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Wishing Stones and Rubber Ice. John B Minnick

Wishing Stones and Rubber Ice
Author: John B Minnick
Number of Pages: 296 pages
Published Date: 01 Sep 2012
Publisher: Small Batch Books
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781937650131
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In this, his second memoir, John B. Minnick recalls the boyhood experiences that prepared him to meet and survive the greatest challenge of his life-the bloody assault on Iwo Jima during World War II, where he lost his left forearm and hand. Whether competing as a championship runner in college, learning to shoot a rifle and plant an orchard on the family farm in Connecticut, roughing it in backyard tents with his three brothers, or just being a card-carrying member of the "Daredevil Club" as a young boy-the sum total of Minnick's life experiences created the tough mindset needed to endure the rigors he would face as a Marine Corps platoon leader of machine gunners on three remote Pacific islands. Spanning the course of his century-long life, Minnick's Wishing Stones and Rubber Ice offers the reader tales filled with courage, humor, and a rambunctious energy, revealing a man who is both emblematic of his times and yet unique among his peers. John B. Minnick is also the author of Chain of Thought: The Story of a World War II Marine (PublishAmerica, 2008).

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