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Derek's Gift: A True Story of Love, Courage and Lessons Learned Hardcover – 22 May 2014
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Praise for other books by Michael Tougias:
"Tougias creates a suspenseful, tautly rendered story that leaves readers
breathless but well-satisfied."
"Los Angeles Times"
"A breath-taking book."
"If you start this book it will be hard to put it down until you finish."
"New York Post"
"Riveting and meticulously researched."
Nathaniel Philbrick, National Book Award Winner
"An incredible tale of heroism and sacrifice."
"National Geographic Adventure"
"Tougias spins a dramatic saga..."
"The Providence Journal"
"One of Tougias' great skills as a writer is to put you right there ... he builds the drama expertly."
"The one book that will stay with me the longest from a
all those I read this year."
"In our contemporary world, events unfold with blinding speed create global chain reactions which can often take us by surprise, as the 2008 financial crisis did. Eugen O. Chirovici demonstrates in a highly scholarly yet clear and accessible manner, how the mysterious alchemy of power can be reverse engineered; examined, understood and explained." -- Chaim Henry Gehl, Israeli businessman "book recommendation"
"This book reveals the dilemma of using military or economic power to subjugate human resistance. ... It should serve as a valuable analytic contribution to the recorded history of mankind." -- Thomas W. Jackson, the Executive General Secretary of The World Conference of Masonic Grand Lodges, "book recommendation"
..". a must-read for those who are involved in the act of leadership." -- Dr. Michael Kraus, Senior Partner of Donau-Finanz, Vienna, Austria "book recommendation"
About the Author
Michael Tougias is the author of 21 books, including "Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do," " Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea," and co-author of "The Finest Hours: The Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue" (soon to be a major motion picture by Disney).
[More on the film here: http: //www.slashfilm.com/red-director-robert-schwentke-to-helm-disneys-the-finest-hours/]
Buck Harris is the High School Health Teacher that brought Derek's journal into school systems, and uses its insights to help improve the lives of students.
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