You Don t Lose Til You Quit Trying

Author: Sammy Lee Davis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698408020
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The inspiring true life story of Vietnam veteran, Medal of Honor recipient and veteran’s advocate Sammy Lee Davis. On November 18th, 1967, Private First Class Davis’s artillery unit was hit by a massive enemy offensive. At twenty-one years old, he resolved to face the onslaught and prepared to die. Soon he would have a perforated kidney, crushed ribs, a broken vertebra, his flesh ripped by beehive darts, a bullet in his thigh, and burns all over his body. Ignoring his injuries, he manned a two-ton Howitzer by himself, crossed a canal under heavy fire to rescue three wounded American soldiers, and kept fighting until the enemy retreated. His heroism that day earned him a Congressional Medal of Honor—the ceremony footage of which ended up being used in the movie Forrest Gump. You Don’t Lose ’Til You Quit Trying chronicles how his childhood in the American Heartland prepared him for the worst night of his life—and how that night set off a lifetime battling against debilitating injuries, the effects of Agent Orange and an America that was turning on its veterans. But he also battled for his fellow veterans, speaking on their behalf for forty years to help heal the wounds and memorialize the brotherhood that war could forge. Here, readers will learn of Sammy Davis’s extraordinary life—the courage, the pain, and the triumph.

Medal of Honor

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Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579654622
Format: PDF
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Presents short biographies of over one hundred men who have received the Medal of Honor.

Gentlemen Bastards

Author: Kevin Maurer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425253597
Format: PDF, Docs
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An award-winning reporter who traveled with Green Beret Special Forces in Afghanistan describes how over the past nine years their focus has shifted from going on offensive raids to training Afghan security forces and building a new government.

The Medal of Honor

Author: Boston Publishing Company
Publisher:
ISBN: 0760346240
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents the history of the famed military service award in each of the branches of the United States military, recounting the stories of its recipients and examining the medal's place in American history.

Chosen Soldier

Author: Dick Couch
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0307339394
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Documents the complete training regimen of the U.S. Army's Special Forces soldiers, the Green Berets, from their initial recruitment, through their physically and mentally grueling course of training, detailing the special character, intelligence, language skills, and adaptability that the Army looks for in selecting these versatile troops. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Beyond Glory Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393325621
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A stirring oral history of the nation's Medal of Honor winners interviews twenty-four men who earned the honor through extraordinary acts of valor on the battlefield. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Endless Love and Second Chances

Author: Dixie Davis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692589755
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Through unspeakable grief, they found an unbreakable connection-through their love, the joy of second chances. For Dixie and Sammy Davis, the road to each other's arms was paved with tragedy. But through their marriage, they each found a new beginning filled with blessings, joy, and hope-a testament to the power of love after loss. In Endless Love and Second Chances, Dixie Davis, with Sherry Maves, describes the joys and heartbreak of Dixie's marriage with musician Tim "Doc Holiday" Taylor, tragically cut short by terminal cancer. Years later, Dixie makes an unexpected connection with mutual acquaintance Sammy Davis-one of seventy-seven living Medal of Honor recipients who has dedicated his life to spreading the values of "duty, honor, and country." An inspirational love story of hope, faith, and redemption, this heartfelt memoir follows Dixie and Sammy as they both recover from the profound grief of losing their spouses to find the love and healing in each other that they needed to move on. As the couple continues to travel throughout the country in the name of veterans' awareness, this book pays a touching tribute to the difference they have made to each other-and to veterans everywhere.

Eventide

Author: Kent Haruf
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400043019
Format: PDF, Docs
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One of The Best Books of The Year: Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, The Plain Dealer, and Rocky Mountain News Kent Haruf, award-winning, bestselling author of Plainsong returns to the high-plains town of Holt, Colorado, with a novel of masterful authority. The aging McPheron brothers are learning to live without Victoria Roubideaux, the single mother they took in and who has now left their ranch to start college. A lonely young boy stoically cares for his grandfather while a disabled couple tries to protect their a violent relative. As these lives unfold and intersect, Eventide unveils the immemorial truths about human beings: their fragility and resilience, their selfishness and goodness, and their ability to find family in one another.

The Universal Adversary

Author: Mark Neocleous
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317355431
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The history of bourgeois modernity is a history of the Enemy. This book is a radical exploration of an Enemy that has recently emerged from within security documents released by the US security state: the Universal Adversary. The Universal Adversary is now central to emergency planning in general and, more specifically, to security preparations for future attacks. But an attack from who, or what? This book – the first to appear on the topic – shows how the concept of the Universal Adversary draws on several key figures in the history of ideas, said to pose a threat to state power and capital accumulation. Within the Universal Adversary there lies the problem not just of the ‘terrorist’ but, more generally, of the ‘subversive’, and what the emergency planning documents refer to as the ‘disgruntled worker’. This reference reveals the conjoined power of the contemporary mobilisation of security and the defence of capital. But it also reveals much more. Taking the figure of the disgruntled worker as its starting point, the book introduces some of this worker’s close cousins – figures often regarded not simply as a threat to security and capital but as nothing less than the Enemy of all Mankind: the Zombie, the Devil and the Pirate. In situating these figures of enmity within debates about security and capital, the book engages an extraordinary variety of issues that now comprise a contemporary politics of security. From crowd control to contagion, from the witch-hunt to the apocalypse, from pigs to intellectual property, this book provides a compelling analysis of the ways in which security and capital are organized against nothing less than the ‘Enemies of all Mankind’.