New PDF release: Amped: A Soldier's Race for Gold in the Shadow of War

By Kortney Clemons

ISBN-10: 0470281375

ISBN-13: 9780470281376

ISBN-10: 0470378808

ISBN-13: 9780470378809

"When above-the-knee amputeeswalk, we generate seven to 9 occasions the strength of our bodyweight correct into the purpose the place the prosthesis meets our residual leg. For me, that is nearly 1,500 kilos slamming into that socket."For any amputee, studying to stroll with a prosthetic leg is a painful, grueling ordeal. quickly after military medic Kortney Clemons, who misplaced his correct leg to a roadside bomb in Baghdad, begun the method, he had greater than strolling in brain. He desired to run, and run quick. slightly 3 years after the bleak assault that modified his lifestyles perpetually, he aimed to affix the elite corps of foreign athletes vying for gold within the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. His account of his restoration from this catastrophic wound and his force to develop into the 1st Iraq veteran to win Paralympic gold is likely one of the such a lot awesome, inspiring, and compelling tales within the heritage of activities.

Show description

Read Online or Download Amped: A Soldier's Race for Gold in the Shadow of War PDF

Similar specific groups books

Download e-book for kindle: I Know Who I Am: A Carribean Woman's Identity in Canada by Yvonne Bobb-Smith

Dr. Yvonne Bobb-Smith explores the information and heritage of resistance of Caribbean ladies in Canada, utilizing her personal trip as a private position from which to navigate the generalized adventure of cost and adjustment within the Diaspora. i do know Who i'm investigates the tales of forty-five Caribbean ladies of other backgrounds and heritages.

Get Pacific Northwest Women, 1815-1925: Lives, Memories, & PDF

This is often an enticing booklet that looks unread: good binding; sq. corners; inscription to former proprietor on part name web page, else no extra inner marks; no exterior marks; no the rest mark; no chips or tears; no longer an ex-library e-book; now not a BOMC; ideal yet for the inscription.

Download e-book for kindle: Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton by Jeff Gerth

HER manner has already despatched shockwaves in the course of the election season, influencing the selections of citizens, delivering pundits with hundreds ammunition, and forcing Hillary Clinton's camp to respond to a few tough query. the 1st actually balancaed research into her lifestyles and profession, Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr.

Download e-book for kindle: For the Benefit of Those Who See_ Dispatches from the World by Rosemary Mahoney

"In this clever and humane e-book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people that are blind. .. .She reviews on their braveness and offers voice, many times, to their fantastic dignity. "--Andrew Solomon, writer of faraway from the Tree within the culture of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the tale of Braille borderless, the 1st university for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the extraordinary blind lady who based the varsity.

Extra info for Amped: A Soldier's Race for Gold in the Shadow of War

Sample text

Watching that innocent Iraqi man die in the hail of gunfire at the police station only heightened those feelings. S. body count in four months. In April, it got much worse—135 American soldiers died. S. troops. Since then, only one month has surpassed that figure: November 2004, when 137 American soldiers lost their lives. Almost every day, I called my parents back in Mississippi. They were worried but they did their best to reassure me. “What’s going to happen is going to happen,” they often told me.

After I reached Iraq, I was often scared that I might lose my life. I personally knew at least ten other soldiers who were killed in battle. indd 28 5/15/08 1:56:14 PM SOUTHERN ROOTS base intensified the feeling that we were constantly vulnerable. But beyond the fear, I always felt that joining the military was the right move for me. The decision reflected my deep desire to live life on my own terms. To better understand, I have to tell you about the little place that shaped me. Little Rock, Mississippi, is just a friendly bend in State Highway 494, boasting a small grocery store, six churches, and 1,636 people.

I was just thrilled to have had that single moment. I didn’t know it then, but my college football career was over. When we opened spring practices in 2000, I was bigger and felt more comfortable on the field. One moment during a scrimmage still stands out. The quarterback faked a pitch to the running back, held the ball, and made a bootleg sprint toward the sideline. He was coming right at me. It was time for me to be accountable to my teammates, but on this play, no other tackler beat me to the punch.

Download PDF sample

Amped: A Soldier's Race for Gold in the Shadow of War by Kortney Clemons

by George

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 50 votes