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The Resource Rise : a soldier, a dream, and a promise kept, Daniel Rodriguez with Joe Layden

Rise : a soldier, a dream, and a promise kept, Daniel Rodriguez with Joe Layden

Label
Rise : a soldier, a dream, and a promise kept
Title
Rise
Title remainder
a soldier, a dream, and a promise kept
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Rodriguez with Joe Layden
Title variation
Soldier, a dream, and a promise kept
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Daniel Rodriguez joined the army just weeks after graduating from high school. At age eighteen he had no idea what war really was; he just wanted to get out of town. Almost immediately, he was deployed to Iraq where he would spend seventeen months. He would later serve a tour of duty in Afghanistan. And he grew up fast. He stopped sleeping, started smoking, and killing became second nature. He fought in the Battle of Kamdesh, one of the bloodiest encounters in Afghanistan, and for his bravery he was awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star with Valor. But his best friend was not so lucky. Against all odds, Daniel returned home, broken, but still alive. Living at his sister's house, unemployed, and stuck in the clutches of PTSD, Daniel remembered a promise to his friend and knew he had to make good on it. So he embarked on a grueling training regimen, transforming himself through sheer grit and hard work into a true athletic specimen. When he posted a video of his efforts, it went viral overnight. Through some mixture of hope, determination, and the power of the internet, Daniel earned a spot on the Clemson University football team as a wide receiver. This is Daniel's powerful narrative of a young soldier, his unlikely dream, and how he found his way out of darkness
Summary
A soldier who fought in one of the bloodiest battles in Afghanistan, and against all odds, lived to pursue his dream of playing Division 1 college football tells his story for the first time
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10358467
Cataloging source
DLC
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1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rodriguez, Daniel
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/342092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.43
LC item number
.R63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
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Layden, Joseph
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True
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  • Rodriguez, Daniel
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Soldiers
  • United States
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Football players
  • Clemson Tigers (Football team)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Football
  • Layden, Joseph
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a soldier, a dream, and a promise kept
Label
Rise : a soldier, a dream, and a promise kept, Daniel Rodriguez with Joe Layden
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn867078375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544365605
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)867078375
Label
Rise : a soldier, a dream, and a promise kept, Daniel Rodriguez with Joe Layden
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn867078375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544365605
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014016742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)867078375

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