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American spirit : profiles in resilience, courage, and faith / Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice.

Kyle, Taya, 1974- (author.). DeFelice, Jim, 1956- (author.).

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 155.24 K99a 2019 (Text) 33126024633657 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch 155.24 K99a 2019 (Text) 33126024633673 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/07/2019
Wm. E. Durr Branch 155.24 K99a 2019 (Text) 33126024633665 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062683717
  • ISBN: 0062683713
  • Physical Description: xi, 348 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction Hoping. The pioneer spirit lives on -- Growing a future. Our kids as the future ; Trick, treat, triumph: Nick Blair ; When life gave him cancer, he made lemonade: Ulises ; Toward a sweetish cure: Alex's Lemonade Stand ; The "Sweet Feet" Girls: Caressa and Marlee ; Everyone deserves a family: Jim and Lori Word ; Not abandoned: dream makers ; Getting them there. Movers and shakers ; Soaring for others: Angel Flight West ; Bound for glory-and service: Brandon Gosselin ; The easy way kills you: Micah Fink ; High risk, higher reward: GearUp -- To help others. Being different ; Getting past barriers: Jesse Saperstein ; The Blind Bikers of Central Park: InTandem ; You belong here: Brian Blackwell ; Flipping the pig: Amanda Kloo ; Called to be a hero: Mona Ratelle -- Moving past grief. Beyond our burdens ; Finding meaning in loss: Lorraine Ash ; Don't be inspired; be exceptional: Barbara Allen ; Helping families recover: Erin's House -- A roof over their heads. Giving shelter ; Little houses, big hearts: Safe Haven ; Get up, suit up, show up: Solutions for Change ; He's so fly: Melanie and Marcus Luttrell -- Giving back. What do we owe? ; Partying for hope: Jay and Amy Novacek ; MVP at Giving Dysphagia: Randall Telfer ; Tie one on for a cause: Dhani Jones ; Bad-ass with a heart of gold: Jesse James ; Summer song: Zac Brown and Camp Southern Ground ; Junking for joy: Amie and Jolie Sikes -- Honor, memory, and angels. Precious resources ; Honor and heal: Veterans Memorial Museum ; Perseverance and remembrance: Kim Roller and the Indy ; For kids and country: Angels of America's Fallen ; Mr. Perseverance: David Goggins -- Belief. Matters of faith ; Lead with love: The Collins Family ; Out of the fire: Mel and Brian Birdwell -- Spirit's wings. Without boundaries ; Into Satan's lair: The Exodus road ; Pioneer abroad: Leslie Schweitzer -- CKFF. My motto and goal: do more.
Summary, etc.:
Kyle and DeFelice have collected true stories of suffering, survival, and triumph from people across America. In embodying the 'American spirit' of resilience, faith and togetherness that has built the nation, these anecdotes profile how love, passion, and service can combine to help us persevere over personal pain and heal our communities. The stories these individuals tell can teach us how to find purpose, no matter the difficulties we face. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: United States > Biography.
Self-actualization (Psychology) > Case studies.
Conduct of life > Case studies.
Courage > Case studies.
Resilience (Personality trait) > Case studies.

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