Back in the Game

Back in the Game

One Gunman, Countless Heroes, and the Fight for My Life

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"On the morning of June 14, 2017, at a practice field for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, a man opened fire on the Republican team, wounding five and nearly killing Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise. In heart-pounding fashion, Scalise's minute-by-minute account tells not just his own harrowing story, but the stories of heroes who emerged in the seconds after the shooting began, and worked to save his life and the lives of his colleagues and teammates. Scalise delves into the backgrounds of each hero, seeking to understand how everyone wound up right where they needed to be, right when they needed to be there, and in possession of just the knowledge and experience they needed in order to save his life. Scalise takes us through each miracle, and each person who experienced it. He brings us the story of Rep. Brad Wenstrup, an Army Reserve officer and surgeon whose experience serving in combat in Iraq uniquely prepared him for the attack that morning; of the members of his security detail, who acted with nearly cinematic courage; of the police, paramedics, helicopter pilots and trauma team who came together to save his life. Most important, it tells of the citizens from all over America, who came together in ways big and small to help one grateful man, and whose prayers lifted Scalise up during the worst days of his hospitalization. As we follow the gripping, poignant, and ultimately inspiring story, we begin to realize what Scalise learn firsthand in real time: that Americans look out for each other, and that there is far more uniting us than dividing us." -- Description provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Center Street, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781546076131
1546076131
Branch Call Number: B Scalise S AUTO
Characteristics: x, 285 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Stern, Jeffrey E. (Reporter),- Author

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Nov 12, 2018

Steve Scalise generously praises everyone and does a "Bridge Over San Luis Rey" type of story that traces back how everyone happened to be there and with the skills and expertise so desperately needed. The story he doesn't tell is that the gunman was a left-wing Bernie Sanders activist. (Funny the double standard in reporting. It's always blared from the rooftops when someone from the right does something.) Thank goodness he survived although he will never completely recover. He is back in the House of Representatives as Majority Whip and fights for the rights of all of us, even the left-wingers who wish him ill will. A very important must read.

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