Still dreaming : my journey from the barrio to Capitol Hill (Book, 2013) []
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Still dreaming : my journey from the barrio to Capitol Hill

Still dreaming : my journey from the barrio to Capitol Hill

Author: Luis V Gutierrez; Doug Scofield
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
The 11-term Congressman "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"--Dust jacket flap.

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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Narrative non-fiction
Named Person: Luis V Gutierrez; Luis V Gutierrez
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luis V Gutierrez; Doug Scofield
ISBN: 9780393088977 0393088979
OCLC Number: 829738406
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 413 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ring of fire --
When Lincoln Park was Puerto Rican --
Leaving home, going home --
The gringo is bothering me --
Paying sugarcane cutters under the flamboyán tree --
Winning a medal for speaking English --
A declaration of independence --
Puerto Rican lucky numbers --
Cabdriver, exterminator, spark-plug salesman --
Neon-orange campaign signs --
Learning to beat the Chicago machine --
I would cut my throat from ear to ear before I count those ballots --
A soldier in Harold Washington's army --
Cockfighting in the basement of your business is strictly prohibited --
Congressional pay freeze, congressional pariah --
Why don't you and your people just go back where you came from? --
Fifty thousand new citizens --
Senator Obama's fence --
Arrest me, not my friends --
Immigrants can't wait any longer --
Too Puerto Rican for America, too American for Puerto Rico.
Responsibility: Luis Gutierrez ; with Doug Scofield.


A candid, savvy, inspiring, and often hilarious memoir by one of America's most fearless political leaders.  Read more...


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"An Illinois congressman's straight-shooting, spirited memoir about his transformation from Chicago barrio boy into dedicated champion for Latino civil rights.... Funny, feisty and heartfelt." -- Read more...

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