An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Seattle University, Campion Ballroom
Campion Hall
914 E Jefferson St, Seattle, WA 98122
Elliott Bay Book Co.

There may have been no moment more dramatic or telling in the 2016 presidential campaign than when attorney and Gold Star father Khizr Khan challenged Donald Trump on service, sacrifice, and his knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. Mr. Khan is here this evening with a newly released memoir, An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice (Random House), that develops and deepens the points made at the Democratic Convention, and tells a story of how a family became an integral part of this nation.

“A politically pointed immigrant success story mingled with equally pointed tragedy …Khan, in short, charts the nuanced evolution of an American patriot, one whose son was killed by a car bomb while serving as an Army officer in Iraq. Capt. Humayan Saqib Muazzam Khan was proclaimed a hero and posthumously earned the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for bravery in combat …  Self-effacing, the author writes movingly of the events leading up to that moment, which he feared, correctly, might expose him to direct attack on the part of Trump himself. Khan’s aspirational memoir reminds us all why Americans should welcome newcomers from all lands.” – Kirkus Reviews.

Khizr Khan is also here with a good book for younger readers, This Is Our Constitution: Discover America with a Gold Star Father (Random House).

Co-presented by Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University School of Law, and Elliott Bay Book Company. Free admission. All guests attending this event are subject to a courteous screening and bag check before entry into the event.

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