Download 17 Cents & a Dream: My Incredible Journey from the USSR to by Daniel Milstein PDF

By Daniel Milstein

On a chilly December evening in 1991, a tender boy with seventeen cents in his pocket first set foot within the usa. two decades later that younger guy stumbled on himself the founder and CEO of a Multi-Million buck company. Daniel Milstein’s harrowing tale approximately how his mom, father and brother escaped the oppressive executive of the U.S.S.R and immigrated to the U.S. and carved out a lifestyles for themselves has been defined because the fundamental immigrant tale of the era.

17 Cents and a Dream starts off with a candid, gripping account of the Milstein family’s difficult lifestyles in Kiev, Ukraine below the oppressive executive of the previous Soviet Union. He remembers how he and his relatives have been plagued by the 1986 explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear strength plant: Daniel was once ten years previous, and the catastrophe happened basically seventy eight miles from their domestic, killing 100,000 humans and spreading toxic radiation through the surroundings. many years later the family members, suffering opposed to poverty, govt oppression, and anti-Semitism, made a mystery plan to escape to the USA. After a slim get away, the kinfolk arrived in Ann Arbor, Michigan with out realizing of English and few assets. younger Daniel had basically seventeen cents in his pocket, given to him by way of a pal to hide the price of a postage stamp so Daniel may perhaps ship him a letter. within the resulting years, Daniel persisted severe poverty, never-ending starvation, relentless bullying from his new classmates, and vicious mistreatment whereas operating lengthy hours mopping flooring and cleansing toilets.

“The unending feel of starvation within the pit of my stomach,” he writes, “became part of me and manifested into the force to do extra, to be extra, so my kin may possibly consume with no worry.”

That starvation, plus the paintings ethic instilled in him through his grandfather, fueled Milstein’s selection; after graduating from university, he labored for varied monetary associations and was once continuously promoted due to his powerful paintings ethic.

But might be most galvanizing is Milstein’s braveness and sheer determination as he started to construct upon his luck on this planet of finance, operating tougher and longer than someone else till beginning and turning out to be his personal multimillion-dollar corporation, Gold famous person loan monetary workforce.

Show description

Read Online or Download 17 Cents & a Dream: My Incredible Journey from the USSR to Living the American Dream PDF

Best autobiography books

An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth

Mohandas okay. Gandhi is without doubt one of the most galvanizing figures of our time. In his vintage autobiography he recounts the tale of his lifestyles and the way he constructed his notion of energetic nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian fight for independence and numerous different nonviolent struggles of the 20th century.

Why Planes Crash: An Accident Investigator Fights for Safe Skies

Boarding an aircraft moves at the least a small experience of worry into most folks. even supposing all of us have heard that the percentages of being struck by means of lightning are more than the chances of perishing in a airplane crash, it nonetheless doesn't suppose that method. plane crashes could be infrequent, yet they do occur, and they're frequently deadly.

Being Jordan

This e-book wishes no advent. The hardback variation was once the most popular vendor of 2004. WH Smith mentioned it because the checklist holder for many copies of an autobiography bought in a single week. in reality it has became out to be the shock darling of the publication exchange! Now, ultimately, the paperback variation is accessible and Katie has introduced it correct updated with complete info of her love for Peter, their new lifestyles jointly, their engagement and their forthcoming marriage ceremony.

Memoir

Identify word: unique identify Memoria, 2011 by way of Universidad Vercruzana
--------------

Memoir is Rosario Ferré's account of her existence either as a author and as a member of a relatives on the middle of the commercial and political heritage of Puerto Rico through the American Century, 100 years of territorial "non-incorporation" into the us.

The autobiography tells the tale of Ferré's transformation from the daughter of a privileged kinfolk right into a celebrated novelist, poet, and essayist taken with the welfare of Puerto Ricans, and with the problems of being a girl in Puerto Rican society. it's a image of twentieth-century Puerto Rico in the course of the lens of a author profoundly conscious of her social place. it's a photograph taken from the viewpoint of a willing observer of the neighborhood background of the island, and of the historical past of the USA.

Included are many pictures that attach Ferré's existence with the tale of her writing occupation.

Additional resources for 17 Cents & a Dream: My Incredible Journey from the USSR to Living the American Dream

Example text

Sure," I said. Idiot. By this point I had moved out of Vaseline Towers and was living in a coop house where I shared the rent with three other people. Within minutes of his arrival, Anthony announced that he was cooking dinner for everyone - which, apart from being oddly intrusive for a guest, was impossible: my housemates had different schedules, and we weren't exactly the Brady Bunch. ) To get him out of the house, I took Anthony to a concert by the Flirtations. Bad move: I'd forgotten it was Valentine's Day, which meant the popular New York quintet would be singing mostly romantic favourites.

Minutes later, our clothes on the floor and our bodies entwined at opposite ends, I found myself gazing up at a pair of perfectly round, hairless buns with a smooth, unshaven crevice. Until this moment, I had been led by Christian televangelists and right-wing newspaper columnists to believe that this part of the anatomy - especially a man's - was a filthy place; a cesspool of afflictions and the root of all evil. But Carmen's didn't seem filthy at all; on the contrary, its scent was so sweet he might have dusted it with lavender.

Far from being slaves of white colonial rule, these "Fresh Off the Boat" (FOB) Chinese were richer than many white residents whose families had been in Vancouver for generations. Richer, too, than many long-term Chinese residents. Some of the new immigrants had homes in the upper-crust neighbourhoods of Shaughnessy and West Vancouver. Some had part or full ownership in overseas property development firms. Some had staffs of 500. And some had teenaged offspring who sulked when they got a Mazda Miata, instead of a Jaguar or a BMW, for their birthday.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.96 of 5 – based on 27 votes