For love of country : What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice. / Howard Schultz.
- ISBN: 9781101874462 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3487 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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