The Resource In an instant : a family's journey of love and healing, Lee and Bob Woodruff, (electronic resource)

In an instant : a family's journey of love and healing, Lee and Bob Woodruff, (electronic resource)

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In an instant : a family's journey of love and healing
Title
In an instant
Title remainder
a family's journey of love and healing
Statement of responsibility
Lee and Bob Woodruff
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
One of the most anticipated books of the year, Lee Woodruff, along with her husband, Bob Woodruff, share their never-before-told story of romance, resilience, and survival following the tragedy that transformed their lives and gripped a nation. In January 2006, the Woodruffs seemed to have it all'a happy marriage and four beautiful children. Lee was a public relations executive and Bob had just been named co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. Then, while Bob was embedded with the military in Iraq, an improvised explosive device went off near the tank he was riding in. He and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, were hit, and Bob suffered a traumatic brain injury that nearly killed him. In an Instant is the frank and compelling account of how Bob and Lee's lives came together, were blown apart, and then were miraculously put together again'and how they persevered, with grit but also with humor, through intense trauma and fear. Here are Lee's heartfelt memories of their courtship, their travels as Bob left a law practice behind and pursued his news career and Lee her freelance business, the glorious births of her children and the challenges of motherhood. Bob in turn recalls the moment he caught the journalism "bug" while covering Tiananmen Square for CBS News, his love of overseas assignments and his guilt about long separations from his family, and his pride at attaining the brass ring of television news'being chosen to fill the seat of the late Peter Jennings. And, for the first time, the Woodruffs reveal the agonizing details of Bob's terrible injuries and his remarkable recovery. We learn that Bob's return home was not an end to the journey but the first step into a future they have learned not to fear but to be grateful for. In an Instant is much more than the dual memoir of love and courage. It is an important, wise, and inspiring guide to coping with tragedy'and an extraordinary drama of marriage, family, war, and nation. A percentage of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury. From the Hardcover edition
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodruff, Lee
Dewey number
  • 070.4/333092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.W6925
LC item number
W66 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Woodruff, Bob
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woodruff, Bob
  • Woodruff, Lee
  • Woodruff, Bob
  • Woodruff, Lee
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Journalists
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Journalists
  • Iraq
  • United States
Label
In an instant : a family's journey of love and healing, Lee and Bob Woodruff, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn237071325
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588366610
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Publisher number
EB00165200
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0B2D02FE-B89E-4D41-ACD0-CD93FD69D670
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o237071325
  • (OCoLC)237071325
Label
In an instant : a family's journey of love and healing, Lee and Bob Woodruff, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn237071325
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588366610
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Publisher number
EB00165200
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0B2D02FE-B89E-4D41-ACD0-CD93FD69D670
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o237071325
  • (OCoLC)237071325

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