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Run, Don't Walk
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Adele Levine, P.T. is also a lover of long distance open water swimming and late-night urban cycling. She lives in Wheaton MD.

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"A bittersweet chronicle about caretaking for the nonlethal casualties of war... a moving volume suffused with pain, hope and bravery."-- Kirkus Reviews

"Run, Don't Walk captures the essence of what it was like to be at Walter Reed during its darkest days. And it is told by one of the true un-sung heroes of the wounded from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: The Physical Therapist. It is heartbreaking and hilarious. Levine captures the disappointments, the heartache and the triumphs of the injured troops and the spirit of those determined to save them. Truly a remarkable book that tells a side of the war story very few ever witness or live to tell about."--Cami McCormick, CBS News Correspondent
"Adele has captured the unique, frenetic, protective world that was Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 2003 until its closure in 2011. Her dedication and the dedication of all who labored mightily there to save and rebuild our Wounded Warriors' broken bodies and detoured lives is an overlooked part of modern warfare. Reading this book brought me right back to the hours I spent on a treatment table surrounded by my fellow Wounded Warriors as we pushed each other, using grit, gallows humor and even bribes of cookies in order to face yet another day of pain on our road back to our new futures. Read this book to gain a window into an aspect of combat and a cost that our troops, their families and their caretakers must bear that is no less heroic than those of the battlefield. "
--Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Iraq War Veteran, former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs

"I've never read anything like Run, Don't Walk, except possibly the first chapter of Catch 22. Humor heals, comforts, and saves. Don't take my word for it. Read this magnificent book."
--Josh Hanagarne, author of The World's Strongest Librarian "An amputee rehabilitation center is a crucible of emotion, and this book throbs with the pulse of a human heart. The characters are hilarious, harsh, eccentric, brave, and real, portrayed with tenderness and unflinching honesty. Yet Levine moved me more with what she didn't say. A master of understatement, she paints a picture of what it's like to work at this strange job, patching up broken soldiers only to be sent back to war-- and tells her own story, setting her own sorrows and struggles beside the pain of her amputee patients."
--Lydia Netzer, author of Shine Shine Shine

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