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              Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir
               

              Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir (Hardback)

              By Duckworth, Tammy

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              The incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth.

              ISBN 9781538718506
              Released NZ 25 May 2021
              Publisher Little, Brown
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir
                 

              Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by Duckworth, Tammy

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              The incredible story of U.S. senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth. 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 Duckwo...rth'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.
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              ISBN 9781549109690
              Publisher Hachette
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              Why I Run: 35 Progressive Candidates Who are Changing Politics
                

              Why I Run: 35 Progressive Candidates Who are Changing Politics (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Graham, Kate Childs; Foreword by Duckworth, Tammy; Narrator Peakes, Karen; Pabon, Timothy Andres; Jackson, J. D.

              • RRP: $63.99
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              Just weeks before President Trump was inaugurated, President Obama said this: If you're disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself. Since then, thousands have taken that rallying cry to heart. Why I Run: 35 Progressi...ve Candidates Who Are Changing Politics is a collection of original essays from women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and progressive allies who have recently run for office. Contributors like Stacey Abrams, Deb Haaland, Jason Kander, Andrea Jenkins, and Michelle Lujan Grisham share what inspired them to run, what it takes to win, and what lessons can be learned in the face of a loss. Featuring a foreword from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, Why I Run is a powerful testament to the importance of following your principles in a precarious political landscape. INCLUDES A RESOURCE LIST TO HELP YOU GET INVOLVED PART OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS BOOK WILL BE DONATED TO RUN FOR SOMETHING
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              ISBN 9781721357055
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir
                 

              Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Duckworth, Tammy

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $67.96
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              In 2004, an Iraqi grenade blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth's US 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 this memoir, that moment was just one in a lifetim...e of extraordinary turns.
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              ISBN 9781549108723
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir
                 

              Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir (Hardback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Duckworth, Tammy

              • RRP: $67.99
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              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 incompa...rable 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.
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              ISBN 9781538706046
              Publisher Little, Brown
              Interest Age General Audience
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