on a poultry farm in Pakistan to obtaining a degree from Harvard Law School and raising a family in America—he shows what it means to leave the limitations of one’s country behind for the best values and promises of another.  He also tells the story of the Khans’ middle child, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq, and the ways in which their undying pride in him and his sacrifice have helped them endure the deepest despair a parent can know.

The book is a stark depiction of what an American looks like, what being a nation of immigrants really means, and what it is to live—rather than simply to pay lip service to—our ideals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525510253
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Khizr Khan was born in 1950, the eldest of ten children, to farming parents in Gujranwala, a city in rural Pakistan. He moved to the United States with his wife, Ghazala, in 1980. The couple became American citizens in 1986 and raised their three sons in Silver Spring, Maryland. Their middle son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in 2004 while stopping a suicide attack near Baqubah, Iraq, and was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Khan works as a legal consultant and has remained involved with the University of Virginia and its ROTC program.

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An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MickeyMN More than 1 year ago
If anyone saw this father speak at the Democratic National Convention and Trump's disgusting response should read this story of the Khan's family journey to American citizenship. It is an account of their devotion to America and all it offers. So many Americans take our country for granted and don't even come close to the regard for our freedom that this Pakistani family has. I could hardly put this book down. It is a very good book and I highly recommend it.
MickeyMN More than 1 year ago
If anyone saw this father speak at the Democratic National Convention and Trump's disgusting response should read this story of the Khan's family journey to American citizenship. It is an account of their devotion to America and all it offers. So many Americans take our country for granted and don't even come close to the regard for our freedom that this Pakistani family has. I could hardly put this book down. It is a very good book and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heartfelt and thoughtful story about the two worlds this author experienced and how it shaped him and his family Recommend highly
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