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Blasted By Adversity: The Making of a Wounded Warrior

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Blasted by Adversity: the Making of a Wounded Warrior documents the incredible ascendance of an Army infantryman who survived an IED blast, amputating his right leg and severing his left, and emerged as a key public advocate for wounded veterans. Luke Murphy's injury was the beginning of a remarkable journey that took him from hopelessness in a hospital room to skiing black diamonds in Aspen, catching tuna on Jimmy Buffet’s boat and speaking to thousands at the Pentagon. The book gives voice to a new generation of wounded service members.

272 pages, Hardcover

First published May 22, 2015

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August 18, 2015
Loved reading this book. This young man suffered tragic circumstances including amputation but managed to turn it into a positive. The book is truly uplifting and very complimentary to medical staff, surgeons, Walter Reed Hospital in particular. He lifts up the organizations like Wounded Warrior and Homes for Our Troops. Highly recommend.
May 26, 2015
“Blasted by Adversity,” is a narrative spoken through the words of a true warrior. Luke is a prime ambassador to the motto Excelsior; onward, upward, higher, and higher. He invites you into his life, from his days admiring servicemen, enlisting, training, and combat and post “blast” recovery, through his mission to help both fellow wounded warriors and the people he meets along the way. As he says, “Influence works both ways.” His responsiveness and “non-wimp attitude” towards the obstacles set before him captivates and motivates the reader from a soldiers point of view.
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June 27, 2019
An inspiring story of a young man Luke Murphy who people first laughed at when he enlisted and then respected when he had the balls to walk in to speak to the Sargent Major of the Rakkasans and request to be part of their unit. That right there had me hooked. Following him from there along with his training and his deployments. He also takes you through his personal life as well, like the break up with his longtime girlfriend he thought he would marry. He then leads you to the day when he actually survives an IED blast and the long road back from Losing his right leg and left. He takes you through his struggles but also through his triumphs and how high ranking officers of his unit would come through to see how he was doing and others from the 101st. afterwards, the journey begins to him going back to school and then eventually becoming a speaker. He would marry and you get to meet some of the people he has gotten to meet along the way. A very good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com
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March 30, 2021

This book is not intended as a motivational speech, but if it doesn’t make you want to do something more with your life than you need to read it again
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3 reviews1 follower
March 11, 2022
I read this book four times. I love stories of heroism, especially in the military. Luke Murphy's attitude towards life completely captivated me. I recommend this book!
December 9, 2015
I've read Marcus Luttrell's "Lone Survivor" and "Service" and Chris Kyle's "American Sniper". Luke's book is right up there with them. It's a captivating, moving, and extremely motivating story about how Luke has grabbed the bull by the horns and made the best out of what has happened, all while having such a profound and selfless impact on the Wounded Warrior community.
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June 3, 2015
Great read. Really opens up your eyes to see what really goes on before, during and after war. I enjoyed hearing about all of the people you've met throughout your journey. Very humble
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