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Compassionate Soldier

Remarkable True Stories of Mercy, Heroism, and Honor from the Battlefield

Compassionate Soldier

Remarkable True Stories of Mercy, Heroism, and Honor from the Battlefield

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Description

Compassionate Soldier illuminates fascinating yet largely unknown stories of men and women whose humanity led them to perform courageous acts of mercy and compassion amid the chaos and carnage of war. Arranged by war from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and global in perspective, it features extraordinary stories of grace under fire from valiant soldiers and noncombatants who rose above the inhumanity of lethal conflict and chose compassion, even knowing their actions could put their lives and liberty at risk.

Included are the stories of Patrick Ferguson, a British officer during the American Revolution who had the chance to kill George Washington but refused to shoot a man in the back; Richard Kirkland, a Confederate soldier during the Civil War who took water to wounded Union soldiers during the battle of Fredericksburg; and Oswald Boelcke, a German WWI flying ace who was one of the most influential tacticians of early air combat and was known for making sure the airmen he shot down made it to the ground alive.

These and other inspirational stories illustrate that even in the midst of the unspeakable horrors of war, acts of kindness, mercy, compassion, and humanity can prevail and, in doing so, expand our conventional thinking of honor and battlefield glory.

Standards

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Product Details

  • Item #: NTS835379
  • ISBN13: 9781338353792
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Pages: 208
  • Grades: 7 - 10
  • Lexile® Measure: 1170LYL

Compassionate Soldier

Paperback Book

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