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Tragedy To Triumph A Memoir

Author : April Faith Larrinaga
ISBN : 1463436262
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The story of Tragedy to Triumph is especially dedicated to my brothers and sisters who suffered years of torment at the hands of a maniacal self proclaimed preacher who ultimately hurt his family beyond imagination. Our father evaded the law for several years abandoning his eldest daughter in another state to live a life alone while holding the rest of the family captive. Four adults at the end of the journey were directly responsible for the atrocities that befell the children. Inside the home the children cried, innocence was lost and hearts were broken. This story also provides an insight into survival of the human spirit and rising above all indifference, sharing the power of faith, and miracles that happened in the midst of chaos. One person can change the future for their family and ultimately stop the cycle of abuse. This book was solely written in the hopes of saving lives.

Standing Tall

Author : C. Vivian Stringer
ISBN : 9780307449269
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Lots of people have dreams, but C. Vivian Stringer is the dream—a coalminer’s daughter who believed when her Poppa told her there was no obstacle she could not surmount. And she lives that dream, teaching others to rise up to meet challenges, turning underdogs into champions again and again—on and off the court. This is the quintessential American story, of a woman and of a family pulling together against the odds. Standing Tall offers an important message of hope to so many.” —John Chaney, Hall of Fame college basketball coach At a time when heroes are too rare, C. Vivian Stringer sets a shining example. She has time and again shown character, fortitude, and heart, both on and off the hardwood, and in the face of unbearable loss. In Standing Tall, she shares her remarkable life story, inspiring us to find this fortitude within ourselves. “Work hard, and don’t look for excuses,” Stringer’s parents told her, “and you can achieve anything.” But her faith and perseverance would be tested many times. A gifted athlete, she had to fight for a place on an all-white cheerleading squad in the sixties. In 1981, just as her coaching career was taking off, her fourteen-month-old daughter, Nina, was stricken with spinal meningitis. Nina would never walk or talk again. Still grieving, Stringer brought a small, poor, historically black college to the national championships—a triumph hailed as “Hoosiers with an all-female cast.” In 1991, her husband, Bill—her staunchest supporter, the father of her children, and the love of her life—fell dead of a sudden heart attack, but that same year, she led yet another young team to the Final Four. Through these dark times and others—including her bout with cancer, shared here for the first time—Stringer has carried her burdens with grace. Given her history, it was no surprise that she led her team to respond to Don Imus’s slurs with dignity and courage. Standing Tall is a story of quiet strength in the face of punishing odds. Above all, it is an extraordinary love story—love for the game, for the players she has coached, for her close-knit family, and for the husband she lost far too soon. It will resonate long after the last page. From the Hardcover edition.

November Ever After

Author : Craig T. Greenlee
ISBN : 9781462004034
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The legacy of the Marshall players who perished transcends wins and losses. Their tragic deaths squashed the likelihood of a bloody race riot on campus. The evening of November 14, 1970 was damp and chilly with a steady drizzle and dense fog. Students at Marshall University had no idea that the night’s horrific events would change their lives forever. On this night, a plane crash wiped out most of the school’s football team. Unless you were there, you could never fully comprehend the gravity of grief that engulfed Huntington, West Virginia, in the days following the worst aviation disaster in the history of American sports. I know. I was there. I’ll never forget. It could have been me on that plane. I played football at MU for two seasons. A year before the tragedy, I left the team for personal reasons. When the school began the daunting task of resurrecting its football program in the spring of ’71, it was a no-brainer decision for me to rejoin the team and become part of the rebuilding process. Media projects devoted to the plane crash provide well-deserved notoriety. Still, there are glaring omissions. Now, for the first time, former Marshall defensive back Craig T. Greenlee tells the real story – the whole story – about Thundering Herd football from back in the day.

Without Fear

Author : Walter L. Rosado
ISBN : 1544665873
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You turn on the television. There is a military recruiting commercial on. It is glorious. There are men HALO jumping out of airplanes, rappelling from UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, sniping with a Barrett M107 rifle from a hidden forest blind, or scuba diving next to an enemy mine. Though these are all things that people in the military do indeed do, few partake in these activities and the ones that do don't do them all that often. What happens the rest of the time? What is a modern deployment really like? The combat arms soldiers have lots of support. Walter Rosado was a soldier in an S-1/Human Resources section who began keeping a journal the day he learned that he would be deploying with the world's only reserve component Army Infantry Stryker Brigade to Central Iraq during a time of war and reconstruction. The diary quickly grew to hundreds of pages of notes and photographs- the basis for the book entitled Without Fear. Without Fear is an original and honest memoir that follows a support soldier through his training, deployment to the Middle East, and return home. It focuses on the 2009 deployment of Headquarters Company, 1-112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division Mechanized.

From Tragedy To Triumph

Author : Carol Coffee
ISBN : OCLC:42996205
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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On The Road Home An American Story

Author : John Russell Frank, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440193750
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The year was 1898 and army private Patrick Henry Frank was in New Orleans awaiting transport to Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American War. A change in orders and Private Frank was instead going to the Philippines. Admiral Dewey had stunningly defeated the Spanish navy at Manila Bay, but President McKinley wanted boots on the ground. Patrick Henry Frank's country was seeking its manifest destiny further west than America had ever moved. Through a riveting narrative history, author John Russell Frank chronicles the events of his family's half-century on America's frontier in the Philippines—war, adventure, colonialism, the heartbreaking deaths of family members, businesses ravaged by WW II, and internment in brutal Japanese prison camps. It is an epic story about his family’s triumph and tragedy in a strange land, a story of how they came to absorb and become a part of another culture. The narrative flows from a substantial amount of intimate archival material: historically rich letters, war diaries, photographs, memoirs, and oral and video histories from the family’s experiences in the Philippines. He shares a way of life and a time-period unknown or forgotten by the present generation—pivotal years of America's past. In the process, the author discovers his own roots.

Tragedy And Triumph In Schweinfurt

Author : Ferrel Glade Roundy
ISBN : 9781585004713
Genre : Fiction
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From the very dawning of the written word, no book has ever been published that even begins to give such a specifically detailed description and analysis of the subject of love as does this book. It is information derived not just from a study of love's role in the history of human evolution, but from the author's experiences in a number of spiritual states of consciousness that let him see love in a considerably different perspective, a totally different context than is experienced on the physical side of life. * * * * * * In the spiritual realms of reality, love is not simply an emotion or attitude, as it is experienced here in the physical realm of reality, but rather is a creative Power, literally, that has a feminine gender to its nature, literally, and is consciously known by the beings of those realms to be sourced from The Infinity: The Infinity most commonly known as "God;" a Power the purpose of which is to give conscious, outward expression to God's other-wise dormant, unexpressed nature .

Michael Landon

Author : Aileen Joyce
ISBN : 0821736515
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explores the life of the popular actor, from his unhappy childhood to his death from cancer

Tragedy To Triumph

Author : Toan Nguyen
ISBN : 9781504310222
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For author Toan Nguyen, 2013 was a year of bad luck related to the number thirteen. In Tragedy to Triumph, he tells his family storys that began with a burglary in his home in North Bundaberg, Australia, and culminated with a flooding tragedy and evacuations brought on by Cyclone Oswald. In this memoir, he shares details of the flooding and how the community looked like it had endured a global war with buildingstimber, brick, and steeltwisted, wrecked, and torn and how his home was in ruins, a muddy swamp, every single item destroyed. Tragedy to Triumph narrates how he put his heart, soul, time, and effort to rebuild the house and his business. Providing personal insight into disaster, Nguyen tells a story of how embracing resilience and persistence helped him and his family gain the courage to overcome the adversities they endured.

My Promised Land

Author : Ari Shavit
ISBN : 9780812984644
Genre : History
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