Gabby A Story of Courage and Hope

ISBN-10: 1451661061
ISBN-13: 9781451661064
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

From one of the most admired and beloved couples in recent American history, an extraordinarily moving story of public service, risk-taking, romance—and the journey toward recovery. This book delivers hope and redemption in the face of the tragic shooting, and introduces two unforgettable heroes.

Gabrielle Giffords is a Congresswoman serving Arizona's Eighth Congressional District. She represented her hometown, Tucson, in the Arizona Legislature from 2000-2005. Giffords holds a Master's Degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University and a B.A. from Scripps College where she was awarded a William Fulbright Scholarship. She is married to Navy Captain Mark Kelly, a Navy Pilot and NASA astronaut. Congresswoman Giffords was seriously wounded on January 8, 2011. She co-authored, with her husband Mark Kelly, Gabby A Story of Courage.

Mark Kellywas a Captain in the United States Navy when he commanded the final mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour in May of 2011. A veteran of four space flights to the International Space Station he is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and holds a masters degree from the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School. As a naval aviator he flew thirty-nine combat missions in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Jeffrey Zaslow was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 6, 1958. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 1980, he worked for The Orlando Sentinel's Sunday magazine until 1983 and then joined The Wall Street Journal as a feature writer. In 1987, he entered a contest held by The Chicago Sun-Times to fill the job left vacant when its advice columnist, Ann Landers, left to work for The Chicago Tribune. He won the contest and wrote the advice column All That Zazz until 2001. His first book, Tell Me All about It, was based on his years as an advice columnist. In 2001, he returned to The Wall Street Journal as a columnist and wrote a regular column called Moving On. His other books include The Last Lecture written with Randy Pausch, Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope written with Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly, Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters written with Chesley B. Sullenberger, The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship, and The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters. He died in a car accident on February 10, 2012 at the age of 53.

The Beach
A New Year
The Things We Have in Common
"Tomorrow"
A Family of Risk-Takers
"Fly Away Home"
Big Dreams
Baby Steps
With This Ring
The Ace of Spades
Second Chances
Higher Callings
"I Wonder What Happened"
Tucson
Sunrise
What Would Gabby Want?
The Parameters of a Miracle
STS-134
From a Distance
Great Signs of Progress
Inch by Inch
Back to Work
Gabby's Voice
Acknowledgments

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