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American Son My Story

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ISBN-10: 0061573108

ISBN-13: 9780061573101

Edition: 2008

Authors: Oscar De La Hoya, Steve Springer, La H. De

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From Oscar De La Hoya, one of the most celebrated fighters in the history of boxing, comes a frank and touching memoir about achieving the American Dream: his rise to the top, the power of a solid work ethic, his mother's painful death from cancer, the pitfalls of stardom, and a very personal take on what it means to be an American The son of Mexican-born parents, Oscar "The Golden Boy" De La Hoya has had an astonishing career. From boxing to business, from the recording industry to the charitable accomplishments of his foundation, his success is a testament to what one can achieve in the United States. But who is this man who has changed the lives of so many? Who has imprinted a positive…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Oscar De La Hoya is an Olympic gold medalist and nine-time world boxing champion. He is an accomplished businessman and philanthropist. He helped establish the Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School in East Los Angeles, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Children's Center at White Memorial Hospital, and numerous other youth programs. His vision is to educate, support, and empower Latinos in the United States. Visit him at www.goldenboypromotions.com .nbsp;nbsp;

Kimberly Persiani-Becker, Ed.D., is a tenured professor of Curriculum and Instruction at California State University, Los Angeles, teaching courses in classroom design and management, classroom discipline, English language acquisition and multicultural children's literature. She presents at local and international conferences for bilingual education, children's literature, gender equity and moral and character education.Steve Springeris a fulltime classroom teacher with a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, with a special focus on the arts throughout the subject areas and the incorporation of technology into the curriculum. He also presents at bilingual…    

Preface
A Promise Made
A Promise Kept
The Cleanest Window in Mexico
My Last Fight, at Age Four
Comback at Six
Food Stamps and Muggers: Life in the Hood
My Roots
Tacos at Dawn
Noise Monitor for Budweiser
Shysters on My Doorstep
Neon Warrior
Starving for Recognition
The Men in my Corner
The Biggest Bra I Ever Saw
Chavez: The Myth and the Man
Straddling the Border
Anguish to Rage
Searching for Love
Tito
Shooting for the Moon
Enter Richard Schaefer
Losing the Gold
Burned
Golden Boy Takes on the Big Boys
The Love of My Life
My Guardian Angel
Cashing in My Chips: A Gambler Reforms
More Men in My Corner
Baring My Soul
Acknowledgments