Gabby: Una historia de valor y esperanza

Gabby: Una historia de valor y esperanza

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Gabby: Una historia de valor y esperanza by Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly

Como individuos, la congresista Gabrielle Giffords y su esposo, el astronauta Mark Kelly, demostraron a los estadounidenses cómo el optimismo, el espíritu aventurero y el llamado al servicio pueden ayudar a cambiar el mundo. Como pareja, se convirtieron en un ejemplo nacional del poder sanador que puede encontrarse en la valentía y el amor profundamente compartidos.

Su llegada al centro de atención mundial se dio en la peor de las situaciones. El 8 de enero de 2011, al reunirse con sus electores en Tucson, Arizona, Gabby fue víctima de un atentado que dejó seis muertos y trece heridos. Los médicos dijeron que era un “milagro” que hubiera sobrevivido.

Íntima, inspiradora, conmovedora e inolvidable, Gabby: Una historia de valor y esperanza cuenta la vida de estas dos personas extraordinarias. Lleva a los lectores detrás de muchas puertas cerradas: a la plataforma de lanzamiento del transbordador espacial, a los vestuarios del Congreso, y a las salas de hospital donde Gabby luchó para recuperarse con la ayuda de formidables equipos médicos y de familiares y amigos dedicados.

Gabby: Una historia de valor y esperanza es un recordatorio del poder que tienen la valentía y la paciencia en la superación de obstáculos inimaginables, y de la trascendencia del amor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451682717
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Edition description: Original
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

A third generation Arizonan, Gabrielle Giffords represented Arizona’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 until 2012. A graduate of Scripps College, she has a Masters degree from Cornell University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico and a fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Mark Kelly was a captain in the United States Navy when he commanded the final mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour in May of 2011. A veteran of four space flights to the International Space Station, he is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and holds a masters degree from the US Naval Post Graduate School. As a naval aviator he flew thirty-nine combat missions in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Jeffrey Zaslow (1958-2012) was most recently the author of The Magic Room. His other books include The Girl from Ames and, as coauthor of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such an inspirational story about two wonderful people who serve and served their country. It is terrific to hear how well Gabby is progressing. The book is so well written. I could not put it down until I reached the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book twice. I found it to be so inspirational and the writing was so wonderful. As a person with many health issues and a progressive disease, it was an eye opener to see how these two brave people handled and fought their way through this tragic event. Their story will give others hope and courage. It is so appropriate for their story to be available during the holidays. Great gift for family and friends to read and share!
chalkdust423 More than 1 year ago
This book, by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly with Jeffrey Zaslow, is a story of will power over adversity. It is the story of a woman who will tackle any problem: physical, emotional, social, and political, which stands in the way of her ability to reach her goals. It is the story of a man who helps his wife plot a way back to being the best she can be after a life threatening attack from a gun shot wound to her head. It is about family, friends, and care-givers coming together to offer support, love, care and nurturing. Ultimately it is a story about miracles. The miracle of love between a father and mother toward their daughter, a miracle of love between a husband and wife, a miracle of step-children having to grow up in a hurry to cope with the life threatening and possible loss of a step-mother with whom they never really bonded, a miracle that family, friends, and care givers who were able to work as a cohesive unit to bring Gabby back to what she is now, an individual who defines the word miracle! I couldn't put this book down. I would hope my family and loved ones, as well as care-givers, were as dedicated to my well being as Gabby's were to her in any life threatening situation.
Kars10 More than 1 year ago
Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelley and Jeffrey Zaslow have written an outstanding account of the events that took place on January 8th, 2011. This novel is very easy to read and keeps your interest from chapter to chapter. Gabrielle's determination to regain her life (back to normal) is outstanding! I enjoyed Mark's account of his Military History and Space Exploration, as well. Mark should write another book, just on his NASA training and experience. It would be a great read! Anyone that reads, this book, will come back with a different perspective on life and living from the exraordinary accounts of events in this book. This must have been a heart wrenching novel to write, but it will always be one of my favorite books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading about the journey Giffords and Kelly have been on this past year. They are brave, courageous, honorable, and I am so thankful they chose to serve their country.
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I love her! She is so brave
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Enjoyed the story of her life and accident.
hfineisen More than 1 year ago
As a student in Mr. Pfeffer's High School Civics class I learned about "Free Cheese" and how sitting in the back of class with the B's, C's and D's (alphabetically-not grade wise) was way cooler than sitting in the front. That said, I wish this book would have been available way back then as it is a readable discourse on civility and serving your country. In addition, it touches on how congress works, blended families, and reaching your goals. Oh, and it has space travel and a shooting, too. Regardless of your political views, Giffords' and Kelly's story is inspiring and relatable. Sure, we all may not be or aspire to be congress people or astronauts, but most of us have children who don't like their step parent, aimlessness, sick and injured loved ones and the opportunity with just one vote, the chance to participate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an awe inspiring account of such a traumatic incident. The book is more then just the accounts of a horrible day in Arizona history, but also a very beautiful love story. I would recommend it very highly to be at the top of a must read
Cheritol More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully written book about Gabby's commitment to serving the people of Arizona, her work ethic, and her ability to connect with poeple accross party lines, and Marks commitment to their marriage, her reabilitation, and his work at the space program. This book is a source of inspiration for anyone dealing with a life threatening situation.
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This was a very good, compelling book., worth reading more than once.
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Monk44 More than 1 year ago
An excellent book that really tells Gaby's story. You really get to know her, what kind of person she is and her genuine sincerity in representing the people. I do not feel we've seen or heard the last of her in the world of politics, at least I hope not. Mark and her make a great couple and team in the world of public service. I look forward to hearing about them in the future.