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Becoming American: A Political Memoir

Cary D. Lowe

Warwick’s presents
Cary D. Lowe
in conversation with Roger Showley

Becoming American: A Political Memoir

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

Becoming American: A Political Memoir

This is a free event on Facebook Live.

On Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:00pm Warwick's will host Cary D. Lowe, in conversation with Roger Showley, as he discusses his new book, Becoming American: A Political Memoir. Cary D. Lowe is a longtime California land use attorney and mediator who has published over fifty articles in leading newspapers and in business periodicals. He holds both a law degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, and has taught at USC and other major California universities. In addition, he has served as an advisor to state and local governments and on the boards of numerous civic organizations. Roger Showley retired after 44 years from The San Diego Union-Tribune in March 2018. He most recently covered growth and development, encompassing commercial development; redevelopment; major public projects; planning; architecture; urban design; and historic preservation. A third-generation San Diegan and graduate of UC San Diego, he also has written three books on San Diego history. This a free virtual event on Facebook Live.

Becoming American is the inspiring story of the author's transformation from a child of Holocaust survivors in post-war Europe to an American lawyer, academic, and activist associated with such famed political leaders as Robert Kennedy, George McGovern, Jerry Brown, and Tom Hayden. Searching for his great-grandparents' graves in a hidden cemetery outside Prague makes him recall his experiences of becoming American: listening to Army Counterintelligence agents gathered at his home in Austria; a tense encounter with Russian soldiers; seeing Jim Crow racism in the South during his first visit to the United States; becoming an American citizen in his teens; having his citizenship challenged by border guards; fearing for his new country upon witnessing the Watts riots; exhilaration at rising to leadership positions in organizations shaping government policies; and advancing the American dream as a real estate lawyer, helping develop entire new communities.

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ISBN: 9781684334629
Availability: Backordered
Published: Black Rose Writing - April 30th, 2020