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An American Son

A Memoir

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


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 Con­vention 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 fas­cinating 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 that’s possible if we return to our founding principles. In that vision, as in his fam­ily’s story, Rubio proves that the American Dream is still alive for those who pursue it.

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Customer Reviews

An American Son

A great book

An American Son

I found this book to be very easy to read and fast moving. From beginning to end, Mr. Rubio shares his blessings, his fears, and his faults. The run-up to the 2010 Senatorial election against Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek is a veritable primer on the back-and-forth and ups and downs of the election process. Through it all, Rubio credits his upbringing and his reliance on our Heavenly Father to goad him when necessary and encourage him when he needs it.

Thank you, Senator Rubio, for being the forthright and humble man that you are. Whatever your political future, you will honor your grandfather, your father, your mother, and your God.

Bob Alexander
Brea, CA

The Next VP of the USA!

Great read and moving story of a first generation Cuban-American's rise to national prominence from America's most eloquent political speakers. History will be made this November when the first Latino to run for Vice President will propel his ticket to victory and beyond. This guy is the "Real Deal"!

An American Son
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Jun 19, 2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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