New books for week of January 07, 2012

Book cover of “Sergeant Rex” by Mike C. Dowling“Sergeant Rex”
by Mike C. Dowling

Deployed into the cauldron of Iraq in 2004, Sergeant Mike Dowling and Rex were part of the first military working dog (K9) team sent to the frontlines since Vietnam. It was Rex’s job to sniff out booby traps, suicide bombers, and IEDs, the devastating explosives that wreaked havoc on soldiers and civilians alike.

 

Book cover of “Gabby” by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly“Gabby”
 by Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly

As a couple, they became a national example of the healing power to be found in deeply shared love and courage. Their arrival in the world spotlight came under the worst of circumstances. On January 8, 2011, while meeting with her constituents in Tucson, Arizona, Gabby was the victim of an assassination attempt that left six people dead and thirteen wounded.

 

Bookcover o “Steve McQueen” by Marc Eliot“Steve McQueen”
by Marc Eliot

Steve McQueen is one of America’s legendary movie stars best known for his hugely successful film career as well as for his turbulent life off-screen and impeccable style. His unforgettable physical beauty, his soft-spoken manner, his tough but tender roughness, and his aching vulnerability had women swooning and men wanting to be just like him. Today, nearly thirty years after he lost his battle against cancer at the age of fifty, McQueen remains “The King of Cool.”