The Resource You don't lose 'til you quit trying : lessons on adversity and victory from a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Sammy Lee Davis, with Caroline Lambert

You don't lose 'til you quit trying : lessons on adversity and victory from a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Sammy Lee Davis, with Caroline Lambert

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You don't lose 'til you quit trying : lessons on adversity and victory from a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient
Title
You don't lose 'til you quit trying
Title remainder
lessons on adversity and victory from a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient
Statement of responsibility
Sammy Lee Davis, with Caroline Lambert
Title variation
You don't lose until you quit trying
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Language
eng
Summary
"The inspiring true life story of Vietnam veteran, Medal of Honor recipient and veteran's advocate Sammy Lee Davis. On November 18th, 1967, Private First Class Davis's artillery unit was hit by a massive enemy offensive. At twenty-one years old, he resolved to face the onslaught and prepared to die. Soon he would have a perforated kidney, crushed ribs, a broken vertebra, his flesh ripped by beehive darts, a bullet in his thigh, and burns all over his body. Ignoring his injuries, he manned a two-ton Howitzer by himself, crossed a canal under heavy fire to rescue three wounded American soldiers, and kept fighting until the enemy retreated. His heroism that day earned him a Congressional Medal of Honor--the ceremony footage of which ended up being used in the movie Forrest Gump. You Don't Lose 'Til You Quit Trying chronicles how his childhood in the American Heartland prepared him for the worst night of his life--and how that night set off a lifetime battling against debilitating injuries, the effects of Agent Orange and an America that was turning on its veterans. But he also battled for his fellow veterans, speaking on their behalf for forty years to help heal the wounds and memorialize the brotherhood that war could forge. Here, readers will learn of Sammy Davis's extraordinary life--the courage, the pain, and the triumph"--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
959.704/342092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS559.5
LC item number
.D377 2016
Literary form
non fiction
You don't lose 'til you quit trying : lessons on adversity and victory from a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Sammy Lee Davis, with Caroline Lambert
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You don't lose 'til you quit trying : lessons on adversity and victory from a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Sammy Lee Davis, with Caroline Lambert
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text
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txt
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24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780425283035
Lccn
2015047951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
BIR : 2016-09-06
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)939596126

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