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Iron heart : the true story of how I came back from the dead

Author: Brian Boyle; Bill Katovsky
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
The author tells the story of his long, painful, longshot recovery from a near-fatal car accident at age 18 to eventually complete the Ironman Triathlon.

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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Young adult nonfiction
Named Person: Brian Boyle; Brian Boyle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Boyle; Bill Katovsky
ISBN: 9781602397712 1602397716 9781616083601 1616083603
OCLC Number: 320193185
Awards: Short-listed for Louisiana Teen Readers' Choice 2012
Short-listed for Iowa High School Book Award 2011
Description: v, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Heart --
Waking up --
Hoping to find answers and finding none --
A new kind of living hell --
I recognize my parents --
Angels in the hallway --
I want to die --
Garth and JoAnne Boyle --
The smile --
the kiss --
Throwing the discus --
"Hello" --
Question time --
Standing tall --
Leaving intensive care --
Kernan Rehabilitation Center --
Where am I? --
Therapy sessions --
Witness --
Part 2. Body --
Coming home --
The track --
The intersection --
Return to Prince George's Hospital --
Getting back in the pool --
Tattoos --
Concrete --
St. Mary's College swim team --
July is the cruelest month --
Bodybuilding --
Part 3. Soul --
My first triathlon --
From coma to Kona --
Responsibility: Brian Boyle with Bill Katovsky.
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In a horrific car crash, eighteen-year old Brian Boyle was placed in a medically-induced coma. When Brian finally emerged from the coma two months later, doctors predicted he might not be able to  Read more...


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