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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.
|Title||:||An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice|
|Format Type||:||Audio CD|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
December 21, 2017
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"Stay strong. Stay safe."
He said that he would (153).
We live in a polarized America right now. One half fights for progress, and the other half appears to be actively trying to drag us backwards towards a nostalgic vision of the past that ne...
November 13, 2017
I have never cried reading a book. Never. Until now.
Khizr Khan is an exceptional writer and his life story is simply incredible. It’s uplifting, powerful, humble, gracious and deserving of attention.
Khizr Khan is a wise man, a patriotic man, a man of faith. He has struggled and worked hard and...
January 26, 2018
Nope. Six Stars.
If you are a thoughtful, breathing American, please read this book. For an even more emotional and unforgettable experience, LISTEN to Mr. Khan retell his story of coming to America from Pakistan and gather a beach-towel sized handkerchief to absorb your tears as tells the s...
August 18, 2017
Khizr Khan is a gifted memoirist and his family's American life is a revelation! Unfortunately, it also illuminates how model minority myths will never keep us safe from white supremacist harm.
November 10, 2017
“I am an American patriot not because I was born here but because I was not. I embraced American freedoms, raised my children to cherish and revere them, lost a son who swore an oath to defend them, because I come from a place where they do not exist.” If I could give this book and Mr. Khan more...
November 17, 2017
I will never forget this this author, his family, their son Captain Humayun Khan, and their story. This story of Khizir's life and love for this country and its ideals will take your breath away. Astounding in every way. I ask that you read this incredible work.
January 11, 2018
Oh my. I am moved beyond words by this memoir of a modest man of humble origins who moved to the United States from Pakistan to further his education, became a citizen, and now reminds us all of the gift it is to live in America. He writes: "I am an American patriot not because I was born here bu...
October 09, 2017
This is an exceptional short work by Harvard graduate, immigrant, gold star father Mr. Khizr Khan. Mr. Khan has written a moving and poignant book on his family's trials and tribulations from his humble origins in Pakistan, to his success in the United States. Intermixed with the narrative is an...
January 23, 2018
What an inspiring read! Would that all Americans had such sincere love of country and admiration for American ideals and principles as this Gold Star family, the Khans. Mr. Khan’s love for the words of our founding fathers and his respect and ultimate awareness of equal protection under the law,...
January 19, 2018
This book is where cynicism goes to die. Mr. and Mrs. Khan are remarkable people and remarkable Americans, and Mr. Khan's understated, plain-spoken memoir is a welcome corrective to most of what passes for patriotism in this political climate.