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For Love of Country - What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice

Howard Schultz

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Genres:

History

Description:

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 veterans make vital contributions once they return home, drawing on their leadership skills and commitment to service: former soldiers who aid residents in rebuilding after natural disasters; a former infantry officer who trades in a Pentagon job to teach in an inner-city neighborhood; a retired general leading efforts to improve treatments for brain-injured troops; the spouse of a severely injured soldier assisting families in similar positions. These powerful, unforgettable stories demonstrate just how indebted we are to those who protect us and what they have to offer our nation when their military service is done.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Length:

6h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:28


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:32