Camel Red is an engrossing tale about heroism that teaches us a way of approaching life no matter what the obstacles.
|Publisher:||Lowell Press, The, Gallion Communications|
|Product dimensions:||6.06(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.86(d)|
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Camel Red rekindled the impact of the day at Valley Forge Army Hospital when I recognized a man I had known since high school days as a respected competitor on the playing field. It captures the essence of what this most courageous patient experienced, his pain, suffering, and resiliency. It shows how against all odds this battlefield hero managed not only to survive, but to go on to lead an exemplary life.
1990 Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine
Reading Heron's story reawakened memories of a host of severely wounded brave men and the great satisfaction our surgical teams derived from returning them to a useful life. It is a great American story of survival.
Chief of Plastic Surgery, Valley Forge General Hospital
What a story - and what a profile in courage! At a time when American men and women are once again fighting and dying on foreign battlefields, Camel Red is a not so gentle reminder that we owe much to the Larry Herons of this country - a man who not only fought for us but who refused when he came home to let his battle wounds and disabilities stop him from contributing so much to his community and state and country.
Former Governor of Massachusetts
Camel Red was captivating and engrossing, next to impossible to put down. It's the wonderful story of two great people to whom this country owes so very much.
Communications Coordinator of the Blinded Veterans Association
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Just wanted to let everyone know how much I enjoyed reading Camel Red. It is a book that I will always cherish as one of my best loved. I personally knew Azelia and Larry, and the whole family. Greg captured the essence of both Azelia and Larry exactly as they were. Larry's character and personality were depicted perfectly, as was the beauty of Azelia both inside and out. Azelia and Larry were in love throughout their entire lives and were endearing to everyone who knew them. I met Azelia and Larry when I was in high school, and their eldest child Patty was 1 ½ years of age. We became good friends and I was their baby sitter during this time, and was even present when Deb, their youngest daughter was born. (I was in nursing at the same hospital). After joining the military in 1967, I never missed visiting them whenever I was home on leave. This book was so captivating that I read it without putting it down, not once, but three consecutive times! As a veteran, and one who took care of the wounded warriors, I can so appreciate the patriotism and sacrifices that both Azelia and Larry contributed. This story needs to be read by all veterans, wounded or not, for the inspiration it portrays of both Larry and Azelia. Regardless of age, this is a "must read" for all generations and even though I knew them better and longer than most people, I could never have written the depth and inner strength that Greg Page was able to transcribe into words. I think in the hands of Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, or any fine director, this could make a memorable and highly acclaimed movie. Great story and great job, Greg! Olga
It's a must read. Well written. The more I read the more i wanted too you cant put the book down. Amazing.