Courage After Fire

Courage After Fire Author Keith Armstrong
ISBN-10 9781569752777
Release 2009-05-01
Pages 280
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Courage After Fire for Parents of Service Members

Courage After Fire for Parents of Service Members Author Paula Domenici
ISBN-10 9781608827176
Release 2013-07-01
Pages 240
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Parents of returning service members may sometimes feel that their voices are not heard. The media is saturated with stories about troops returning from deployment with mental health problems like post-traumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse. Some also return home with physical problems including traumatic brain injury, physical pain or more severe injuries like amputations. Almost all returning service members experience reintegration challenges such as readjusting to family and community, finding employment or attending school. But rarely do we hear how parents are taking on the role of supporting their sons and daughters who have served our country. In countless ways these parents provide help—and when their military child suffers significant physical or psychological injuries, they may once again become their primary caretaker. For mothers and fathers and others in a parenting role, it can be overwhelming at times, and resources are limited. Courage after Fire for Parents of Service Members provides a compassionate and accessible guide for the parents or guardians of returning troops. This groundbreaking book acknowledges the significant contribution and sacrifice parents have made for their military children, provides strategies and resources that will assist them in understanding and supporting their son or daughter, and will validate their own personal experiences. Recommendations for helping them care for their returning service member are woven throughout the book, as well as education about the importance of taking care of themselves to help prevent caregiver burnout. Vignettes and reflections from parents who have had a child deploy offer a sense of hope and community. Even in the best of circumstances, parents play an instrumental role in helping their sons and daughters successfully reintegrate after deployment. This book is a valuable resource for any parent who is seeking to better understand and support a returning military child while caring for themselves.

Fight Fire with Intelligence Skill and Courage

Fight Fire with Intelligence  Skill  and Courage Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D02177033C
Release 2001
Pages 6
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Fight Fire with Intelligence Skill and Courage has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fight Fire with Intelligence Skill and Courage also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fight Fire with Intelligence Skill and Courage book for free.

Fire Base Illingworth An Epic True Story of Remarkable Courage Against Staggering Odds

Fire Base Illingworth  An Epic True Story of Remarkable Courage Against Staggering Odds Author Philip Keith
ISBN-10 9781250024961
Release 2013-10-29
Pages 320
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Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived. In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Vietnamese soldiers charged out into the open and tried to over-run FSB Illingworth. The battle went on, mostly in the dark, for hours. Exposed ammunition canisters were hit and blew up, causing a thunderous explosion inside the FSB that left dust so thick it jammed the hand-held weapons of the GIs. Much of the combat was hand-to-hand. In all, twenty-four Americans lost their lives and another fifty-four were wounded. Nearly one hundred enemy bodies were recovered. It was one of the most vicious small unit firefights in the history of U.S. forces in Vietnam. As in his acclaimed book Blackhorse Riders, a finalist for the prestigious Colby Award, Phil Keith uncovers a harrowing true story of bravery and sacrifice by the men who fought valiantly to hold FSB Illingworth—a tale never-before-told and one that will not be soon forgotten.

After the Fire

After the Fire Author Will Hill
ISBN-10 1474924158
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 512
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Deep in the Texas desert, Moon lives with her Brothers and Sisters. They're safe, protected by the Fence and Father John. Because Father John knows what's right and what's wrong. But then Nate arrives from Outside, stirring doubt...and suddenly Moon's world is on fire. But what happens after? What happens when you lose everything you've ever known? Powerful, gripping, and beautifully told, bestselling author Will Hill's After the Fire is a novel about love, hope, loss and, ultimately, courage. The courage to ask: Who can I trust? What is the truth? And is there any way back when everything you know is gone?

Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire Author James B. Stockdale
ISBN-10 9780817936938
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 32
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When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity.

Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire Author Wiley Sword
ISBN-10 9781429994330
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 336
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"If it is necessary that I should fall on the battlefield for . . . my courage does not halt or falter" – Major Sullivan Ballou, 1861, prior to the Battle of Bull Run In Courage Under Fire, award-winning historian Wiley Sword captures the fervor of a nation at war with itself; a war that pitted brother against brother. Through the immediacy of diaries and letters written not only on the battlefields and in camps but also on the deathbeds of soldiers from both the North and South, Sword lays bare the complexities and depth of a soldier's mind in coming to grips with life and death – even while his country, and often his family, is mercilessly ripped apart. From wives and mothers to the highest military figures, all strived toward often worthy but difficult objectives, while seeking to suffer as little as possible. Featured in this compelling study of men and women facing the severest stress of their lives are fascinating stories such as that of Union Lieutenant Colonel Frank Curtiss. He was ordered to take his regiment, the 127th Illinois, in a hopeless charge against the enemy's fortified lines at Atlanta, Ga. on August 3, 1864. Aware that many of his men would die needlessly and for minimal tactical gain, he refused to obey these orders. The moral courage to fight meant also to appropriately assess the risks and weigh the loss in lives of one's soldiers. Confederate General John Bell Hood's decision to sacrifice much of his army at Franklin, Tennessee on November 30th 1864, ranks as one of the saddest events of the war. His aggressive behavior is assessed in terms of both moral and physical courage, providing a revealing insight into the character of one of the war's key commanders. The prospect of death in battle was a fearsome prospect for Lucy Morse, who kept desperate hope her husband, William H. Morse, would survive the fighting. She wrote to him,"I was almost crazy before I heard from you for fear that you had shared the fate of many a brave soldier." Her story and that of the fateful events in their lives provides graphic evidence of the fiber of America's soldiers and their worthy families. In a revealing portrait of courage and its often bloody consequences, Wiley Sword conveys a vivid picture of bravery under extreme stress, which is fully appropriate in today's world.

Duty Honor Courage

Duty Honor Courage Author Janie Hall
ISBN-10 9781452006796
Release 2010-04-09
Pages 268
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John Whittenburg, born in 1880 in a covered wagon, went to work at age fourteen earning his own living. In 1904, at age twenty-four, he was hired by the Fort Worth, Texas fire department because of his ability to handle horses and the horse drawn fire wagon. His leadership qualities led to promotions. His integrity led to being highly respected by his peers and community. John retired in 1947, as Battalion Chief after 43 years of service. In 1972, he was again honored as the oldest living fireman at age ninty-two. The information from his original Chief's log, when he opened #12 fire station, along with family history, pictures and newspaper articles are woven together with fictitious dialogue. John's story takes place when the fire department had no formal training. The men learned as they fought the fires. Anyone interested in history, true stories, biographies or firefighters will enjoy reading Duty-Honor-Courage. Book Review Having known Mr. Whittenburg in my childhood, I was delighted to read this book about his life. All I knew then was that he was very tall, a fire chief, and loved little kids. It's been such a joy to read about his whole life, as well as to learn about the development of fire fighting science. Even as a youngster, I perceived that he was laid back, gentle and persuasive, traits that took him from a hopeless future of dirt farming to a fulfilling career, in which he taught by example and insightful explanation and inspired hundreds of individuals to be their best selves. There's always someone who trains and teaches the rest. Mr. Whittenburg's ability to put the science of fire fighting into a curriculum for others belies his fourth grade education. Thanks to Janie for bringing this story to us. - Marian Pearn

Thorn Fire and Lily

Thorn  Fire and Lily Author Jane Mossendew
ISBN-10 0826470645
Release 2004-04-01
Pages 256
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For those who like to see God in nature and who understand that the church's year is based on nature's cycles, this gardening guide covers the period from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday and features one plant each day to illuminate Lenten themes such as prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Rivers of Courage and Doubt

Rivers of Courage and Doubt Author Nicholas Isika
ISBN-10 9781491733585
Release 2014-05
Pages 146
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This is an incredible, inspiring true story of a young man's dream and stubborn courage. Nicholas Isika left Kenya as a teenager and arrived in the United States with only forty-five dollars in his pocket, but he earned an education at Augustana Academy in Canton, South Dakota. Even then, it was never a given that he would build a career in finance and a successful international business. Much of his success can be traced back to the wisdom instilled in him by his parents, who always told him, "The mind that won't quit through hard times and refuses to sit and wait, but applies action instead, is the mind that will succeed." You'll be inspired by Nick's journey from farming in Kenya to playing an important role in high-stakes business in his adopted country. His perseverance, family values, and intelligence allowed him to learn tremendous lessons while traveling down "Rivers of Courage and Doubt.

After the Fire

After the Fire Author J. A. Jance
ISBN-10 9780062293985
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 128
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New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance's heartrending collection of poetry and essays recounts a dark chapter of her own life, her first marriage to an alcoholic—a powerful look at the emotional cost of addiction and an inspiring story of courage and triumph in the wake of crushing defeat Before she found fame as a bestselling mystery author, Judith Jance wrestled with the anguish of being married to an alcoholic. For years she channeled her pain into words, composing the poems in this moving volume, first published in 1984, a year before her debut novel. In searing and direct language, After the Fire chronicles the collapse of Jance's first marriage under the weight of her husband's addiction—and her own unwitting denial and codependence while she struggled to find herself. "I will not be the price of your redemption," she wrote then. "I will not pay my life to ransom yours." An intimate, deeply personal look into a wrenching time in Jance's life, After the Fire is a portrait of addiction and its insidious effects on lives and love. It illuminates universal truths about unbearable loss and finding the courage to carry on, and offers inspiration and profound insight into the heart and work of a beloved bestselling author.

Plague and Fire

Plague and Fire Author James C. Mohr
ISBN-10 0198036760
Release 2004-11-15
Pages 256
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A little over a century ago, bubonic plague--the same Black Death that decimated medieval Europe--arrived on the shores of Hawaii just as the islands were about to become a U.S. territory. In this absorbing narrative, James Mohr tells the story of that fearful visitation and its fiery climax--a vast conflagration that engulfed Honolulu's Chinatown. Mohr tells this gripping tale largely through the eyes of the people caught up in the disaster, from members of the white elite to Chinese doctors, Japanese businessmen, and Hawaiian reporters. At the heart of the narrative are three American physicians--the Honolulu Board of Health--who became virtual dictators when the government granted them absolute control over the armed forces and the treasury. The doctors soon quarantined Chinatown, where the plague was killing one or two people a day and clearly spreading. They resisted intense pressure from the white community to burn down all of Chinatown at once and instead ordered a careful, controlled burning of buildings where plague victims had died. But a freak wind whipped one of those small fires into a roaring inferno that destroyed everything in its path, consuming roughly thirty-eight acres of densely packed wooden structures in a single afternoon. Some 5000 people lost their homes and all their possessions and were marched in shock to detention camps, where they were confined under armed guard for weeks. Next to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Chinatown fire is the worst civic disaster in Hawaiian history. A dramatic account of people struggling in the face of mounting catastrophe, Plague and Fire is a stimulating and thought-provoking read.

Courage Under Fire

Courage Under Fire Author Candice Poarch
ISBN-10 1583143505
Release 2003-07-01
Pages 288
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Nurse Arlene Taft and Lieutenant Colonel Neal Allen, the brave hero she had cared for after his daring rescue mission at the Pentagon on September 11th, find everlasting love and passion when they are assigned to the same military base months later. Original.

Overcoming Post Deployment Syndrome

Overcoming Post Deployment Syndrome Author Cory Blake
ISBN-10 9781617050398
Release 2011-02-15
Pages 141
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A comprehensive guide for service members, veterans, and their families dealing with the all-too-common repercussions of combat duty, including traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and musculoskeletal injury, and substance abuse. Written by two doctors at the forefront of treating veterans and service members, Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome is a wellness handbook filled with evidence-based advice, exercises, and approaches for healing from post-deployment syndrome (PDS), preventing combat stresses from having a lasting negative impact, and returning to activity and wellness. Offering a practical blend of state-of-the-art traditional and holistic medicine to help physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing, Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome provides: Personal vignettes of servicemembers who are going through the process of successfully reintegrating into their families, workplaces, and communities. A twelve-week basic training in self-directed healing arts. A wealth of community and government resources, tips, and suggestions. The means to integrate traditional and complementary medicine techniques to treat common symptoms.

From Baghdad to America

From Baghdad to America Author Jay Kopelman
ISBN-10 9781626366480
Release 2010-02-06
Pages 208
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Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman won the hearts of readers everywhere with his moving story of adopting an abandoned puppy named Lava from a hellish corner of Iraq. He opened the door for other soldiers to bring dogs home, and in From Baghdad to America, Kopelman once again leads the pack with his observations on the emotional repercussions of war. Here, for the first time, Kopelman holds nothing back as he responds to the question, “Why did you save a dog instead of a person?” The answer reveals much about his inner demons—and about the bigger picture of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He talks about what it’s like to return to the States and examines the shocking statistics to come out of Iraq: Depression, suicide, alcohol abuse, and broken relationships are at record highs for the men and women who serve there. Kopelman credits Lava with helping him to endure combat and the pain of war, as well as helping him deal with the surprising difficulties of returning to everyday life. Civilians have a hard time understanding what being a Marine means, and the adjustment to living among them is hard for these soldiers. This book attempts to shed light on that for all readers.

Flight on Fire Mountain

Flight on Fire Mountain Author Tim Lane
ISBN-10 9780595382125
Release 2006-10
Pages 96
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For Josh, a seventeen-year-old paraglilder, the past year has been a time of change and adjustment. After his parents' divorce, Josh struggles with his new relationships with his stepfamily and is torn by his loyalty to both parents. On his way to deliver a paraglider for his father, he is caught in a raging forest fire as it blasts through the San Bernardino Mountains.--P. 4 of cover.

Face of Courage

Face of Courage Author Joseph M. Cammarata
ISBN-10 9781452002569
Release 2010-05-12
Pages 244
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Both brothers dreamed of being N.Y.C Firefighters, but when one brother wrote his own destiny, their worlds would collide at the same place, at different times on the morning of September 11th, 2001. Both brothers feverishly raced to the World Trade Center, one brother age 22, was with the New York City fire department, and one brother age 24, with the New York City police department, the catastrophe would leave one brother searching for answers to many questions, and living the better part of the last decade with enormous guilt. Inspirational from many aspects, it will raise the spirits of anyone who clutches non fictional work. Strap yourself in; hold on tight, this is a true life story of two young men who exhibit tremendous courage while facing the terrors that lie right in front of their eyes. “I had to go back to the site, and search for a part of my soul that was buried under the rubble, it was gone long enough, I want my life back." "In every disaster, there are stories of hope, and heroism, good things come out of negativity, you just have to find them, no matter how long it takes."