Blasted By Adversity: The Making Of A Wounded Warrior by Luke MurphyBlasted By Adversity: The Making Of A Wounded Warrior by Luke Murphy

Blasted By Adversity: The Making Of A Wounded Warrior

byLuke Murphy, Julie Strauss Bettinger

Hardcover | May 22, 2015

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Blasted by Adversity: the Making of a Wounded Warrior documents the incredible ascendance of an Army infantryman who survived an IED blast, amputating his right leg and severing his left, and emerged as a key public advocate for wounded veterans. Luke Murphy's injury was the beginning of a remarkable journey that took him from hopelessness in a hospital room to skiing black diamonds in Aspen, catching tuna on Jimmy Buffet's boat and speaking to thousands at the Pentagon. The book gives voice to a new generation of wounded service members.
Staff Sergeant Luke Murphy (Ret.) served two tours of duty with the Army's storied 101st Airborne Division. He was medically retired in 2007 after being catastrophically wounded in an IED blast. Post injury, he graduated from college, competed in marathons and continues to help veterans enjoy hunting and fishing. Luke is a keynote spea...
Title:Blasted By Adversity: The Making Of A Wounded WarriorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:May 22, 2015Publisher:InksharesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941758126

ISBN - 13:9781941758120

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"By far the best account of one warrior's trip to hell and back....This book should be a part of every veteran's transition back to life."-Tallahassee Democrat"With humility that belies doggedness, Luke Murphy leads readers from the stress-fueled rhythms of a soldier at war, to the blast that took his leg and the long road home from the battlefield--and the unexpected places that journey has taken him. As America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan fade from public view, Blasted by Adversity reminds us that wars don't end when the shooting stops."-Brian Mockenhaupt, former Army infantryman and Author of The Living and the Dead: War, Friendship, and the Battles that Never End"A gripping story of military life, war, and the aftermath of being severely wounded in combat... Luke's story will touch, move, and inspire you."-Major General USA (Ret.) Timothy P. McHale, President/CEO, Homes for Our Troops"Luke writes with such refreshing openness, it's as if he's telling you his remarkable story over a few beers. If you need a shot of inspiration, fortify yourself with this book."-Allan Zullo, author War Heroes: Voices from Iraq"An unflinching, brutally honest account of America's Iraq War experience from a soldier's point of view."-Thom Patterson, Senior Producer, CNN"Luke, with humor, passion, and humility, tells of returning from combat to fight a different battle-the battle wounded soldiers fight to get back to a new normal, physically and mentally."-General (Ret.) Richard A. Cody, 31st Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army"Don't look for tragedy. Read [Blasted by Adversity] to experience combat, courage, camaraderie, pain, and recovery."-General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal, former Commander US and International Forces in Afghanistan"Luke Murphy's story is powerful and so very real. He is a true American hero."-COL (Ret.) Danny McKnight, U.S. Army