The Courage to Survive


Author: Dennis J. Kucinich

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597775687

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 3883

The power of courage and faith transform this inspiring political autobiography of presidential candidate Kucinich into a compelling self-help book for those who are searching for the key to achieving their own dreams.

The Courage to Survive and Beyond


Author: Owen Diaz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477130365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 143

View: 8960

Every now and then a book comes along that is not only memorable, but encouraging and energizing. “We only live once, what kind of life will it be?” Everyone is searching for happiness and few are finding it. Owen’s lives the life of faith, hope, love, and fulfillment. His story is an example of a Classic American Dream. This book is packed with amusing personal anecdotes and adventures that bring inspiration to readers.

Heart of a Patriot

How I Found the Courage to Survive Vietnam, Walter Reed and Karl Rove


Author: Max Cleland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439141267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3960

By the time he had reached middle age, Max Cleland thought he had nothing to live for. Vietnam had left him a triple amputee. He had lost his seat in the U.S. Senate, and in the grip of depression he had lost his fiancée, too. But instead of giving up, Cleland discovered that he has what it takes to survive: the heart of a patriot. Doctors did not give Cleland much hope when he returned from Vietnam, but he overcame his despair through his bonds with other wounded soldiers. Against all odds, he realized his dream of becoming a Senator. But after being smeared as unpatriotic in a reelection campaign, a long-dormant case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder sent him back to Walter Reed Hospital. Surrounded by the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, Cleland again found the faith and endurance to regain control of his life. In a gut-wrenching memoir that is free of bitterness but frank about the costs of being a soldier, Max Cleland describes with love the ties America’s soldiers forge with one another, along with the disillusionment many of them experience when they come home. Heart of a Patriot is a story about the joy of serving the country you love, no matter the cost—and how to recover from the deepest wounds of war.

The courage to survive

the life career of the chronic dialysis patient


Author: Mary Elizabeth O'Brien

Publisher: Saunders


Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 5118

Help Yourself


Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101174142

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 8344

As nearly four million readers have learned from his three previous books, Dave Pelzer doesn't believe in feeling sorry for himself. Abused mercilessly by his mother as a child, Dave has taken everything that happened to him and turned it into something positive so that he can help others. Now happily married and with a child of his own, he celebrates the twin pillars of strength that saw him through his darkest hours: resilience and gratitude. And he shows how anyone can tap into these virtues to live a better and more fulfilling life. In Help Yourself, Dave Pelzer explains how to move beyond a painful history, harmful negative thoughts, and innumerable setbacks by urging readers to take control and be accountable for their lives. Filled with his own history, as well as the personal struggles of others who have learned how to turn adversity into triumph, Help Yourself is a rousing call to readers who want real answers to real problems. Never before in paperback, it will undoubtedly join Pelzer's previous paperbacks on bestseller lists for years to come.

To End All Wars

A True Story about the Will to Survive and the Courage to Forgive


Author: Ernest Gordon

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310340640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 1631

Now A Major Motion Picture Starring Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland ‘Waking from a dream, I suddenly realized where I was: in the Death House–in a prison camp by the River Kwai. I was a prisoner of war, lying among the dead, waiting for the bodies to be carried away so that I might have more room.’ When Ernest Gordon was twenty-four he was captured by the Japanese and forced, with other British prisoners, to build the notorious ‘Railroad of Death’, where nearly 16,000 Prisoners of War gave their life. Faced with the appalling conditions of the prisoners’ camp and the brutality of the captors, he survived to become an inspiring example of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. To End All Wars is Ernest Gordon’s gripping true story behind both the Academy Award-winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai starring Alec Guinness and the new film To End All Wars directed by David Cunningham.

A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive


Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757396070

Category: Self-Help

Page: 195

View: 2590

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

The Courage to Hope

How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear


Author: Shirley Sherrod,Catherine Whitney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451651015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2559

Traces how the author was forced to resign from the USDA in the wake of unsubstantiated accusations, tracing the media and legal efforts that enabled her ultimate vindication and drew apologies from the NAACP and the White House. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Fat, Stupid, Ugly

One Woman's Courage to Survive


Author: Debrah Constance,J.I. Kleinberg

Publisher: HCI

ISBN: 9780757302251

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

View: 3648

In the spirit of A Child Called "It" comes an amazing story of resilience from a woman who triumphed over child abuse, cancer, and alcoholism to founder of A Place Called Home. "I began life, it would seem, as some kind of Grimm's fairy tale creature, large and oafish, undesirable, grossly imperfect. Neatly penned in my baby book were the words, 'Debbie was a fat, unattractive baby.' Fat and ugly aside, my life was fairly normal for a couple of years. It would be a while before the abuse began. Before the smoking and pills, the rage and rebellion, the alcoholism and cancer, the broken marriages. In those first uncomplicated years I could have set out on any of a dozen different paths toward an orderly life . . . it was not to be. . . . But this is not a story of defeat." This is a book about surviving. It's about hope. It's about how each of us-ordinary, imperfect, damaged-can dream and heal. This book weaves the humorous, often outrageous, always courageous tapestry of Debrah Constance's life. Voted Woman of the Year by the State of California Legislature for founding A Place Called Home, (APCH) an organization providing services to at-risk inner-city kids in South Los Angeles, she proves that anyone can rise above life's obstacles and make a better life for themselves-and others.

Escape from the Deep

An Epic Story of Courage and Survival During World War II


Author: Alex Kershaw


ISBN: 1458777839


Page: 336

View: 7611

In the early morning hours of October 24, 1944, the legendary U.S. Navy submarine Tang was hit by one of its own faulty torpedoes. The survivors of the explosion struggled to stay alive one hundred-eighty feet beneath the surface, while the Japanese dropped deadly depth charges. As the air ran out, some of the crew made a daring ascent through the escape hatch. In the end, just nine of the original eighty-man crew survived. But the survivors were beginning a far greater ordeal. After being picked up by the Japanese, they were sent to an interrogation camp known as the ''Torture Farm.'' When they were liberated in 1945, they were close to death, but they had revealed nothing to the Japanese, including the greatest secret of World War II. With the same heart-pounding narrative drive that made The Bedford Boys and The Longest Winter national bestsellers, Alex Kershaw brings to life this incredible story of survival and endurance.

The Courage to Grieve

My Story of Love, Loss, Grief, and Hope


Author: David W. Ingram

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480841617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 8437

Author David W. Ingram met his future wife, Kimberly, when she sixteen years old. When he was seventeen, Ingram convinced her to date him. They eventually married and lived a loving life together for thirty years. It all came crashing down when Kimberly was diagnosed with colon cancer and waged a battle against it for four years. In The Courage to Grieve, Ingram narrates his personal story through grief as he learns to live without his beloved wife. It delves into the mind and emotions of a newly grieving spouse and follows him for the first year afterward. This memoir describes an undying love and devotion during four years of suffering, then the aftermath left behind after the death of a beloved spouse. The Courage to Grieve tells how Ingram drew on his faith in God to choose to survive or give in to his overwhelming sorrow. Written during a years time, it offers a sense of hope and recovery for others facing the grieving process.

Courage and Grace


Author: Yoseph Komem

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542314923

Category: Holocaust survivors

Page: 459

View: 2335

A family's unbelievable survival in the face of the Holocaust Yoseph and Itzhak Komem are two young Jewish brothers hiding under fake Catholic identities on the Aryan side of Polish towns and countryside during the Holocaust. Their fascinating testimonies are brought together with those of their deaf father, their mother, and others, to convey their life stories and their unbelievable escape from the Nazis. You'll read this amazing literary, historical, and biographical document with bated breath The novel weaves an unbelievable mix of everyday and nightmarish reality, between the ghetto and outside of it, colorfully portraying the struggle to survive on the rear lines of a war between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army. The memories conclude with the period of life after liberation: in the Polish People's Republic, in an orphanage in France, in a boarding school in England, and in the Land of Israel. A drama of tragedy and rescue, dare, courage, and grace Courage and Grace offers a unique memoir of the Second World War, written in the form of a polyphony- a chorus of voices that reverberate with each other, highlighting their differences in experience and points of view. The author recreates a gripping and suspenseful mosaic of daring escapes, concealments, and acts of valor, portraying the struggle for survival in the face of a living nightmare. Get your copy of Courage and Grace now!

A Child Called "It"

One Child's Courage to Survive


Author: David J. Pelzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435235632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 3461

Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother

The Unspoken Truth

A Memoir


Author: Lisa Zarcone

Publisher: Lisa Zarcone

ISBN: 1535601493

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 876

Once upon a time, when I was a little girl, I was tucked warm and safe in my bed with a loving family to protect me. In the blink of an eye it all changed before my pretty baby blues. The grim reality of a mentally ill mother and a dying brother had become my nightmare. The reality that ripped my family apart and sent my distraught father running, leaving me to deal with my mother’s mania. Left alone with my psychotic mother, I was forced to deal with the horrors that lay before me. I was a scared and confused little girl that had to learn how to survive many tragedies and overcome countless acts of abuse. This is a gripping tale of my childhood. I had to pull deep from within my soul to muster up the strength and courage to survive, with only blind faith and loss of innocence to lead the way. I was only six when my world came crashing down around me. Read my harrowing story, from a child’s point of view; it promises to keep you emotionally invested from start to finish.

How to Survive the Worst That Can Happen


Author: Sandy Peckinpah

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452582262

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

View: 9540

Sandy Peckinpah's sixteen-year old son woke up with a fever and was dead the next morning of bacterial meningitis... her life changed forever. She found herself in the depths of unimaginable despair. Then, someone gave her a journal, and writing opened her journey of self-discovery in learning how to live life without her beautiful child. Words illuminated her path of discovery and she began to document the things that helped her, and others like her, to find resilience. This is a practical, inspirational guide to coping with the many facets of bereavement; learning how to talk about your loss, the aftermath of sorrow, handling fear and anger, helping your living children adjust, strengthening your marriage, experiencing miracles, and the promise that you will regain a quality of life where you'll feel joy once again. If you've lost a child or know someone who has, this story is one you'll relate to and find comfort in knowing you're not alone. Sandy is a mother who has experienced it, and she's a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist(R) from the Grief Recovery Institute(R) in Los Angeles.

Courage to Survive


Author: Aron Abrahamsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425134037


Page: 304

View: 2108

This true story is about a Norwegian family faced with a decision of whether to leave their home and businesses to escape from the Nazi occupation or wait it out.

Dare to Succeed

How to Survive and Thrive in the Game of Life


Author: Mark Burnett

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786868490

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 9867

The man who has lived a classic rags-to-riches life story turns his passion for daring and challenge into life lessons on personal and professional achievement. The genius behind the wildly popular Survivor series, Mark Burnett is now the hottest producer in television. What most people dont know, however, is that Burnett has his own survival story to tell, and its every bit as riveting as the show. A decade ago, he was selling t-shirts on the beach in Southern California. But through a combination of inspiration, determination, and sheer nerve, he transformed his life, went on to produce an Emmy-winning extreme sports program, and, of course, created the most popular series on the air today. A former paratrooper and an open-water certified SCUBA diver, Mark Burnett has used his life of daring experiences as a jumping-off point, and now shows readers how to chase their dreams, ignore their fears, and follow the road less traveled to personal and business success. His book unfolds like a real-life adventure story, offering valuable lessons, inspirational vignettes, and hard-hitting advice. Burnetts recipe for success encourages people to bend the rules, embrace risk, lead with compassion, learn through failure, revel in pain, and focus like a laser on their goals. By following this blend of heart and chutzpah, youll not only survive, but go on to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.

Out of the Depths

An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis


Author: Edgar Harrell USMC,David Harrell

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441264558

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 1140

The Inspiring Story of a World War II Hero's Miraculous Survival at Sea July 30, 1945--The USS Indianapolis and its 1,196-man crew is making its way toward a small island in the South Pacific. The ship is sailing unescorted, assured by headquarters the waters are safe. It is midnight, and Marine Edgar Harrell and several others have sacked out on deck rather than spend the night in their hot and muggy quarters below. Fresh off a top-secret mission to deliver uranium for the atomic bombs that would ultimately end World War II, they are unaware their ship is being watched. Minutes later, six torpedoes are slicing toward the Indy . . . For five horrifying days and nights after their ship went down, Harrell and his shipmates had to fend for themselves in the open seas. Plagued by dehydration, exposure, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks, their numbers were cruelly depleted before they were miraculously rescued. This is one man's story of courage, ingenuity, and faith in God's providence in the midst of the worst naval disaster in U.S. history.

Beyond Courage

The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust


Author: Doreen Rappaport

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763629766

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 228

View: 565

Recounts the efforts of Jews who organized others and sabotaged the Nazis during the Holocaust, including Georges Loinger who smuggled children from occupied France into Switzerland and four brothers who led refugees into the forest to build a village and an army.

Braving the Wilderness

The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone


Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0812995848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

View: 9493

A life-changing book that uses new research to challenge old beliefs about belonging.