From Baghdad to America: life lessons from a dog named Lava

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Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman won the hearts of readers with his moving story of adopting an abandoned puppy named Lava in a hellish corner of Iraq. For this Marine and his comrades, the puppy served as an important emotional touchstone in a grim and seemingly endless war. Kopelman now writes about what it's like to be home. He credits his canine best friend with finding his wife--in the park, Lava began playing with her dog and the two owners met--and for keeping him sane as he readjusted. With the same intelligence and insight he showed in From Baghdad, With Love , Kopelman sets forth more than a dozen lessons, including: Life can change in an instant, but you'll be able to handle it; passion for something can help you tap into your most powerful reserve of energy; have a standard operating procedure for everything; and never forget who you are or how you got here. Active and retired troops, soldiers' friends and families, and everyone who has ever loved a dog will embrace this book.
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Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman won the hearts of readers with his moving story of adopting an abandoned puppy named Lava in a hellish corner of Iraq. For this Marine and his comrades, the puppy served as an important emotional touchstone in a grim and seemingly endless war. Kopelman now writes about what it's like to be home. He credits his canine best friend with finding his wife—in the park, Lava began playing with her dog and the two owners met—and for keeping him sane as he readjusted. With the same intelligence and insight he showed in From Baghdad, With Love, Kopelman sets forth more than a dozen lessons, including: Life can change in an instant, but you'll be able to handle it; passion for something can help you tap into your most powerful reserve of energy; have a standard operating procedure for everything; never forget who you are or how you got here. Active and retired troops, soldiers' friends and families, and everyone who has ever loved a dog will embrace this book.

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subject_facet Dog owners -- California -- Anecdotes, Dogs -- California -- Anecdotes, Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, American, Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American, Kopelman, Jay
title_display From Baghdad to America : life lessons from a dog named Lava
title_full From Baghdad To America Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava, From Baghdad to America : life lessons from a dog named Lava / Jay Kopelman ; foreword by Wayne Pacelle, From Baghdad to America : life lessons from a dog named Lava [electronic resource] Kopelman, Jay., From Baghdad to America Life Lessons From a Dog Named Lava
title_short From Baghdad to America :
title_sub life lessons from a dog named Lava
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Dog owners, Dogs, Iraq War, 2003-, Iraq War, 2003-2011, Kopelman, Jay, Nonfiction, Pets