Grateful American

Grateful American
Author: Gary Sinise
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781400208135
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Release: 2019-02-12
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller: The moving, entertaining, never-before-told story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten. "The book is called Grateful American, and I promise you after you read it you will be grateful for what Gary has accomplished and contributed to our country." -- Clint Eastwood As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock 'n' roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose--or so it seemed. Within a few years Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its humble beginnings in a suburban Chicago church basement and eventual move into the city, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary's career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he also directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award–winning Forrest Gump. The military community's embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary's mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI:NY, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lt. Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. Grateful American is the moving, entertaining, profoundly gripping story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten.

Grateful American

Grateful American
Author: Gary Sinise
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1404110828
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Nelson Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock 'n' roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose -- or so it seemed. Within a few years, Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its humble beginnings in a suburban Chicago church basement and eventual move into the city, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary's career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he also directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump. The military community's embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary's mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI:NY, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lt. Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

Grateful American

Grateful American
Author: Gary Sinise
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1400214742
Available:
Release: 2021-08-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Theater icon, award-winning film and television star, and American patriot Gary Sinise shares the never-before-told story of his journey from trouble-making Chicago kid to cofounder of the legendary Steppenwolf Theater Company, world-famous actor, and tireless advocate for America's active duty defenders, veterans, and first responders.

Grateful American

Grateful American
Author: Gary Sinise
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1400208122
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Nelson Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Theater icon, award-winning film and television star, and American patriot Gary Sinise shares the never-before-told story of his journey from trouble-making Chicago kid to cofounder of the legendary Steppenwolf Theater Company, world-famous actor, and tireless advocate for America's active duty defenders, veterans, and first responders.

We Are Grateful

We Are Grateful
Author: Traci Sorell
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781430144144
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Release: 2020-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This authentic, loving celebration of gratitude & community—written by a citizen of the Cherokee nation—follows celebrations and experiences through the seasons of a year, underscoring the traditions and ways of Cherokee life.

Summary of GRATEFUL AMERICAN by Gary Sinise

Summary of GRATEFUL AMERICAN by Gary Sinise
Author: BookNation Publishing
Pages: 85
ISBN: 1093691883
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Release: 2019-04-12
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

* AN AMAZING AUTHOBIOGRAPHY OF THE LIFE OF THE GREAT GARY SINISE! * GARY IS ONE OF THE FOREMOST SUPPORTERS OF AMERICA'S TROOPS, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES! * A GREAT BOOK! IT'LL MAKE YOU LAUGH AND IT'LL MAKE YOU CRY! * IT'LL EMPOWER YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL A PROFOUND LOVE FOR THE GOOD OL' US OF A! * THIS GREAT BOOK IS A MUST READ FOR EVERY AMERICAN! GRATEFUL AMERICAN: JOURNEY FROM SELF TO SERVICE, by Gary Sinise, is not your ordinary autobiography. In the book, Gary who is one of the foremost supporters of our troops, veterans, and first responders and their families tells the story of his past and his personal life and recounts the details of how he was able to realize a life focused on service to others, especially those who have served our country. Gary is a true American Patriot and this book is one of the best you'll ever read. It'll make you laugh and cry and empowered and it'll make you feel a profound love for the good ol' US of A. This great book is a must read for every American! ABOUT THIS SUMMARY: This is a very well-written summary and guide to the book, Grateful American: Journey from Self to Service, by Gary Sinise. This summary is intended to simplify the main book for you, for easy understanding. All the major points, highlights and lessons shared in the main book are carefully extracted and presented in this summary so you can access them quickly and easily. But note that this summary is meant to be a companion, not a replacement, to the main book. Therefore, read this summary before or after reading the main book. Indeed, this amazing and wonderful book is a must-read for every American. So what are you waiting for? Do not procrastinate. BUY THIS BOOK NOW!

Sweet Chaos

Sweet Chaos
Author: Carol Brightman
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780671011178
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Release: 1999-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Extensive research into the band members and families of the Grateful Dead, as well as interviews with staff and Deadheads, enlivens this chronicle of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Reprint.

Child of the Dream A Memoir of 1963

Child of the Dream  A Memoir of 1963
Author: Sharon Robinson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781338282825
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.

Everything Else in the Universe

Everything Else in the Universe
Author: Tracy Holczer
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780698173859
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Release: 2018-06-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the midst of the Vietnam War, a young girl struggles to embrace change in this tender family story for fans of Cynthia Lord and Wendy Maas Lucy is a practical, orderly person--just like her dad. He taught her to appreciate reason and good sense, instilling in her the same values he learned at medical school. But when he's sent to Vietnam to serve as an Army doctor, Lucy and her mother are forced to move to San Jose, California, to be near their relatives--the Rossis--people known for their superstitions and all around quirky ways. Lucy can't wait for life to go back to normal, so she's over the moon when she learns her father is coming home early. It doesn't even matter that he's coming back "different." That she can't ask too many questions or use the word "amputation." It just matters that he'll be home. But Lucy quickly realizes there's something very wrong when her mother sends her to spend the summer with the Rossis to give her father some space. Lucy's beside herself, but what's a twelve-year-old to do? It's a curious boy named Milo, a mysterious packet of photographs and an eye-opening mission that makes Lucy see there's more to life than schedules and plans, and helps to heal her broken family. The latest from critically-acclaimed author Tracy Holczer is a pitch-perfect middle grade tale of family and friendship that's sure to delight fans of One for the Murphys and Rules.

Ground Zero

Ground Zero
Author: Alan Gratz
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781338245776
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller. In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present. September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere, an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion. And Brandon is in the middle of it all. Can he survive -- and escape? September 11, 2019, Afghanistan: Reshmina has grown up in the shadow of war, but she dreams of peace and progress. When a battle erupts in her village, Reshmina stumbles upon a wounded American soldier named Taz. Should she help Taz -- and put herself and her family in mortal danger? Two kids. One devastating day. Nothing will ever be the same.

Storm Dog

Storm Dog
Author: L. M. Elliott
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062430021
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Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For those who have ever felt out of place, this affirming and heartwarming book tells a powerful story of the American South, the love of a dog, and the power of music. Perfect for fans of Maxi's Secrets and How to Steal a Dog, and for anyone who's ever loved a dog. Whip-smart Ariel doesn’t fit in. Only in the winds of the Blue Ridge Mountains and spring storms that mirror the unhappiness she feels at home. Her brother understands her, but he’s in Afghanistan. Her father hasn't been the same since George deployed. Her mother focuses on Ariel’s gorgeous sister. When Gloria is selected to be an Apple Blossom Parade princess, Ariel feels even more the outsider and takes to the hills. There, during a raging storm, Ariel finds a lost dog who leads her to the safety of a cabin and Sergeant Josie, a former Army K-9 handler. Together—with music, dog-dancing, and a storm-child-crazy plan—the three outcasts find themselves. In this whimsical tale of self-discovery, L. M. Elliott captures the flavor of Virginia’s hunt country and Appalachia, while exploring definitions of beauty and belonging. Storm Dog will make readers proud to dance to their own rhythms.

The American Book of the Dead

The American Book of the Dead
Author: Oliver Trager
Pages: 434
ISBN: 9780684814025
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Release: 1997-12-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A reference guide to the Grateful Dead includes biographies of band members, descriptions of officially released albums, and insights into the more than four hundred songs they preformed live

Coronavirus A Book for Children

Coronavirus  A Book for Children
Author: Kate Wilson,Elizabeth Jenner,Nia Roberts
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9781839941467
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Nosy Crow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is the coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it? Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book helps answer these questions and many more, providing children aged 5-10 and their parents with clear and accessible explanations about the coronavirus and its effects - both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family’s day-to-day life. With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as advice from teachers and child psychologists, this is a practical and informative resource to help explain the changes we are currently all experiencing. The book is free to read and download, but Nosy Crow would like to encourage readers, should they feel in a position to, to make a donation to: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

Suspect Red

Suspect Red
Author: L.M. Elliott
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781484747315
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Release: 2017-09-19
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's 1953, and the United States has just executed an American couple convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Everyone is on edge as the Cold War standoff between communism and democracy leads to the rise of Senator Joe McCarthy and his zealous hunt for people he calls subversives or communist sympathizers. Suspicion, loyalty oaths, blacklists, political profiling, hostility to foreigners, and the assumption of guilt by association divide the nation. Richard and his family believe deeply in American values and love of country, especially since Richard's father works for the FBI. Yet when a family from Czechoslovakia moves in down the street with a son Richard's age named Vlad, their bold ideas about art and politics bring everything into question. Richard is quickly drawn to Vlad's confidence, musical sensibilities, and passion for literature, which Richard shares. But as the nation's paranoia spirals out of control, Richard longs to prove himself a patriot, and blurred lines between friend and foe could lead to a betrayal that destroys lives. Punctuated with photos, news headlines, ads, and quotes from the era, this suspenseful and relatable novel by award-winning New York Times best-selling author L.M. Elliott breathes new life into a troubling chapter of our history.

Grateful

Grateful
Author: Diana Butler Bass
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062659514
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Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Wilbur Award-winning book Grateful is now available in paperback and with an updated subtitle. If gratitude is good, why is it so hard to do? In Grateful, Diana Butler Bass untangles our conflicting understandings of gratitude and sets the table for a renewed practice of giving thanks. We know that gratitude is good, but many of us find it hard to sustain a meaningful life of gratefulness. Four out of five Americans report feeling gratitude on a regular basis, but those private feelings seem disconnected from larger concerns of our public lives. In Grateful, cultural observer and theologian Diana Butler Bass takes on this “gratitude gap” and offers up surprising, relevant, and powerful insights to practice gratitude. Bass, author of the award-winning Grounded and ten other books on spirituality and culture, explores the transformative, subversive power of gratitude for our personal lives and in communities. Using her trademark blend of historical research, spiritual insights, and timely cultural observation, she shows how we can overcome this gap and make change in our own lives and in the world. With honest stories and heartrending examples from history and her own life, Bass reclaims gratitude as a path to greater connection with god, with others, with the world, and even with our own souls. It’s time to embrace a more radical practice of gratitude—the virtue that heals us and helps us thrive.

American Pie

American Pie
Author: Don McLean
Pages: 48
ISBN: 149306231X
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Release: 2021-09-15
Editor: Backbeat Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of one of the top songs of the twentieth century, "American Pie," Don McLean has written a children's book with Judith A. Proffer that weaves themes from the iconic song with experiences from his early life

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781524771164
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Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! “[Doesn’t shy] away from the hard truths of Sotomayor’s childhood . . .[and] discusses real-world issues like racism, privilege, and affirmative action.” —The Washington Post Discover the inspiring life of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, in this middle-grade adaptation of her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World. Includes an 8-page photo insert and a brief history of the Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor was just a girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge even though she’d never met one of either, and none lived in her neighborhood. Sonia did not let the hardships of her background—which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City’s South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, coping with parents who argued and fought personal demons, and worrying about money—stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward. Eventually, all of Sonia’s hard work led to her appointment as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 2009, a role that she has held ever since. Learn about Justice Sotomayor’s rise and her amazing work as well as about the Supreme Court in this fascinating memoir that shows that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018! “People—I add children—who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible.” —Justice Sonia Sotomayor on why she writes books (ABC News)

Eat the Apple

Eat the Apple
Author: Matt Young
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781632869524
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Release: 2018-02-27
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Iliad of the Iraq war" (Tim Weiner)--a gut-wrenching, beautiful memoir of the consequences of war on the psyche of a young man. Eat the Apple is a daring, twisted, and darkly hilarious story of American youth and masculinity in an age of continuous war. Matt Young joined the Marine Corps at age eighteen after a drunken night culminating in wrapping his car around a fire hydrant. The teenage wasteland he fled followed him to the training bases charged with making him a Marine. Matt survived the training and then not one, not two, but three deployments to Iraq, where the testosterone, danger, and stakes for him and his fellow grunts were dialed up a dozen decibels. With its kaleidoscopic array of literary forms, from interior dialogues to infographics to prose passages that read like poetry, Young's narrative powerfully mirrors the multifaceted nature of his experience. Visceral, ironic, self-lacerating, and ultimately redemptive, Young's story drops us unarmed into Marine Corps culture and lays bare the absurdism of 21st-century war, the manned-up vulnerability of those on the front lines, and the true, if often misguided, motivations that drove a young man to a life at war. Searing in its honesty, tender in its vulnerability, and brilliantly written, Eat the Apple is a modern war classic in the making and a powerful coming-of-age story that maps the insane geography of our times.

The Life of Dad

The Life of Dad
Author: Jon Finkel,Art Eddy
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781721400300
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Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Adams Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A heartwarming and enlightening collection of advice, wisdom, and practical skills featuring an all-star cast of fathers from the popular online community Life of Dad. Becoming a dad gives men a VIP pass into the greatest club on earth: fatherhood. Its rewards are unmatched, its challenges, uncharted. The experience can reach euphoric highs and gut-punching lows. For those moments (and everything in between), The Life of Dad has your back. The Life of Dad is an all-encompassing, entertaining distillation of the full dad experience, through a collection of interviews, podcasts, online chats, Facebook Lives, and more, dispensing collective wisdom from dads who have been in the trenches. From Shaquille O’Neal explaining how he’s taught his kids to be grateful, or Michael Strahan highlighting the importance of accountability, or Jim Gaffigan discussing the challenges of having a house full of kids, The Life of Dad has it all. Including thoughts from Ice Cube, Henry Winkler, Chris Jericho, Denis Leary, Freddie Prinze Jr, Charles Tillman, Mark Feuerstein, and many, many more, you’ll find plenty of camaraderie in the hardest—but most rewarding—job of your life!

Maiden Voyage A Titanic Story

Maiden Voyage  A Titanic Story
Author: Sarah Jane
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781338226706
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Release: 2018-07-31
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A story of secrets, sisterhood, and adventure aboard the Titanic!