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Jorge Ramos, best known for his work on Noticiero Univision, paints a fascinating picture of immigrant life today. He tells the story of dozens of men and women who risked everythingincluding their familiesin order to pursue a better, freer future in the United States.
Through these gripping tales, Ramos helps to establish the notion that Latinos have ultimately created a country within a country, and iwth the Latino population skyrocketing, they are the heart and future of America. Ramos gives each a voice and narrates why they first immigrated (war, poverty, exile, ect.), what their dreams are, how they face and deal with racism, and what they believe their future will ultimately hold.
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About the Author
Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for excellence in journalism. He has been the anchorman for Univision News for the last twenty-one years and has appeared on NBC's Today, CNN's Talk Back Live, ABC's Nightline, CBS's Early Show, and Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor, among others. He is the bestselling author of No Borders: A Journalist's Search for Home and Dying to Cross. He lives in Florida.
Jorge Ramos ha sido el conductor de Noticiero Univision desde 1986. Ha ganado siete premios Emmy y el premio Maria Moors Cabot por excelencia en perio dismo otorgado por la Universidad de Columbia. Además ha sido invitado a varios de los más importantes programas de televisión como Nightline de ABC, Today Show de NBC, Larry King Live de CNN, The O'Reilly Factor de FOX News y Charlie Rose de PBS, entre otros. Es el autor bestseller de Atravesando Fronteras, La Ola Latina, La Otra Cara de América, Lo Que Vi y Morir en el Intento. Actualmente vive en Miami.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love Jorge Ramos!
Mr. Jorge Ramos, one of the most influential and prominent Latinos of our time, has served as a powerfull voice for the undocumented latino immigrant through his book The other face of America. Mr. Ramos tactfully delivers the importance of the presence of the latino immigrant, America's dependancy on them, and how they will help shape and mold our (America) future. From stabalizing the economy through cheap labor, to serving as nannies to parents apart of coorperate America's workforce, or adding a unique cultural blend to a country that is comprised of immigrants, Jorge Ramos uses these points among others to help validate the worth and value of the Latino immigrant's presence in the United States.
I enjoyed reading the book. It contains excellent information regarding the mistreatment of ethnic groups in general. However, I felt that it was very repetitious. Ramos makes his point, and makes it, and makes it over again
The Other Face of America was one of the best books I've read in a long time! Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. This book inspired me and made me see that Mexicans are very hard workers. This book also helped me understand the many struggles and hardships that families go through when they attempt to cross the border. A lot the the stories made me sad because there's nothing I can do to make things right. If only I could help some people cross the border... Despite the sad stories, there were also many funny chapters. I liked the one about Spanglish and the Mexican presidant in the year 2059. I recommed this to people who support their culture and want to know more about it.