Tell My Sons - A Father's Last Letters
- United States
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At the pinnacle of a soaring career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber was tapped to serve in a high-profile job within the Afghan Parliament as a military advisor. Weeks later, a routine physical revealed stage IV intestinal cancer in the thirty-eight-year-old father of three. Over the next two years he would fight a desperate battle he wasn't trained for, with his wife and boys as his reluctant but willing fighting force.
When Weber realized that he was not going to survive this final tour of combat, he began to write a letter to his boys, so that as they grew up without him, they would know what his life-and-death story had taught him-about courage and fear, challenge and comfort, words and actions, pride and humility, seriousness and humor, and viewing life as a never-ending search for new ideas and inspiration.
This book is that letter. And it's not just for his sons. It's for everyone who can use the best advice a dying hero has to offer.
Weber's stories illustrate that in the end you become what you are through the causes to which you attach yourself-and that you've made your own along the way. Through his example, he teaches how to live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way.
Praise for Tell My Sons
"A gift to us all . . . Every page exudes courage, honesty, and an indomitable spirit. Mark Weber's story has touched me in such a profound way."-Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie
"Tell My Sons is a deeply moving, personal account of a soldier's journey into an ultimate frontier. As I read Mark Weber's book, I was astonished by its honesty, courage, and discipline. This book offers one of the most profound and detailed descriptions of the strange world of cancer and should be essential reading for all of us who seek to understand that topsy-turvy terrain."-Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies
"Tell My Sons is one of the most profound and inspirational stories I have ever read. It may have been written fo