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From Baghdad to America : life after war for a marine and his rescued dog

Author: Jay Kopelman
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lt. Col. Kopelman won the hearts of readers with his moving story of adopting an abandoned puppy named Lava in a hellish corner of Iraq. For this Marine and his comrades, the puppy served as an important emotional touchstone in a grim and seemingly endless war. Kopelman now writes about what it's like to be home. He credits his canine best friend with finding his wife--in the park, Lava began playing with her dog  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kopelman, Jay.
From Baghdad to America.
New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2010
(OCoLC)320193240
Named Person: Jay Kopelman; Jay Kopelman
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Kopelman
ISBN: 9781602397439 1602397430
OCLC Number: 829161662
Description: 1 online resource (x, 196 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Spring 2005, La Jolla, California --
If you can save your dog, you can save yourself --
You have to almost lose something (twice) to find it --
Desert-colored glasses --
Love walks in, thanks to Lava --
Fear makes you stronger --
What you are in the dark --
How the routine of staying alive can keep you sane --
You are the sum of your experiences --
Opening the snivel book --
Never quit --
Resources for veterans and their families.
Responsibility: Jay Kopelman ; foreword by Wayne Pacelle.

Abstract:

Lt. Col. Kopelman won the hearts of readers with his moving story of adopting an abandoned puppy named Lava in a hellish corner of Iraq. For this Marine and his comrades, the puppy served as an important emotional touchstone in a grim and seemingly endless war. Kopelman now writes about what it's like to be home. He credits his canine best friend with finding his wife--in the park, Lava began playing with her dog and the two owners met--and for keeping him sane as he readjusted. With intelligence and insight, Kopelman sets forth more than a dozen lessons, including: Life can change in an instant, but you'll be able to handle it; passion for something can help you tap into your most powerful reserve of energy; have a standard operating procedure for everything; never forget who you are or how you got here.--From publisher description.

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