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American spirit : profiles in resilience, courage, and faith

Author: Taya Kyle; Jim DeFelice
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : First HarperLuxe editionView all editions and formats
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Life leads us through difficult terrain. But what happens if you use challenge as an opportunity to discover your purpose? These Americans did and are changing the world. After losing her husband, "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, bestselling author Taya Kyle entered a period of deep grief. And yet the experience served as a catalyst for profound growth. Taya found her own reserve of strength with the help of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Personal narratives
Biographies
Case studies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taya Kyle; Jim DeFelice
ISBN: 9780062912367 0062912364
OCLC Number: 1090765384
Notes: "Larger print"--Spine.
Description: x, 446 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Taya Kyle and Jim DeFelice.

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Presents an inspiring collection of stories of Americans who have persevered over adversity and built extraordinary lives after loss, hardship, and setbacks, showcasing the resilience of the American  Read more...

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