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Heart of a Soldier Paperback – June 2, 2003
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Stewart (Den of Thieves) aims to capture the enormity of the World Trade Center attack by retracing one of the lives lost in the disaster: that of Rick Rescorla, head of security for Morgan Stanley. From the late 1980s on, Rescorla tried to warn Port Authority officials that the World Trade Center was an easy target for terrorists. On September 11, after safely evacuating the Morgan Stanley offices in the south tower (he kept people calm by singing into his megaphone), Rescorla went back into the building minutes before it collapsed to search for stragglers. This wasn't his first selfless act of bravery: a Vietnam veteran, Rescorla won a Silver Star and other medals for his role in the Ia Drang valley an important American victory, but one whose devastating losses turned Rescorla against the war. Piecing together the recollections of, among others, Rescorla's widow, Susan, his best friend and fellow soldier, Daniel Hill, to narrate Rescorla's life story, Stewart also weaves in Susan's, and describes the Rescorlas' blissful mid-life relationship, a second marriage for both. Stewart's narrative is fast-paced, fluid and impressively detailed, though not without cliches. It's an absorbing and at times inspiring profile in courage, yet the book has the feel of an extended magazine piece.
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Heart of a Soldier peels back many layers of human phenomena we struggle to understand: the qualities of leadership, the depths of loyalty, the dilemmas of love. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
The best nonfiction book of 2002. (Time)
Engaging and illuminating. (Jonathan Yardley The Washington Post Book World)
Humming with tension, foreign adventure, and the clash of arms, Heart of a Soldier has all the ingredients of an Indiana Jones movie. (The Baltimore Sun)
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Here's his Wiki - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rescorla
We now live in an age where our Worlds enemies don't usually have a country that they're fighting for; they fight for a religious ideology that justifies the harsh treatment of women as objects with NO rights, the use/abuse of children as if they are dispensable. The scariest part about all of this is that this just the tip of the iceberg regarding Islamic terror. On a daily basis there are absolutely horrific atrocities committed toward the innocent and peaceful people living in the Middle East. I understand our countries hesitancy to intervene in the Middle East again, however, we cannot leave our allies hanging out to dry nor can we allow those in positions of power to abuse that power in an attempt to take out smaller European countries like Israel Jordan the UAE, etc.. It would only take one maybe two Nuclear and/or Atom bombs to wipe a smaller country off of the earth.
This is a fantastically written book and an even more touching story about a man who constantly did his best to protect others and those who could not protect themselves, not to mention the 2500+ people he saved on 9/11/2001.
I bought a paperback for my best friend to read and I ordered a hard copy for myself because this is a book I will read multiple times, again. My father recommended this book to me in 2003.
- his statue is in the front of the Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, a place of exceptional honor
- he correctly predicted the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center
- he correctly predicted the 9/11 attack, on video in 1998, indicating that we were vulnerable to an airplane being used as an improvised weapon
- and the greatest feat of all...as head of security at Morgan Stanley, made the employees rehearse emergency evacuations, resulting in the saving of thousands of lives - only a handful did not make it out, including Rick Rescorla, who went back in one more time to check for others...what a hero!
He aimed at the sky and he reached the stars.He fought as a soldier in so many battles and sadly the one man on earth that he and others wanted desperately Osama Bin Laden got him instead as he did so many other decent human beings.
Ric Rescorla is now our history the history of the brave even when he was an older sick man he put his life on the line for others. As people were desperately trying to survive that shocking attack on 9/11 in the City of New York he was the one with the Braveheart who went up to "do his job" in security at the Towers and with all who could running for their lives he went up to see who he could rescue . But he never came back.
This book tells you what is "The heart of a soldier" I know god has blessed you . Wonderful man. Keep singing those Cornish songs.