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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...
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...
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...
November 05, 2017
I won this book on Goodreads. This book was tough to get through and after 150 pages I just skimmed the rest. I found I was disinterested in it all. This isn't a political book but the politics that the author talks about are all wrong. I liked the part about liking Reagan but he misconstrues Tru...
January 16, 2018
I am a rather above average when it comes to being emotional reading about great sacrify of heroes who knew fully well the eventual end of their earthly existence once they chose to start or join an armed or political struggle to regain their countries ' sacred sovereignty and their compatriots'...
November 05, 2017
An American Family is so much more than an autobiography of Khizr Khan. The reader will learn about the history, culture and mores of Pakistan, the importance of family: past, present and future, of love and overwhelming loss, of hunger, homelessness, poverty and of the unslakable thirst for know...
November 01, 2017
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy of this book.
This was a wonderful memoir of Khizr Khan’s journey to becoming a US citizen, and his and his family’s lives as US citizens. I would have liked to have seen this book remain apolitical, and instead use it to teach some hist...