Recommended by Rich Smith
Most of us know Gold Star father Khizr Khan for the elegance and poignancy of his speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, for batting down Trump’s insults following that speech, and for righteously defending immigrants in general and Muslims in particular while the president tries again and again to keep them out of the country. Now Khan is out with a memoir, An American Family, which shows us the path Khan took from Pakistan to the stage at the DNC. In the book, he describes the sacrifices he made in order to pursue the American dream back when those words still meant something. He contends that the dream is still very much alive, and that his story—from his immigration to his struggles at Harvard Law to the pain of the loss Humayun, his middle son—serves as living proof.
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