Heart of a Soldier A Story of Love, Heroism, and September 11th (Paperback)
|Author: James B. Stewart|
|"Heart of a Soldier" is the extraordinary story of war, love, comradeship, danger, and heroism, told by Pulitzer Prize winner Stewart. In this personal look into the life of Vietnam veteran Rick Rescorla, readers will learn about his bravery under fire on September 11.|
From the Publisher:
Traces the life and career of a Vietnam veteran and Morgan Stanley security head who successfully evacuated the the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11 before returning into the building in search of stragglers. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Den of Thieves.
Rick Rescorla was a hero of September 11, 2001, when, as head of security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, he saw to the evacuation of over 2,700 of its employees. Rescorla, however, did not make it out that day. Journalist James B. Stewart's portrait of Rescorla includes Rescorla's experiences as a legendary soldier in Africa and Vietnam (recalled by his comrade Dan Hill) , and his late-in-life relationship with his wife, Susan. A New York Times Notable Book for 2002.
This book is the only non-fiction book that I have read that was impossible to put down. The lives of Dan Hill and Rick Rescorla are chronicled by Mr. Stewart in a manner that makes the reader feel like these two men are personal friends. The action, the drama, the blood and guts of war, the tenderness and the heartbreak are put right out there in a way that made me feel like I was living it with them. An absolutely magnificent piece of work!