This Numbered First Edition of An American Son has been personally Autographed by Senator Marco Rubio. Exclusively Available at PremiereCollectibles.com
Few politicians have risen to national prominence as quickly as Marco Rubio. At age forty-one he’s the subject of widespread interest and speculation. But he has never before told the full story of his unlikely journey, with all the twists and turns that made him an American son.
That journey began when his parents first left Cuba in 1956. After Fidel Castro solidified his Communist grip on power, Mario and Oria Rubio could never again return to their homeland. But they embraced their new country and taught their children to appreciate its unique opportunities. Every sacrifice they made over the years, as they worked hard at blue-collar jobs in Miami and Las Vegas, was for their children.
As a boy, Rubio spent countless hours with his grandfather, discussing history and current events. “Papa” loved being Cuban, but he also loved America for being a beacon of liberty to oppressed people around the world. As Rubio puts it, “My grandfather didn’t know America was exceptional because he read about it in a book. He lived it and saw it with his own eyes.”
Devastated after his grandfather’s death, Rubio was getting poor grades and struggled to fit in at his high school, where some classmates mocked him as “too American.” But then he buckled down for college and law school, driven by his twin passions for football and politics. He played football at a small college in Missouri, then came back to Florida to attend Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Miami and took a job at a law firm, which paid him a handsome salary that allowed his father to retire.
As a young attorney he ran for the West Miami City Commission, a role that led to the Florida House of Representatives. In just six years he rose to Speaker of the House and became a leading advocate for free enterprise, better schools, limited government, and a fairer, simpler tax system. He found that he could connect with people across party lines while still upholding conservative values.
His U.S. Senate campaign started as an extreme long shot against Florida’s popular incumbent governor, Charlie Crist. Undaunted by the early poll numbers and the time away from his wife and kids, Rubio traveled the state with his message of empowerment and optimism. He upset Crist in both the primary and a dramatic three-way general election, after Crist quit the GOP to run as an independent.
Now Rubio speaks on the national stage about the challenges we face and the better future that’s possible if we return to our founding principles. As he puts it, “Conservatism is not about leaving people behind. Conservatism is about allowing people to catch up.”
In that vision, as in his family’s story, Rubio proves that the American Dream is still alive for those who pursue it.
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Posted by Unknown on Feb 19th 2013
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Posted by Unknown on Jan 6th 2013
A smart man, yet to read book but first few pages seem to show that it will be an awesome book!
Posted by Unknown on Jul 15th 2012
Marco Rubio learned from his family and put the life lessons to his advantage. My husband is reading his book now and finds him to be a very ambitious person who worked hard to get where he is today.
Posted by tom chastain on Jul 6th 2012
I was very pleased to read an american son by sen marco rubio this book has some exellent life lessons in it. he listened to the wisdom of his parents and grandparents and his ethics and hard work paid off and i got to see an insiders account of the us senate race which was very fasinating and I really apprieate premeire collectables doing such a wonderful job on the marco rubio book signing I got to meet this wonderful man at the inkwood book store in tampa fla there staff was very helpful and I hope they bring more politicans to tampa thanks premeire collectables.
Posted by Esther on Jun 29th 2012
I can't speak for the content of the book, because it looks so nice, I decided not to read this one. I went to a conference (in DC) solely based upon the fact that Senator Rubio was speaking there a few weeks ago. Marco Rubio ended up leaving right after his speech and going to Miami, so I didn't get to watch him sign my book. I ordered his book, but I didn't realize I was getting a fancy box and certificate, too. Wow, it really is gorgeous! I just ordered another copy that isn't too nice to read (and I actually have a signed bookplate I get from the conference that I can stick in that one):P I truly don't have anything negative to say about this item. It looks like a million bucks, not that I'd want to sell it, but it will sure be worth a lot after he's elected POTUSA!!!
Posted by Jason S. Halliburton on Jun 27th 2012
I love it, love it. The "signed copy" sticker on the front is great, the gold numbered seal on the signature page is even better. Makes the book and signature stand out really well. What a great autographed book at an even better price! A first class company and staff! I really can't say enough good, positive things about Premiere. I would recommend anyone buy from them. Get this signed book while you can!