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Every day is a gift : a memoir / Senator, Tammy Duckworth.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 DUC (Text) 33500013373089 New Checked out 04/30/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538718506
  • ISBN: 1538718502
  • ISBN: 9781538721216
  • ISBN: 153872121X
  • Physical Description: ix, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
The Iraq War veteran traces her impoverished childhood, her decision to join the Army, the months spent recovering from the RPG attack that shot down her helicopter and nearly took her life, and her subsequent mission of serving in elected office.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #1
    *Starred Review* In the U.S. Senate, Duckworth has a reputation for being both fierce and compassionate with good reason. While serving in the Iraq War as an Army National Guard Reservist, Duckworth lost both legs and severely shattered her right arm when the Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was shot down. Her more empathetic ideals were forged early on when she suffered ostracism as the mixed-race child of a Thai Chinese mother and white American father, and then again during her teen years when her father's chronic unemployment led Duckworth to literally scrounge for loose change in order to put food on the family table. In this knockout autobiography, Duckworth tells her awe-inspiring life story, moving from her peripatetic childhood in Bangkok, Vietnam, Jakarta, and Singapore to her high school and college years in Hawaii, attending graduate school in Washington, DC and Illinois, and serving as a chopper pilot defying gender norms in Iraq. Her intense dedication to public service, fairness, and justice, and her relentless pursuit of personal excellence catapulted her to the House of Representatives, then to the Senate, where she became the first serving senator to give birth. With a breezy candor that is, by turns, intimate and assertive, Duckworth offers an affecting account of a life of sacrifice, patriotism, valor, integrity, and grace. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Senator Tammy Duckworth is a former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has served as the junior United States Senator for Illinois since 2017. A proud Iraq War veteran and helicopter pilot, she represented Illinois's 8th district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2017. Before election to office, she served as Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2009-11) and Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (2006-09).

Subject: Duckworth, Tammy, 1968-
Women legislators > United States > Biography.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
United States. Congress. Senate > Biography.
Women politicians > United States > Biography.
Politicians > United States > Biography.
Veterans > United States > Biography.
Disabled veterans > United States > Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Veterans > United States > Biography.
Women veterans > United States > Biography.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Legislative Branch.
Duckworth, Tammy, 1968-
Helicopter pilots.
Racially mixed people.
Racially mixed women.
Women amputees.
Women helicopter pilots.
Women legislators.
Women politicians.
Women veterans.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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