Following the success of his New York Times bestseller, Until Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalv?n advocated for America's wounded warriors and the healing powers of service dogs.
In this spectacular new memoir, Luis and Tuesday brought their healing mission to the next level, showing how these beautifully trained animals could assist soldiers, veterans, and many others with mental and physical disabilities. They rescued a forgotten Tuskegee airman, battled obstinate VA bureaucrats, and provided solace to war heroes coast-to-coast.
As Luis and Tuesday celebrated exhilarating victories, a grave obstacle threatened their work. Luis made great progress battling his own PTSD, but his physical wounds got so bad that he was wheelchair-bound. He needed to decide whether to amputate his leg and carry on with a bionic prosthesis. Even as he struggled with dramatic emotional and physical changes, ten-year-old Tuesday was lovingly by his side through it all.
Luis' death in December 2016 was another terrible tragedy of the invisible wounds of war. This book was his last letter of love to his best friend, Tuesday, and to veterans, readers, friends, and fellow dog lovers everywhere.
Never more timely than now, Tuesday's Promise is an inspiring story of love, service, teamwork, and the remarkable bond between humans and canines.
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About the Author
Ellis Henican is a journalist and TV pundit and the author of four New York Times bestsellers. His website is henican.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction: High Flier 1
Part I Road Warriors
Chapter 1 Tale of the Dog 11
Chapter 2 Getting Here 22
Chapter 3 Direct Action 33
Chapter 4 Marine Mom 41
Chapter 5 Happiest Spirit 51
Chapter 6 Dirty Water 59
Chapter 7 Father and Son 68
Chapter 8 Grooming Tuesday 80
Chapter 9 Under Arrest 91
Chapter 10 Health Scare 104
Chapter 11 Rapt in Paws 116
Part II Will and Desire
Chapter 12 New Year's Resolution 129
Chapter 13 Telling Papá 141
Chapter 14 Going In 150
Chapter 15 Under the Knife 161
Chapter 16 Moving Out 171
Chapter 17 El Paso 180
Chapter 18 Getting Fitted 189
Chapter 19 Dog Fight 198
Chapter 20 Try On 205
Chapter 21 Test Drive 215
Part III Paws Forward
Chapter 22 Older and Wiser 229
Chapter 23 Successor Dog 239
Chapter 24 Special Delivery 249
Chapter 25 Mad Dash 258
Chapter 26 HomeComing 271
Conclusion: Friends Forever 283
What People are Saying About This
"War affects warriors in a thousand different ways. As Luis discovered so vividly, the battle back home can be the toughest one. With loyal Tuesday at his side, Luis teaches his fellow warriors the true meaning of friendship, support, struggle and love. We all need special allies, human and canine. You can't help but love this pair. American veterans owe them both a huge debt of gratitude."
“Tuesday’s Promise is a remarkable, moving, and timely book, and it’s another example of what so many of us admired about Luis—his relentless dedication to improving the lives of our veterans and his boundless love for Tuesday. I still don't have the words to describe the sadness I feel knowing that Luis is gone, but I am so proud that through Tuesday’s Promise, he will continue to change—and save—the lives of others.”
“For those of us who have witnessed the unbiased cold hand of death upon friend, civilian and foe; these ghosts of war follow us home. Every now and then you find someone who understands. Luis and Tuesday stood together fighting against this enemy. Take a moment to understand this plague called PTSD and read Tuesday's Promise. It is a powerful book; the truths that Luis writes so eloquently about will inspire overwhelming pride and profound sadness and hopefully for a moment, allow you to see these apparitions, these ghosts of war.”
"Tuesday's Promise is a honorable and worthy tribute to Luis Montalván and Tuesday, the service dog he loved and depended on after bravely serving his country in war. I've seen through my support for Companions for Heroes how a dog can help heal a broken life, serving as a companion with a love that is almost indescribable. Tuesday's Promise captures that relationship better than any book written to date."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A very enjoyable and meaningful book about what it means to face life's most difficult challenges, fears, and assaults with courage and heart and the unfailing love and support of a true friend.