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The Resource Grateful American : a journey from self to service, Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton

Grateful American : a journey from self to service, Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton

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Grateful American : a journey from self to service
Title
Grateful American
Title remainder
a journey from self to service
Statement of responsibility
Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock 'n' roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose--or so it seemed. Within a few years Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its humble beginnings in a suburban Chicago church basement and eventual move into the city, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary's career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he also directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump. The military community's embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary's mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI:NY, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his It. Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. Grateful American is the moving, entertaining, profoundly gripping story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten."--Dust jacket
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10755124
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Sinise, Gary
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Brotherton, Marcus
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True
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  • Sinise, Gary
  • Sinise, Gary
  • Actors
  • Actors
  • Veterans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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a journey from self to service
Label
Grateful American : a journey from self to service, Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1060180654
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400208128
Lccn
2018032657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060180654
Label
Grateful American : a journey from self to service, Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1060180654
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400208128
Lccn
2018032657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1060180654

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