Grateful American : a journey from self to service
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Brotherton, Marcus, contributor.
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Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2019].
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9781400208128, 1400208122, 9781400214747, 1400214742
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Oak Lawn Public Library - Adult Biography
BIOGRAPHY 791.43028 SINISE
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Published
Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2019].
Format
Book
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vii, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781400208128, 1400208122, 9781400214747, 1400214742

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As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock 'n' roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose -- or so it seemed. Within a few years, Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its humble beginnings in a suburban Chicago church basement and eventual move into the city, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary's career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he also directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump. The military community's embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary's mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI:NY, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lt. Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.
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Chicago. Sinise impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story. Within a few years, he and a handful of friends created what became the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Sinise was soon appearing in (and eventually directing) television and film productions. The role that changed his life was that of Lieutenant Dan, in Forrest Gump. The military community's embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Sinise's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In recent years he has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lt. Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans and first responders. This is now his calling: to be a grateful American. -- adapted from jacket

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sinise, G., & Brotherton, M. (2019). Grateful American: a journey from self to service . Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sinise, Gary and Marcus, Brotherton. 2019. Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service. Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sinise, Gary and Marcus, Brotherton. Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sinise, Gary,, and Marcus Brotherton. Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2019.

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