Grateful American


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New York Times Bestseller: The moving, entertaining, never-before-told story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten. "The book is called Grateful American, and I promise you after you read it you will be grateful for what Gary has accomplished and contributed to our country." -- Clint Eastwood As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock 'n' roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose--or so it seemed. Within a few years Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its humble beginnings in a suburban Chicago church basement and eventual move into the city, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary's career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he also directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award–winning Forrest Gump. The military community's embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary's mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI:NY, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lt. Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. Grateful American is the moving, entertaining, profoundly gripping story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten.

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Author by Gary Sinise
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 272
ISBN Number 9781400208135

Grateful American


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Theater icon, award-winning film and television star, and American patriot Gary Sinise shares the never-before-told story of his journey from trouble-making Chicago kid to cofounder of the legendary Steppenwolf Theater Company, world-famous actor, and tireless advocate for America's active duty defenders, veterans, and first responders.

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Author by Gary Sinise
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Read Book 272
ISBN Number 1400214742

Grateful American


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As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock 'n' roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose -- or so it seemed. Within a few years, Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its humble beginnings in a suburban Chicago church basement and eventual move into the city, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary's career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he also directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump. The military community's embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary's mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI:NY, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lt. Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

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Author by Gary Sinise
Genre eBook Actors
Read Book 280
ISBN Number 1404110828

Summary Of Grateful American By Gary Sinise


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- AN AMAZING AUTHOBIOGRAPHY OF THE LIFE OF THE GREAT GARY SINISE! - GARY IS ONE OF THE FOREMOST SUPPORTERS OF AMERICA'S TROOPS, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES! - A GREAT BOOK! IT'LL MAKE YOU LAUGH AND IT'LL MAKE YOU CRY! - IT'LL EMPOWER YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL A PROFOUND LOVE FOR THE GOOD OL' US OF A! - THIS GREAT BOOK IS A MUST READ FOR EVERY AMERICAN! GRATEFUL AMERICAN: JOURNEY FROM SELF TO SERVICE, by Gary Sinise, is not your ordinary autobiography. In the book, Gary who is one of the foremost supporters of our troops, veterans, and first responders and their families tells the story of his past and his personal life and recounts the details of how he was able to realize a life focused on service to others, especially those who have served our country. Gary is a true American Patriot and this book is one of the best you'll ever read. It'll make you laugh and cry and empowered and it'll make you feel a profound love for the good ol' US of A. This is a very well-written summary and guide to the book. Indeed, this great book is a must-read for every American. So what are you waiting for? Do not procrastinate. BUY THIS BOOK NOW!

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Author by Dependable Publishing
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Read Book 80
ISBN Number 1073421694

Summary Of Grateful American By Gary Sinise


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* AN AMAZING AUTHOBIOGRAPHY OF THE LIFE OF THE GREAT GARY SINISE! * GARY IS ONE OF THE FOREMOST SUPPORTERS OF AMERICA'S TROOPS, VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES! * A GREAT BOOK! IT'LL MAKE YOU LAUGH AND IT'LL MAKE YOU CRY! * IT'LL EMPOWER YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL A PROFOUND LOVE FOR THE GOOD OL' US OF A! * THIS GREAT BOOK IS A MUST READ FOR EVERY AMERICAN! GRATEFUL AMERICAN: JOURNEY FROM SELF TO SERVICE, by Gary Sinise, is not your ordinary autobiography. In the book, Gary who is one of the foremost supporters of our troops, veterans, and first responders and their families tells the story of his past and his personal life and recounts the details of how he was able to realize a life focused on service to others, especially those who have served our country. Gary is a true American Patriot and this book is one of the best you'll ever read. It'll make you laugh and cry and empowered and it'll make you feel a profound love for the good ol' US of A. This great book is a must read for every American! ABOUT THIS SUMMARY: This is a very well-written summary and guide to the book, Grateful American: Journey from Self to Service, by Gary Sinise. This summary is intended to simplify the main book for you, for easy understanding. All the major points, highlights and lessons shared in the main book are carefully extracted and presented in this summary so you can access them quickly and easily. But note that this summary is meant to be a companion, not a replacement, to the main book. Therefore, read this summary before or after reading the main book. Indeed, this amazing and wonderful book is a must-read for every American. So what are you waiting for? Do not procrastinate. BUY THIS BOOK NOW!

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Author by BookNation Publishing
Genre eBook
Read Book 85
ISBN Number 1093691883

We Are Grateful


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This authentic, loving celebration of gratitude & community—written by a citizen of the Cherokee nation—follows celebrations and experiences through the seasons of a year, underscoring the traditions and ways of Cherokee life.

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Author by Traci Sorell
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
Read Book 32
ISBN Number 9781430144144

Summary Grateful American A Journey From Self To Service


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This book breaks down all the big ideas and pertinent facts in "Grateful American" so they can be easily and quickly understood. There is also an Analysis Bonus with our personal views of the story. Continue reading below to see all that you get. PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial and independent summary & analysis of Grateful American and is meant to be read as a supplement to Grateful American. You can find the original book here: https://amzn.to/2SkL5iW In this book, Gary Sinise outlines his rocky beginnings and how he found himself to become an actor. He always had a passion for helping our veterans and the role of Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump only served to solidify that passion. Within, he lays out all of his work volunteering for the USO and how he came to create The Gary Sinise Foundation. This book will leave you inspired and wanting to do more. Inside this book you can expect:*Time saving chapter summaries*Important facts recap for each chapter's summary*Our overall analysis of the subject book*Discussion questions to get you thinkingDownload your copy today!(Please Note: This summary & analysis was published and written by Personal Growth Publishing. It is NOT affiliated with the original author in any way and it is NOT the original book. You can purchase the original book by visiting this link: https://amzn.to/2SkL5iW .)WARNING: This book has passed copyscape and is plagiarism free. False Copyright Claims will result in legal action. Summary books such as this, Cliff Notes and others are completely legal.

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Author by Personal Growth Personal Growth Publishing
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Read Book 46
ISBN Number 1797945343

Child Of The Dream A Memoir Of 1963


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An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.

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Author by Sharon Robinson
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
Read Book 240
ISBN Number 9781338282825

The Memory Of Things


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"[A] gripping, emotional story set in the part of history we’ll never forget." - New York Daily News On the morning of September 11, 2001, sixteen-year-old Kyle Donohue watches the first twin tower come down from the window of Stuyvesant High School. Moments later, terrified and fleeing home to safety across the Brooklyn Bridge, he stumbles across a girl perched in the shadows, covered in ash, and wearing a pair of costume wings. With his mother and sister in California and unable to reach his father, a NYC detective likely on his way to the disaster, Kyle makes the split-second decision to bring the girl home. What follows is their story, told in alternating points of view, as Kyle tries to unravel the mystery of the girl so he can return her to her family. But what if the girl has forgotten everything, even her own name? And what if the more Kyle gets to know her, the less he wants her to go home? The Memory of Things tells a stunning story of friendship and first love and of carrying on with our day-to-day living in the midst of world-changing tragedy and unforgettable pain—it tells a story of hope.

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Author by Gae Polisner
Genre eBook Young Adult Fiction
Read Book 288
ISBN Number 9781250095534

Abigail And John


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From David Bruce Smith, author of American Hero: John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States, and his mother Clarice Smith, world renowned artist, comes this compelling and insightful historical biography of Abigail and John Adams. This unique nonfiction children’s book tells the story of one of America’s most-treasured couples alongside stunning and original illustrations. Abigail and John presents readers the opportunity to view prominent scenes in American history through the remarkable lives of one of the country’s most beloved couples—the Adamses. Exploring the historical significance of a partnership that spanned over five decades, Abigail and John details the love they shared for each other and the country. From carefree childhoods to years of war, to the births of their children, and the beginning of a new nation, Abigail and Johnlooks into the unique roles the Adamses played in the formation of America, and contributions and sacrifices they made for the young country. Praise Abigail & John “Abigail & John invites young readers into the partnership of America's second president John Adams, and his wife and closest advisor, Abigail Smith Adams. David Bruce Smith's fresh take on these well-known historical figures, animated by Clarice Smith's charming illustrations, is sure to give students new insights into the early years of our country's history.” ~ Margot Lee Shetterly, Bestselling author of Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race “Abigail & John delivers a charming portrait of a love story that bloomed in the midst of a revolution, a partnership that gave America two of its first six presidents – John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams. Their joint journey, described in more than a thousand letters they exchanged, is an exciting and timeless tale.” ~ David O. Stewart, Bestselling author of The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution Abigail & John teaches young readers not only historical facts but introduces them to the strong union and lasting bond between John and Abigail Adams and how it shaped our new nation. An excellent addition to any library. – Trinka Hakes Noble, Bestselling author and illustrator of American history books for young readers “Abigail & John is a wonderful addition to the literature on our early American history for our young readers. Engagingly written, brilliantly illustrated, it should be “must read” for every school child. I’m sure teachers across America will welcome it as a new, handsome resource for their classrooms.” ~ Alex Nyrges Director & CEO Virginia Museum of Fine Arts “Children and adults alike will cherish the wonderfully illustrated true story of love and enduring strength as Abigail and John Adams—in what was surely a partnership of equals—overcome daunting challenges and together change the world. An exciting start to what promises to be a brilliant series.” ~ Ed Lengel, Bestselling author of General George Washington "This is a beautifully told love story of one of the earliest power couples in American history. The story and the illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages with a nod to graphic novels. Abigail & John is a well needed positive American history primer using excerpts from the couple’s correspondence. The nuanced language and setting used to convey the story acknowledges a sophisticated reader of any age. The illustrations by renowned artist Clarice Smith enhance the story with a dynamic quality of movement. The images are beautifully aligned with the story making it visually stunning. This book demonstrates the importance of art in telling the story and both artist and author have set the bar high.” ~ Neme Alperstein, Library of Congress Teaching With Primary Sources Mentor “Abigail & John is a heart-warming yet honest account of America's most celebrated founding couple. With charming illustrations that bring Abigail and John Adams' partnership to life, and beautifully-written text that engages equally well when read aloud as when read silently, this highly-informative history of early America will be treasured by children and parents alike”. ~ Louise Mirrer, Ph.D., President & CEO, New-York Historical Society Louise Mirrer, Ph.D. President and CEO New York Historical Society “Abigail & John invites young readers to meet a couple that was both extraordinary and ahead of their time, yet flawed and prone to individual struggles as we humans all are. The vignettes throughout the book weave together personal and global events, enriched with original art.” ~ Erin Carlson Mast CEO & Executive Director, Lincoln Cottage. "What a lovely, humanizing dual-biography of these revered founding mother and father. Abigail and John are true equals in this narrative, gifting readers a wonderful introduction and inspiring summary of their joint efforts and sacrifices for their new democracy, their affection and support for one another. The illustrations are works-of-art - inviting, evocative --beautiful punctuations to each life stage described in the text and the perfect complement to the book's presentation of the Adamses as the living, breathing, and extraordinarily strong human beings they were." ~ L.M Elliott, bestselling author of Give Me Liberty, Hamilton and Peggy and Under the War Torn Sky “As the leader of an organization committed to advancing lifelong learning in history, I am delighted that David Bruce Smith and Clarice Smith have created this vitally important, beautiful, and compelling nonfiction resource for young people. They have made history, and women’s history, come to life!” ~ Phoebe Stein, Executive Director, Maryland Humanities "What a gift David Bruce Smith and Clarice Smith’s Abigail & John is to our families, kids and parents alike. In their graceful hands, words and illustrations tell such a compelling story about one of our nation’s original power couples. With prose that approaches the poetic and lines and color that elevate those words these masterful storytellers leave us grateful for the reawakening of this important part of our history. Two thumbs up from this fan!" ~ Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer and President of Arena Stage "For David Bruce Smith it is a matter of utmost urgency that all Americans understand the story of our nation and how the lessons of that history can lead us to greater justice and human flourishing. The late Bruce Cole, who was David Bruce Smith’s close colleague and collaborator, used to warn the nation against historical amnesia: books like Abigail and John give us good reason to hope that the rising new generation of citizens will be dedicated to building an even brighter future for America. This volume, engagingly illustrated by Clarice Smith, is the first in the Grateful American Book Series, an initiative for which we should all be thankful. ~ Michael B. Poliakoff, Ph.D. is the president of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni “Exquisite illustrations, coupled with compelling prose, offer readers of Abigail and John a rich and moving journey into the personal and political lives of America’s first power couple. Young readers will be captivated by Clarice Smith’s artistry and David’s Smith graceful writing. How the intimate feelings of affection between Adams’s animated their politics is powerful story that is conveyed brilliantly by the Smiths. Abigail and John is a triumph.” ~ Peter S. Carmichael, Fluhrer Professor of History, Gettysburg College. “David Bruce Smith has captured the special relationship between John and Abigail Adams and their part in forming a nation in a way that kids will both understand and enjoy. A great read for young and old alike.” ~ Chris Stevenson, Author of Gabriel Cooper and the Drum of Destiny “Too often we look on the American Founders as icons, statue-like figures whose world-historical greatness raises them above the status of mere mortals. When we do this, we forget their humanity. No one who reads Abigail & John will make that mistake, however. Here we are permitted to see the two Adamses as real people, full and equal partners in one of the great marriages in American history, a marriage that carried through all the most critical events in early United States history, without ever losing any of its intimacy and joy. Truly a book to be grateful for.” ~ Dr. Wilfred M. McClay, G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty, University of Oklahoma “David Bruce Smith and Clarice Smith have collaborated beautifully on a radical, yet long overdue, concept for historical works; that success is often the product of a couple and not solely the male partner’s accomplishment. Young readers will be treated to a rich narrative of the union between Abigail and John Adams told through easily readable prose and inviting illustrations”. ~ Rabbi Mitchel Malkus, Ed.D. | Head of School Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

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Author by David Bruce Smith
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
Read Book 48
ISBN Number 194849602X