Synopses & Reviews
From the andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling author of andlt;Iandgt;Heroes Provedandlt;/Iandgt;, a moving collection of and#8220;straightforward, honest testimonials to the courage American troops display on and off the battlefieldand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/Iandgt;).andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;For more than a dozen years, combat-decorated Marine Oliver North and his award-winning documentary team from FOX News Channeland#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;War Storiesandlt;/Iandgt; traveled to the frontlines of the War on Terror to profile the dedicated men and women who serve our nation. This time, he follows them from the battlefield to the homefront and finds extraordinary inspiration in their triumph over life-altering adversity.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In this new volume of his andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling American Heroes series, North describes the courage, commitment, and strength of those who serveand#8212;and those who love them. The term and#8220;selfless devotionand#8221; may be a clichand#233; to manyand#8212;but not to the men and women on the pages of this book. Their stories resound with bravery, a warrior ethos, and spiritual strength that will encourage us all.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Heroes are people who knowingly place themselves at risk for the benefit of others. Since the terror attack of 9-11-01, more than 2 million young Americans have volunteered to serve in difficult and dangerous places. No military force in history has been asked to do more than those who have served and sacrificed in this long fight. They are American heroes. So too are their loved ones here at home. These are their stories.
About the Author
Oliver North is a combat-decorated US Marine and recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action. From 1983 to 1986, he served as the US governmentandrsquo;s counterterrorism coordinator on the National Security Council staff. President Ronald Reagan described him as andldquo;a national hero.andrdquo; Aandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction, he is also host of the award-winning documentary seriesandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;War Storiesandlt;/iandgt;andnbsp;on Fox News. North lives with his wife, Betsy, in Virginia. They have four children and sixteen grandchildren. Visit him on Facebook and Twitter, or learn more at OliverNorth.com.