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An unlikely journey : waking up from my American dream, Julián Castro

Label
An unlikely journey : waking up from my American dream
Title
An unlikely journey
Title remainder
waking up from my American dream
Statement of responsibility
Julián Castro
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the spirit of a young Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father, comes a candid and compelling memoir about race and poverty in America. In many ways, there was no reason Julian Castro would have been expected to be a success. Born to unmarried parents in a poverty-stricken neighborhood of a struggling city, his prospects of escaping his circumstance seemed bleak. But he and his twin brother Joaquin had something going for them: their mother. A former political activist, she provided the launch pad for what would become an astonishing ascent. Julian and Joaquin would go on to attend Stanford and Harvard before entering politics at the ripe age of 26. Soon after, Joaquin become a state representative and Julian was elected mayor of San Antonio, a city he helped revitalize and transform into one of the country's leading economies. His success in Texas propelled him onto the national stage, where he was the keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC--the same spot President Obama held three conventions prior--and then to Washington D.C. where he served as the Obama Administration's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. After being shortlisted as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton, he is now seen by many as a future presidential candidate. Julian Castro's story not only affirms the American dream, but also resonates with millions, who in an age of political cynicism and hardening hearts are searching for a new hero. No matter one's politics, this book is the transcendent story of a resilient family and the unlikely journey of an emerging national icon
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castro, Julián
Dewey number
  • 973.932092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E901.1.C38
LC item number
A3 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castro, Julián
  • Cabinet officers
  • Politicians
  • Mayors
  • Mexican Americans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Label
An unlikely journey : waking up from my American dream, Julián Castro
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1056108454
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780316252164
Lccn
bl2018168082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1056108454
Label
An unlikely journey : waking up from my American dream, Julián Castro
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1056108454
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780316252164
Lccn
bl2018168082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1056108454

Library Locations

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      42.6460901 -71.3144378
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