An American Son

An American Son

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Few politicians have risen to national prominence as quickly as Marco Rubio. Here is the full story of his unlikely journey. Florida Senator Marco Rubio electrified the 2012 Republican National ConAsvention by telling the story of his parents, who were struggling immigrants from Cuba. They embraced their new country and taught their children to appreciate its unique opportunities. Every sacrifice they made over the years, as they worked hard at blue-collar jobs in Miami and Las Vegas, was for their children. Young Marco grew up dreaming about football, not politics. In this fasAscinating memoir, he reveals how he ended up running for the West Miami City Commission, and then the Florida House of Representatives. In just six years he rose to Speaker of the Florida House. He then won his U.S. Senate campaign as an extreme long shot. Now Rubio speaks on the national stage about the better future thata€™s possible if we return to our founding principles. In that vision, as in his famAsilya€™s story, Rubio proves that the American Dream is still alive for those who pursue it.But in the summer of 2008, Floridaa#39;s real estate market was in full retreat, and a growing surplus of single-family homes and ... But I still missed the excitement of politics and the fulfillment of public service. Although it ... When I was young, my dad had taken me to the games at the Orange Bowl in his old 1973 Chevy Impala .


Title:An American Son
Author:Marco Rubio
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-06-19
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