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No he dejado de soñar (Spanish Edition)

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  • Languages:Spanish (Unknown), Spanish (Original Language), Spanish (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:550
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):12700
  • Dimensions (in):8.9 x 5.9 x 1.3
  • Publication Date:October 30, 2013
  • ISBN:0882725580
  • EAN:9780882725581
  • ASIN:0882725580
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La biografía franca, inteligente, inspiradora y a menudo graciosísima de uno de los más intrépidos líderes políticos de los Estados Unidos. Adorado por los inmigrantes y trabajadores por cuyos derechos tanto ha luchado, el Congresista Luis Gutiérrez es, junto con la Juez de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor, la figura pública hispana más reconocida en los Estados Unidos.En No he dejado de soñar, Gutiérrez hace recuento de una vida transcurrida entre dos mundos: demasiado puertorriqueño para ser norteamericano y demasiado norteamericano para ser puertorriqueño. En los Estados Unidos le dijeron que regresara al lugar de donde había venido, mientras que en Puerto Rico se burlaban del gringo que no sabía hablar español. Reparando en sus años de juventud, nadie hubiera pensado que llegaría a ocupar un lugar prominente a nivel nacional, pero su tenacidad y formidable voluntad modelaron sus diversas experiencias desde cosechar granos de café hasta conducir un taxi para dar lugar a una de las carreras más sorprendentes en el mundo de la política norteamericana.Gutiérrez fue una de las primeras figuras públicas latinas en apoyar los derechos de los homosexuales; encabezó la lucha para reducir los sueldos del Congreso; elaboró legislaciones con Ted Kennedy y con John McCain, y luchó contra Newt Gingrich y George W. Bush. A pesar de apoyar a Barack Obama en ambas elecciones, fue arrestado en dos ocasiones mientras protestaba a favor de los derechos de inmigrantes frente a la Casa Blanca del presidente Obama. Los recuerdos de sus fracasos cuando era un joven activista y sus ingeniosas observaciones sobre la decoración de la oficina de Kennedy y la formalidad de los meseros en el comedor de la cámara de diputados, fascinarán a todo lector, mientras que el testimonio de su vida servirá para inspirarnos a luchar por nuestros derechos y los de los demás.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION:Beloved by the immigrants and working people whose rights he has championed, eleven-term Congressman Luis Gutierrez is, among Latinos and along with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the most recognized Hispanic public figure in America.Here Gutierrez recounts his life between two worlds: too Puerto Rican in America, where he was born and yet was told to go back to where you came from ; too American in Puerto Rico, where he was ridiculed as a gringo who couldn t speak Spanish. For much of his early life, he seemed like the last person who would rise to national prominence. Yet his tremendous will and resilience shaped his varied experiences from picking coffee beans to driving a cab into one of the most surprising careers in American politics. He campaigned for Chicago s first black mayor, Harold Washington. Someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window of his house, and he only grew more committed to reform. Tested in the crucible of the notoriously tough Chicago city council, he earned the nickname El Gallito : the little fighting rooster. Gutierrez was one of the first Latino public figures to support gay rights; he led the fight to cut Congressional paychecks, hashed out legislation with both Ted Kennedy and John McCain, and fought with Newt Gingrich and George W. Bush. Despite his strong support for Barack Obama in two elections, he has twice been arrested while protesting for immigrants in front of the Obama White House. From recollections of his failures as a teenage activist to his crackling observations of the nautical décor in Kennedy s office and the white-gloved waiters of the Speaker s dining room, Gutierrez is as endearing to the reader as he is sometimes maddening to his colleagues, inspiring us all to stand up for our rights and for those of others.


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