Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed by Dava Guerin, Kevin Ferris

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'“Even as we can never fully repay our military families for their service here at home, the ten mothers featured in this moving portrait give us yet another gift—their stories, courage, and enduring love.” —Nancy Pelosi   “Movingly relates the untold story of selfless devotion, duty, and strength demonstrated by military family caregivers that is so instrumental to the recovery and rehabilitation of our nation’s wounded warriors. This is a must-read for Americans in every corner of the country to truly understand the challenges of postwar recovery on the home front.” —Sen. Elizabeth Dole   “Its discussion of the nature of family, duty, and service is a tour de force. . . . It is a book not of happy endings, but of small and improbable triumphs.” —The Weekly Standard   “The mothers of the wounded have played an important role in their recovery since man invented war—stories that have gone untold. Guerin and Ferris capture the sadness and joy, compassion, persistence, fierce advocacy, and courage in ten inspiring stories—stories of love.” —David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States   “Chronicles an amazing fusion of moral courage and limitless love. It tells the story of motherhood, tested and unbroken, and in doing so, it radiates wisdom, tenacity, compassion, and resolve on every page. Sparta’s Leonidas was right. A mother’s strength is the warrior’s ultimate inspiration.” —Col. Paul McHale, former congressman and assistant secretary of defense, US Marine Corps (Ret.)   “These mothers are heroes in their own right. They have given so much and we must never forget.” —Gary Sinise, award-winning actor and philanthropist, founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, and champion of service members, veterans, and their families   “A touching testament to their strength and resolve, and a must-read for anyone who values the power and perseverance of the human spirit.” —Col. Bob Clement, former congressman (D-TN), US Army (Ret.)   “This is a book about courage, about service, and about patriotism. It is a call to arms, because we are in many ways failing a group of heroes that needs our support desperately. This book will have you talking, feeling, and thinking for a long time after you turn the last page.” —Peter M. Weichlein, CEO, US Association of Former Members of Congress   “When a service member is wounded, the whole family is wounded and must be a part of the recovery. Unbreakable Bonds will inspire you with the never-ending commitment, strength, and love between these amazing moms and their kids.” —Jim Knotts, CEO, Operation Homefront   “These ten stories are specific and true. They are also representational, reminding readers of those who have gone to fight on our behalf—and of the endless costs of battles, minefields, inhumane technologies.” —Beth Kephart, author of Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir   “Mothers with soldier sons and daughters who hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, will want to read Unbreakable Bonds. It’s like a conversation among best friends who share their innermost thoughts about dealing with their adult son’s and daughter’s traumatic injuries. You’ll appreciate the honesty, and, even more, the upbeat outlook of these amazing moms.” —Liza McFadden, CEO, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy'
'“Even as we can never fully repay our military families for their service here at home, the ten mothers featured in this moving portrait give us yet another gift—their stories, courage, and enduring love.” —Nancy Pelosi   “Movingly relates the untold story of selfless devotion, duty, and strength demonstrated by military family caregivers that is so instrumental to the recovery and rehabilitation of our nation’s wounded warriors. This is a must-read for Americans in every corner of the country to truly understand the challenges of postwar recovery on the home front.” —Sen. Elizabeth Dole   “Its discussion of the nature of family, duty, and service is a tour de force. . . . It is a book not of happy endings, but of small and improbable triumphs.” —The Weekly Standard   “The mothers of the wounded have played an important role in their recovery since man invented war—stories that have gone untold. Guerin and Ferris capture the sadness and joy, compassion, persistence, fierce advocacy, and courage in ten inspiring stories—stories of love.” —David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States   “Chronicles an amazing fusion of moral courage and limitless love. It tells the story of motherhood, tested and unbroken, and in doing so, it radiates wisdom, tenacity, compassion, and resolve on every page. Sparta’s Leonidas was right. A mother’s strength is the warrior’s ultimate inspiration.” —Col. Paul McHale, former congressman and assistant secretary of defense, US Marine Corps (Ret.)   “These mothers are heroes in their own right. They have given so much and we must never forget.” —Gary Sinise, award-winning actor and philanthropist, founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, and champion of service members, veterans, and their families   “A touching testament to their strength and resolve, and a must-read for anyone who values the power and perseverance of the human spirit.” —Col. Bob Clement, former congressman (D-TN), US Army (Ret.)   “This is a book about courage, about service, and about patriotism. It is a call to arms, because we are in many ways failing a group of heroes that needs our support desperately. This book will have you talking, feeling, and thinking for a long time after you turn the last page.” —Peter M. Weichlein, CEO, US Association of Former Members of Congress   “When a service member is wounded, the whole family is wounded and must be a part of the recovery. Unbreakable Bonds will inspire you with the never-ending commitment, strength, and love between these amazing moms and their kids.” —Jim Knotts, CEO, Operation Homefront   “These ten stories are specific and true. They are also representational, reminding readers of those who have gone to fight on our behalf—and of the endless costs of battles, minefields, inhumane technologies.” —Beth Kephart, author of Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir   “Mothers with soldier sons and daughters who hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, will want to read Unbreakable Bonds. It’s like a conversation among best friends who share their innermost thoughts about dealing with their adult son’s and daughter’s traumatic injuries. You’ll appreciate the honesty, and, even more, the upbeat outlook of these amazing moms.” —Liza McFadden, CEO, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy'
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing ISBN: 9781632201669 Pages: 416