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‘Charlie Mike’: The Story of Veterans Who Continue to Serve Through Team Rubicon

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The woman at the Red Cross said Port-au-Prince, Haiti was too dangerous for untrained volunteers after the earthquake when Marine veteran Jake Wood called to volunteer in January 2010. “It’s complete chaos there,” she said. “I’m a marine,” he replied. “We do chaos.” Wood hung up the phone and started calling fellow veterans. One who responded was fellow Marine vet William McNulty. They had only spoken on the phone and when they met 24 hours later in the airport in the Dominican Republic, they cobbled together a team consisting of the vets, a firefighter, an ER physician, an obstetrician and a medic. They had little more than their go-bags, some money and a passion to serve. They created medical triage…

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Emily V. Gordon Wants You to Find Your Personal Bat Signal and Superpowers

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Look—up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s—the last person in the world you would have suspected of being a super hero. Just who is this amazing being? Who lies behind this hero’s mysterious secret identity? You can answer that question by looking in the mirror, says Emily V. Gordon, author of Super You: Release Your Inner Super Hero (Seal Press; September 29, 2015). In the book, Gordon, a writer, producer, and former couples and family therapist (but no relation to Commissioner James Gordon), shows readers how to reach their full heroic potential. And no, that doesn’t mean that we’ll be foiling bank robberies or fighting off hordes of invading aliens. It means that readers will learn…

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