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For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Publication date November 4, 2014
Pages 210
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781101874455
ISBN-10 1101874457
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $24.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front.

Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we hardly know their true measure. Here, Starbucks CEO and longtime veterans’ advocate Howard Schultz and National Book Award finalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post offer an enlightening, inspiring corrective.

The authors honor acts of uncommon valor in Iraq and Afghanistan, including an Army sergeant who repeatedly runs through a storm of gunfire to save the lives of his wounded comrades; two Marines who sacrifice their lives to halt an oncoming truck bomb and protect thirty-three of their brothers in arms; a sixty-year-old doctor who joins the Navy to honor his fallen son.

We also see how veterans make vital contributions once they return home, drawing on their leadership skills and commitment to service: former soldiers who aid residents in rebuilding after natural disasters; a former infantry officer who trades in a Pentagon job to teach in an inner-city neighborhood; a retired general leading efforts to improve treatments for brain-injured troops; the spouse of a severely injured soldier assisting families in similar positions.

These powerful, unforgettable stories demonstrate just how indebted we are to those who protect us and what they have to offer our nation when their military service is done.

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With Howard Schultz | from Alfred a Knopf Inc (November 4, 2014)
9781101874455 | details & prices | 210 pages | 6.25 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front.
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