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Vets and Pets
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

Vets and Pets

Experience firsthand the inspiring and heartwarming bonds between wounded veterans and their service and companion animals. "Vets and Pets tells fifteen emotional and entertaining stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors, veterans, and other service members and their service and companion animals. Whether these special relationships are with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, or even birds of prey, readers will discover how these remarkable animals help veterans return to civilian life and live independently while simultaneously bringing joy and confidence into their lives. Tyler struggled to adjust to civilian life after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan, until he met his intell...

Unbreakable Bonds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 416

Unbreakable Bonds

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-11-18
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  • Publisher: Skyhorse

Stories of Silver Star mothers who aided in the recovery of their children—US soldiers and Marines who were wounded fighting the War on Terror. In the War on Terror, countless United States service members suffered severe injuries from IEDs, small-arms fire, and other perils of war while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The survival of these wounded warriors is a testament not only to the extraordinary efforts of military medical personnel and their own inner fortitude, but also to their mothers. The Silver Star Mothers, as they are known, place their lives on hold from the moment they get that first call about their injured child, sometimes giving up homes and careers and leaving behind f...

Rebuilding Sergeant Peck
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Rebuilding Sergeant Peck

Marine Sgt. John Peck is a survivor, but he is also a thriver. His story still makes me smile. I am so grateful that he entered our lives.”—Jennifer Griffin, FOX News Marine Sgt. John Peck survived an IED during the War on Terror that left him with a traumatic brain injury, amnesia, and cost him his marriage. He survived another three years later, one that left him with three and a half limbs missing. He’s one of only two living people to survive the flesh-eating fungus he contracted in recovery at Walter Reed, one that left him as a quadruple amputee. And that’s only the beginning of his story. What followed was a recovery nothing short of miraculous. With resilience and the help of...

Keep Chopping Wood
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Keep Chopping Wood

Keep Chopping Wood is an engaging and inspirational book that tells the colorful life story of Lawson H. (Mike) Hardwick, III, one of the most well-known businessmen and philanthropists in Nashville, Tennessee and around the country. He tells his story with passion and heart, from growing up as the son of a pastor, who founded a church in Nashville that grew to roughly 8,000 members during his tenure of over sixty years, to building many successful businesses, surviving depression and creating a corporate culture dedicated to serving others. His compelling story is also filled with life lessons on how toachieve a better and happier life which he shares in a lively and interesting manner. Readers from all walks of life will enjoy and learn from his many experiences and reflections as well as his captivating storytelling.

Presidents, Kings, and Convicts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 380

Presidents, Kings, and Convicts

From a colorful youth growing up in the governors mansion, to a distinguished military career, and seeing firsthand the politics of world events during the second half of the twentieth century, Presidents, Kings, and Convicts tells the story of Congressman Bob Clements multifaceted life, and it reveals many previously untold stories about famous people. This memoir narrates the shaping of his life as a moderate Democrat growing up in the south in the 1950s; it shares how Clement had a front-row seat to some of Americas most significant events since World War II; it provides insights on the current crisis situations taking place in the Middle East and around the world; and it addresses the dy...

Keep Chopping Wood
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Keep Chopping Wood

Keep Chopping Wood is an engaging and inspirational book that tells the colorful life story of Lawson H. (Mike) Hardwick, III, one of the most well-known businessmen and philanthropists in Nashville, Tennessee and around the country. He tells his story with passion and heart, from growing up as the son of a pastor, who founded a church in Nashville that grew to roughly 8,000 members during his tenure of over sixty years, to building many successful businesses, surviving depression and creating a corporate culture dedicated to serving others. His compelling story is also filled with life lessons on how toachieve a better and happier life which he shares in a lively and interesting manner. Readers from all walks of life will enjoy and learn from his many experiences and reflections as well as his captivating storytelling.

Presidents, Kings, and Convicts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 380

Presidents, Kings, and Convicts

From a colorful youth growing up in the governors mansion, to a distinguished military career, and seeing firsthand the politics of world events during the second half of the twentieth century, Presidents, Kings, and Convicts tells the story of Congressman Bob Clements multifaceted life, and it reveals many previously untold stories about famous people. This memoir narrates the shaping of his life as a moderate Democrat growing up in the south in the 1950s; it shares how Clement had a front-row seat to some of Americas most significant events since World War II; it provides insights on the current crisis situations taking place in the Middle East and around the world; and it addresses the dy...

How the Dog Became the Dog
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

How the Dog Became the Dog

That the dog evolved from the wolf is an accepted fact of evolution, but the question of how wolf became dog has remained a mystery, obscured by myth and legend. How the Dog Became the Dog presents the 'domestication' of the dog as a biological and cultural process that began with cooperation and has taken a number of radical turns since. At the end of the last Ice Age, the first dogs emerged with their humans from refuge against the cold. In the eighteenth century, humans began the drive to exercise full control of dog reproduction, life and death, to complete the domestication of the wolf that began so long ago.

The Book of Lost and Found
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

The Book of Lost and Found

From London to Corsica to Paris--as a young woman pursues the truth about her late mother, two captivating love stories unfurl. Kate Darling's enigmatic mother--a once-famous ballerina--has passed away, leaving Kate bereft. When her grandmother falls ill and bequeaths to Kate a small portrait of a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Kate's mother, Kate uncovers a mystery that may upend everything she thought she knew. Kate's journey to find the true identity of the woman in the portrait takes her to some of the world's most iconic and indulgent locales, revealing a love story that began in the wild 1920s and was disrupted by war and could now spark new love for Kate. Alternating between Kate's present-day hunt and voices from the past, THE BOOK OF LOST AND FOUND casts light on family secrets and love-both lost and found.

The Book of Secrets
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

The Book of Secrets

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-12-29
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  • Publisher: Picador

In 1988, a retired schoolteacher named Pius Fernandes receives an old diary found in the back room of an East African shop. Written in 1913 by a British colonial administrator, the diary captivates Fernandes, who begins to research the coded history he encounters in its terse, laconic entries. What he uncovers is a story of forbidden liaisons and simmering vengeances, family secrets and cultural exiles--a story that leads him on an investigative journey through his own past and Africa's.