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BOOK REVIEW: The Courage to go Forward

“In 1965, Dick Traum was pinned and crushed by a car, resulting in life-threatening injuries and the amputation of his right leg. Ten years later, he triumphantly crossed the finish line of the New York City Marathon. In 2012, Army Ranger Cedric King lost both legs when an IED explosion ripped through his body in Afghanistan. Yet only three years later, he completed the Boston Marathon on hi-tech prosthetic blades. Are these triumphs of modern medicine? Of technology? Amazingly, these are people-powered victories made possible by micro communities, the inspiring subject of the new book The Courage to Go Forward: The Power of Micro Communities, by David Cordani and Dick Traum.”

By Patricia Gale, BLOGCRITICS.ORG

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