An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream, Julian Castro
  • List: $25.98  |  Sale: $18.19
    Club: $12.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream

Author: Julian Castro

Narrator: Julian Castro

Unabridged: 5 hr 44 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 10/16/2018

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Political

Includes: Bonus PDF

Synopsis

The keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC, former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, tells his remarkable and inspiring life story. 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.

Recommended

A Higher Loyalty Truth, Lies, and Leadership, James Comey
A Higher Loyalty
by James Comey

"Comey's conversational tone instantly connects with the listener, and hearing him deliver the book's highly charged contents in his own voice brings authenticity and immediacy to the presentation...This greatly anticipated, revelatory memoir needs ...

Narrator: James Comey
Published: 04/17/2018

The Threat How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, Andrew G. McCabe
The Threat
by Andrew G. McCabe

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!This program is read by the author.On March 16, 2018, just twenty-six hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was...

Narrator: Andrew G. McCabe
Published: 02/19/2019

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, Al Franken
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
by Al Franken

#1 New York Times Bestseller"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously happy." - Louise Erdrich, The New York...

Narrator: Al Franken
Published: 05/30/2017

Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow

A New York Times Bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, s...

Narrator: Scott Brick,Grover Gardner
Published: 10/10/2004

Bobby Kennedy A Raging Spirit, Chris Matthews
Bobby Kennedy
by Chris Matthews

INCLUDES AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR! New York Times Bestseller A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC&rsq...

Narrator: Chris Matthews
Published: 10/31/2017

Total Recall My Unbelievably True Life Story, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Total Recall
by Arnold Schwarzenegger

One of the most anticipated autobiographies of this generation, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall is the candid story by one of the world’s most remarkable actors, businessmen, and world leaders.THE GREATEST IMMIGRANT SUCCESS STORY OF...

Narrator: Stephen Lang
Published: 10/01/2012

What Happened, Hillary Rodham Clinton
What Happened
by Hillary Rodham Clinton

A TIME MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK 2018 Audie Award Finalist “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I&rsquo...

Narrator: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Published: 09/12/2017

Total Recall My Unbelievably True Life Story, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Total Recall
by Arnold Schwarzenegger

One of the most anticipated autobiographies of this generation, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall is the candid story by one of the world’s most remarkable actors, businessmen, and world leaders.THE GREATEST IMMIGRANT SUCCESS STORY OF...

Narrator: Stephen Lang
Published: 10/01/2012

Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton
by Ron Chernow

The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton! In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and sc...

Narrator: Scott Brick,Grover Gardner
Published: 10/10/2004
{"id":"2560068","ean":"9781478978879","abr":"Unabridged","title":"An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream","subtitle":"Waking Up from My American Dream","author":"Julian Castro","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Julian Castro","ubr_id":"2560068","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"25.98","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"16.89","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Julian Castro","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 6 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}