Winner of the Colorado Authors' League award for Best Feature, published in Colorado Avid Golfer magazine.
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"...amazing stories of courage, honor and sheer luck are recorded in this extraordinarily valuable collection. A fitting and timeless memorial to their sacrifices, it is an assurance that their bravery will be remembered for many more generations..."
Poignant. Harrowing. Humorous. Remarkable.
Meet The Flying Ace, The Intrepid Escapee, The Pearl Survivor, The Dachau Liberator and dozens more Sterling Heroes as thirty-six veterans from rural northeast Colorado share their personal World War II stories—each one unique yet, altogether, representative of America’s wartime service experience, in the Army, Air Forces, Navy and Marines—from Europe to the Aleutians and across the Pacific.
July 4 in Sterling: "This is great-grandpa Long when he..." Kristin Boxberger tells her children, Lydia, 5, and Mitchell, 3. She has Sterling Heroes of World War II opened to the beginning of the chapter about Jack Long, "The Life Saver." View Sterling July 4th slide show
"...Dressman's flair for weaving Robinson's life into the fabric of U.S. race relations and social history in the 20th century...(makes) Eddie Robinson an enthralling narrative..."
* * * *"Eddie Robinson is a well-crafted biography that is sure to add to the genres of sports literature and African American literature."
– Writer's Digest
* * * *"Every coach should read this book. It is a history lesson that needs to never be forgotten. It will touch everyone's heart who reads it."
– Veteran football coach June Jones,
Southern Methodist University
Life story of iconic
Grambling football coach
cited for excellence
in both biography
"This compact book packs a powerhouse of lifesaving information. It would be great if this book could get into the hands of the people who need it most... each diabetes patient."
There is no shortage of books about diabetes or books about fitness, and no scarcity of books that chronicle the accomplishments and life stories of athletes who have overcome obstacles to achieve stardom.
But a book that combines all three is rare - if not nonexistent, until now.
The Diabetes Antidote is both the story of Doug Burns - a scrawny 7-year-old when his Type 1 diabetes was diagnosed but in adulthood became the Natural Mr. Universe - and Doug's compelling advice for preventing Type 2 diabetes and reducing the ill effects of Type 1 or Type 2 by becoming and staying physically fit.
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"The word 'inspiring' gets thrown around quite a lot, but I can think
of no better word to describe Leeuwenburg's experience with diabetes."
Jay Leeuwenburg started more than 120 games and lined up against eventual Hall of Famers Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor and many other fearsome opponents during a nine-year career in the National Football League.
But first he met Type 1 diabetes head-on.
Diagnosed just days after his 12th birthday, Jay quickly accepted responsibility for managing his disease. Testing his parents' patience and his doctors' knowledge, Jay pushed ahead with every imaginable athletic and competitive interest.
"Not participating would have been like saying, 'Don't breathe,' " he says in Yes I Can! Yes You Can! read more
"It's one of the best sports books I've ever read – and certainly one of the most inspirational."
"A beautiful book featuring unique art, exceptional writing and a fascinating story. The deeply personal narrative distinguishes 'thicker than paint' from most other art books..."
Recognized locally and nationally, Wittow’s works are on display throughout Colorado and the United States.
Two notable paintings, "Annunciation" and "Joseph and Jesus" were commissioned by Regis University. A retrospective titled "The Rose and the Briar" was featured at the Mizel Arts & Culture Center at the Jewish Community Center in Denver. And 10 works were installed at the University of Colorado under the State of Colorado Art in Public Places program.
Wittow finished writing a book about her life and career shortly before she died in August 2011 at the age of 76. Her husband, Herb Wittow, completed her vision by publishing "thicker than paint: A LIFEWORK" in July 2013.
It’s a beautiful book that’s filled with outstanding reproductions of Wittow's art. But what separates this from most other "art books" is the deeply personal account of Wittow's life and career influences that accompanies her distinctive art. The writing is exceptional; the narrative conversational but frank; the story fascinating.
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