Every Day Is a Gift

Every Day Is a Gift

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Learn the incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth and see what inspired her to follow the path that made her who she is today. In Every Day Is a Gift, Tammy Duckworth takes readers through the amazing—and amazingly true—stories from her incomparable life. In November of 2004, an Iraqi RPG blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth's U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. The explosion, which destroyed her legs and mangled her right arm, was a turning point in her life. But as Duckworth shows in Every Day Is a Gift, that moment was just one in a lifetime of extraordinary turns. The biracial daughter of an American father and a Thai-Chinese mother, Duckworth faced discrimination, poverty, and the horrors of war—all before the age of 16. As a child, she dodged bullets as her family fled war-torn Phnom Penh. As a teenager, she sold roses by the side of the road to save her family from hunger and homelessness in Hawaii. Through these experiences, she developed a fierce resilience that would prove invaluable in the years to come. Duckworth joined the Army, becoming one of a handful of female helicopter pilots at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served eight months in Iraq before an insurgent's RPG shot down her helicopter, an attack that took her legs—and nearly took her life. She then spent thirteen months recovering at Walter Reed, learning to walk again on prosthetic legs and planning her return to the cockpit. But Duckworth found a new mission after meeting her state's senators, Barack Obama and Dick Durbin. After winning two terms as a U.S. Representative, she won election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. And she and her husband Bryan fulfilled another dream when she gave birth to two daughters, becoming the first sitting senator to give birth. From childhood to motherhood and beyond, Every Day Is a Gift is the remarkable story of one of America's most dedicated public servants.


Author
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date
ISBN 1538718499
Pages 292 pages
Every Day Is a Gift
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Tammy Duckworth
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-30 - Publisher: Hachette UK

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Learn the incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth and see what inspired her to follow th
I Am the Gift Everyday Inspirations That Empower
Language: en
Pages: 371
Authors: Carolyn Denny Pasewark
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07 - Publisher: Lulu.com

A daily inspiration, meditation and reflection book designed to create and enable positive thought and creative actions for today's women. A personal focus on t
The Love Dare Day by Day, Gift Edition
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Stephen Kendrick
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-01 - Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

From the writers of New York Times No. 1 best-seller, The Love Dare. Love is a choice. A daily choice. The Love Dare Day by Day is a daily reminder of how it’
The Every-day Book
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: William Hone
Categories: Almanacs, English
Type: BOOK - Published: 1826 - Publisher:

Good Morning Message
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Peggy Edwards
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08 - Publisher: Xulon Press

This daily devotional book has been a God-led inspiration from its very start-up; from its original Bible verse and note of encouragement to some coworkers and
Losing the Battle, Winning the War: THE PERFECT FATHER'S DAY GIFT
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Ben Parkinson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-29 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'A great and inspiring book from Doncaster's bravest son. Read it in a day' - Jeremy Clarkson 'Ben is the embodiment of positive thinking. What he has achieved,
Every Day Is a Gift
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors:
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing Corporation

Popular meditations for every day, featuring a text from Sacred Scripture, a quotation from the writings of a Saint, and a meaningful prayer. Includes an introd
Everyday Matters Bible for Women-NLT
Language: en
Pages: 1634
Authors: Hendrickson Publishers
Categories: Bibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-17 - Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

"Created in partnership with Kyria.com, Christianity Today's women's magazine, this Bible includes articles and reflections from today's foremost Christian thin
The holiday keepsake; or, Birth-day gift, by Peter Parley and other authors
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Peter Parley (pseud.)
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1865 - Publisher:

Everyday Supernatural
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Mike Pilavachi
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-01 - Publisher: David C Cook

Most Christians believe in God’s power, yet few see evidence of the supernatural in their lives. Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft believe that God wants each of