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The Resource Tell my sons : a father's last letters, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber ; foreword by Robin Williams

Tell my sons : a father's last letters, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber ; foreword by Robin Williams

Label
Tell my sons : a father's last letters
Title
Tell my sons
Title remainder
a father's last letters
Statement of responsibility
Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber ; foreword by Robin Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the high point of a soaring career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was tapped by General David Petraeus to serve in a high profile job within the Afghan Parliament as a military advisor. Within weeks, a routine physical revealed stage IV intestinal cancer in the thirty-eight-year-old father of three ... When [he] realized that he was not going to survive this final tour of combat, he began to write a letter to his boys, so that as they grew up without him, they would know what his life-and-death story had taught him--about courage and fear, challenge and comfort, words and actions, pride and humility, seriousness and humor, and a never-ending search for new ideas and inspiration"--Dust jacket flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weber, Mark M
Dewey number
  • 977.6/054092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.W3527
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weber, Mark M
  • Conduct of life
  • United States
  • Minnesota
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Cancer
  • Death
  • Minnesota
  • Afghan Campaign 2001-
  • Attitude to Death
  • Intestinal Neoplasms
Label
Tell my sons : a father's last letters, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber ; foreword by Robin Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published by Beaver's Pond Press, Inc., in 2012 in slightly different form"--Title page verso
  • "Each of these titles comes from a farewell speech General Douglas Macarthur delivered in 1962 to the corps of cadets at the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point."---page xvii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ... To be strong enough to know when you are weak, brave enough to face yourself when you are afraid -- Chapter One ... Not to seek the path of comfort, but to face the stress and spur of difficulty and challenge -- Chapter Two ... Not to substitute words for actions -- Chapter Three ... To be proud and unbending in honest failure, but humble and gentle in success -- Chapter Four ... To seek out and experience a vigor of the emotions, a freshness of the deep springs of lift, an appetite for adventure over love of ease -- Chapter Five ... To seek a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, and to exercise a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity -- Chapter SIx ... To be modest so that you will appreciate the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength -- Chapter Seven ... To be serious, yet never to take yourself too seriously; to cry, but also to laugh -- Chapter Eight ... To discover the sense of wonder, the unfailing hope of what is next, and the joy and inspiration of life -- Epilogue: "How are you doing?"
Control code
ocn844073723
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780345549440
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013016544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844073723
Label
Tell my sons : a father's last letters, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber ; foreword by Robin Williams
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published by Beaver's Pond Press, Inc., in 2012 in slightly different form"--Title page verso
  • "Each of these titles comes from a farewell speech General Douglas Macarthur delivered in 1962 to the corps of cadets at the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point."---page xvii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ... To be strong enough to know when you are weak, brave enough to face yourself when you are afraid -- Chapter One ... Not to seek the path of comfort, but to face the stress and spur of difficulty and challenge -- Chapter Two ... Not to substitute words for actions -- Chapter Three ... To be proud and unbending in honest failure, but humble and gentle in success -- Chapter Four ... To seek out and experience a vigor of the emotions, a freshness of the deep springs of lift, an appetite for adventure over love of ease -- Chapter Five ... To seek a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, and to exercise a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity -- Chapter SIx ... To be modest so that you will appreciate the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength -- Chapter Seven ... To be serious, yet never to take yourself too seriously; to cry, but also to laugh -- Chapter Eight ... To discover the sense of wonder, the unfailing hope of what is next, and the joy and inspiration of life -- Epilogue: "How are you doing?"
Control code
ocn844073723
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 212 pages
Isbn
9780345549440
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013016544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844073723

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