Item description for Back in Action: An American Soldier's Story of Courage, Faith and Fortitude by David Rozelle...
Overview A soldier wounded by a land mine in Iraq chronicles his recovery and his long fight back to participate in an Olympic-distance triathlon, as well as skiing and snowboarding--all the while keeping his spirits high.
The Inspiring True Story of the First Amputee to Return to Active Command in Iraq... In "Back in Action: An American Soldier's Story of Courage, Faith, and Fortitude," Captain David Rozelle tells the whole gripping story: from the day he had to tell his pregnant wife that he was going to war (Valentine's Day 2003) and deployed tor Operation Iraqi Freedom, to the fateful day four months later when a land mine tore off his right foot--and beyond, through months of agonizing rehabilitation to his final triumphant recertificationo as "Fit for Duty."
Citations And Professional Reviews Back in Action: An American Soldier's Story of Courage, Faith and Fortitude by David Rozelle has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 04/01/2005 page 33
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Studio: Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.91" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jan 27, 2005
Publisher Regnery Publishing, Inc.
ISBN 0895260417 ISBN13 9780895260413
Availability 0 units.
More About David Rozelle
Rozelle has served in the U.S. Army for over ten years since his commission from Davidson College ROTC. He lives in Fort Carson, Colorado.
David Rozelle currently resides in Fort Carson, in the state of Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about Back in Action: An American Soldier's Story of Courage, Faith and Fortitude?
Inspiring story Feb 14, 2007
Rozelle's book protrays an interesting story about his personal journey. Well worth the read.
True Hero Feb 12, 2006
CPT Dave Rozelle is a true hero and American Patriot. This amazing true story is a must read for any of the War on Terrorism's many critics. Whereas many in our great country sit back and point fingers at those making decisions and fighting overseas, CPT Rozelle is actually doing his part. It's easy to sit on the sidelines, but Dave has fought, been severely wounded, and fought again. He now commands amputees at Walter Reed, getting them in shape to fight again. You can't help but feel even greater respect for our men and women in uniform after reading this one. CPT Rozelle and his men are true Americans, and need to be acknowledged by reading this book.
Interesting Sep 18, 2005
This book was tough for me. As a military wife I was drawn to Capt. Rozelle's story. However, his book didn't live up to my expectations. Don't get me wrong, Capt. Rozelle is to be commended for all that he has accomplished and all that he is still accomplishing. The problem, for me, was that in his attempt to show the military in such a great light he came off as somewhat unrelatable. During the first part of the book, he seemed unable to show any sort of failure or flaw. It wasn't until after his injury that he let the reader see his humanity. He finally told stories of how he let himself down and how he eventually picked himself up and went forward. My only gripe is that he failed to show this same side of himself in the earlier portions of the book.
Don't believe the lack of hype Jun 21, 2005
If you believe that troop-morale is low this book should change your mind. I've heard Capt. Rozelle on Laura Ingraham's show telling his story and each time I hear him I'm more confident, proud and optimistic about what we're doing in Iraq. Rozelle provides great insight on what's really going on and is highly critical of the poor press coverage of the War in Iraq.
Should have been 4.5 stars Apr 4, 2005
I was eager to read Capt. Rozelle's book and compare with others by combat veterans from previous conflicts as far back as the American Revolution. Though the Captain has been exemplary in his actions as a soldier, and in his determination to overcome his disability, I was dissapointed and offended by the use of profane and vulgar language in the text. I realize the useage is common in the military, (I am a veteran myself), but it is never appropriate in an historical text to be read now and for generations to come.
I am also dissapointed in Regnery for not providing better editing.