Resilience in the Face of Adversity

A Portuguese Immigrant Lives the American Dream

by Mario V Carmo



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/31/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781728367927
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781728367910
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781728369532

About the Book

If I had to reduce it to one sentence, this book is about living the American Dream. It’s about growing up without electricity, running water or indoor plumbing. It’s about being poor, but not realizing that you are, because everyone around you is in the same boat. It’s about one of the millions of families that come to America every year, and ask for nothing, but an opportunity. An opportunity to get an education, an opportunity to work and an opportunity to serve the great country which they have adopted as their own. The author tells the story of how he went from working fulltime nights while in high school to earning a Masters’ Degree. He describes how he went from a Private to Lieutenant Colonel, and Commanding a Squadron of over 400 Marines. Went from not speaking a word of English, to holding a Top Secret Clearance and becoming Deputy Director, Operations and Intelligence Division at Naval Space Command. He went from arriving in this country with nothing, to a solid military career and living the American Dream.

About the Author