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Author Sinise, Gary, author.

Title Grateful American : a journey from self to service / Gary Sinise with Marcus Brotherton.

Publication Info. Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2019]
©2019
2 holds on first copy returned of 3 copies

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  791.43 Sinise,G SIN    On Holdshelf
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 SINISE,G    DUE 03-30-19
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  92 SINISE,G    DUE 04-10-19
1 copy being processed for PAS Allendale Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description vii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "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 It. 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. Grateful American is the moving, entertaining, profoundly gripping story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten."--Dust jacket.
Contents Yearning to breathe free -- Baptism -- The start of Steppenwolf -- The corner of Hollywood and love -- When we started to look beyond ourselves -- Glimpses of glory -- Steinbeck Country -- Big movie years -- Darkness and light -- Turning point -- A bridge between worlds -- Honor. Gratitude. Rock and roll -- Perfect timing -- Helping children -- Flurry of activity -- The Gary Sinise Foundation -- Why I'm still on a mission.
Subject Sinise, Gary.
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Veterans -- Services for.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Brotherton, Marcus, contributor.
ISBN 9781400208128 (hardcover)
1400208122 (hardcover)

 
    
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