One Soldier's Story [NOOK Book]

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Before he became one of America's most respected statesmen, Bob Dole was an average citizen serving heroically for his country. The bravery he showed after suffering near-fatal injuries in the final days of World War II is the stuff of legend. Now, for the first time in his own words, Dole tells the moving story of his harrowing experience on and off the battlefield, and how it changed his life.

Speaking here not as a politician but as a wounded G.I., Dole recounts his own ...

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Overview

Before he became one of America's most respected statesmen, Bob Dole was an average citizen serving heroically for his country. The bravery he showed after suffering near-fatal injuries in the final days of World War II is the stuff of legend. Now, for the first time in his own words, Dole tells the moving story of his harrowing experience on and off the battlefield, and how it changed his life.

Speaking here not as a politician but as a wounded G.I., Dole recounts his own odyssey of courage and sacrifice, and also honors the fighting spirit of the countless heroes with whom he served. Heartfelt and inspiring, One Soldier's Story is the World War II chronicle that America has been waiting for.

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Dole recalls the devastating World War II injuries that nearly cost him his life. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061751301
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 739,753
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Bob Dole served in the U.S. Senate for twenty-seven years and was the Republican Leader for twelve years. He was the Chairman of the Republican National Committee under the Presidency of Richard Nixon, the 1976 Republican nominee for Vice President with Gerald Ford, and the 1996 Republican nominee for President. He was also the Chairman of the National World War II Memorial.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2007

    Riveting

    In his usual laconic, ah-shucks kind of way, Sen. Bob Dole tells the story of his life, the real reason he says his parents and Russell, Kansas were the great influences on his life and means it. The story is harrowing without being maudlin, the recovery nothing short of amazing. So is the man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2006

    So, so.

    I wanted to love this book, I really did. The first half was engaging but, I had to push myself to get to the end. Dole's life is certainly filled with accomplishment and courage, it just seemed to me that his editors might have been more mindful of the pacing. Far too often, this book plods.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2005

    Outstanding!

    Literally just ten minutes ago I finishied Bob Dole's amazing piece of work. You get a front seat into his story that will impact you and make you aprecaite even more what the 'Great Generation' went through and had to overcome as a result. This is no way is a political book or particin work. It is simply a personal memoir that we can ALL enjoy and gain inspiration from.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2005

    A GREAT BOOK BY AND ABOUT AN AMERICAN LEGEND

    Senator Bob Dole is one of the great leaders of our time. His very well written and inspirational book sheds much light on his upbrining as well as his trials and tribulations that have lead him to be who he is today. Dole is a true American Legend as well as Hero.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2005

    SOLDIER OF FREEDOM

    I WAS SO THRILLED FOR SEN DOLE TO FINALLY WRITE HIS WORLD WAR 2 MEMOIRS. I HAVE OFTEN READ ABOUT HIS BRAVERY WITH THE 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION AND HIS DECORATIONS AND HIS SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY AND HIS CALL TO FREEDOM. I HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL READ ABOUT HIS BOOK THIS IS A GREAT INSPIRATION OF HOPE FOR A GREAT SOLDIER.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2005

    Inspirational

    I picked the book up after a review from former Senator Bob Kerrey in the Boston Globe. I decided to read a few chapters, couldn't put it down. It such an inspirational book. I really never knew just how bad his WWII injuries were and what it took to overcome them. It's a must read.

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