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John Paul Godges

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in Inglewood, California, The United States
April 06, 1962

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Greetings! I'm the author of Oh, Beautiful: An American Family in the 20th Century, a courageous family memoir that explores what it means to be American. For my day job, I'm a research communications analyst at the RAND Corporation, one of the world’s most prestigious research institutions. In the 1990s, I was editor of New City/Pueblo Nuevo, a multilingual magazine for families and communities working to prevent substance abuse in the Latino, Armenian, and Russian immigrant neighborhoods of Los Angeles. In my volunteer time, I serve on the editorial board of The Way of St. Francis, the magazine of the Franciscan Friars of California.

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A thunderous and prolonged standing ovation from tens of thousands of fans erupted as U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class Joseph Godges was escorted to home base for a ceremony honoring him as the “Military Hero of the Game” at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on May 17, 2015.

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Description: In this complete excerpt of Chapter One of Oh, Beautiful, an Italian migrant worker riding the rails in 1902 finds that America is not an open door. There are stark contrasts between America and home. At home, the community is of utmost importance. The migrant worker’s oldest son, Serafino, nevertheless opts for America, sparking a family fight that, in some ways, endures for generations.

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