The eagle on my arm : how the wilderness and birds of prey saved a veteran's life / Dava Guerin and Terry Bivens ; forewords by Jack E. Davis and Floyd Scholz.

By: Guerin, Dava [author.]Contributor(s): Bivens, Terry [author.] | Davis, Jack E [writer of foreword.] | Scholz, Floyd [writer of foreword.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksBook collections on Project MUSE: Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, [2020]Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813180021; 0813180023; 9780813180052; 0813180058; 9780813180045; 081318004XOther title: How the wilderness and birds of prey saved a veteran's lifeSubject(s): Disabled veterans -- Rehabilitation -- United States | Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Treatment | Disabled veterans -- Services for -- United States | Animals -- Therapeutic use | Human-animal relationships | Veterans -- Mental health | Falconers -- Florida -- Largo -- Biography | Veterans -- Florida -- Largo -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Eagle on my arm.DDC classification: 362.4092 LOC classification: UB363 | .G84 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Unlikely Healer -- Prison or the Canadian Wilderness -- Survive or Die -- The Search for Peace and the Bald Eagle -- Back to Civilization -- From Reptiles to Red-Tailed Hawks -- Back to the Eagles -- Go West, Young Man -- The Short, Unhappy Life of a High Roller -- Carol -- The Art of Training Wild Animals -- PTSD Diagnosis -- Skyler's Demons -- Bay Pines VA Hospital's Gamble -- Avian Veteran Alliance Takes Flight -- Telia's Transformation -- Joe, the Combat Medic -- Steve Got His Wings -- Wild Birds in Captivity -- The Healing Power of Owls and Hawks -- A Star Is Born -- Love Birds That Met the President -- New Adventures.
Summary: "In October 1967, eighteen-year-old Patrick Bradley enlisted in the US Army and was later deployed to North Vietnam as a special operator with missions to kill high-value targets. Combat left him physically and psychologically wounded, as it does many veterans, and Bradley struggled to adjust when he returned home. He seemed destined for military prison after an altercation in which he broke a superior officer's jaw, but his life changed forever when a psychiatrist recommended a unique path for healing. Thanks to a program sponsored by the Canadian government, Bradley traveled to Canada to study bald eagles and document their behavior. He found himself recovering while living alone in the wild with minimal supplies or human contact. At the same time, his work was paving the way for groundbreaking research, including the discovery of a link between the use of the pesticide DDT and a decrease in southern bald eagle populations. Later, he forged a successful career training and managing wild animals and committed himself to helping other wounded warriors by cofounding the Avian Veteran Alliance, a nonprofit that pairs veterans suffering from PTSD and physical injuries with injured birds of prey. The Eagle on My Arm tells Bradley's inspirational story for the first time. This moving account reveals how a soldier became a dedicated healer, using his years of study and solitude to face his demons and turn his pain into a lifelong passion for helping others."-- Provided by publisher.
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The Unlikely Healer -- Prison or the Canadian Wilderness -- Survive or Die -- The Search for Peace and the Bald Eagle -- Back to Civilization -- From Reptiles to Red-Tailed Hawks -- Back to the Eagles -- Go West, Young Man -- The Short, Unhappy Life of a High Roller -- Carol -- The Art of Training Wild Animals -- PTSD Diagnosis -- Skyler's Demons -- Bay Pines VA Hospital's Gamble -- Avian Veteran Alliance Takes Flight -- Telia's Transformation -- Joe, the Combat Medic -- Steve Got His Wings -- Wild Birds in Captivity -- The Healing Power of Owls and Hawks -- A Star Is Born -- Love Birds That Met the President -- New Adventures.

"In October 1967, eighteen-year-old Patrick Bradley enlisted in the US Army and was later deployed to North Vietnam as a special operator with missions to kill high-value targets. Combat left him physically and psychologically wounded, as it does many veterans, and Bradley struggled to adjust when he returned home. He seemed destined for military prison after an altercation in which he broke a superior officer's jaw, but his life changed forever when a psychiatrist recommended a unique path for healing. Thanks to a program sponsored by the Canadian government, Bradley traveled to Canada to study bald eagles and document their behavior. He found himself recovering while living alone in the wild with minimal supplies or human contact. At the same time, his work was paving the way for groundbreaking research, including the discovery of a link between the use of the pesticide DDT and a decrease in southern bald eagle populations. Later, he forged a successful career training and managing wild animals and committed himself to helping other wounded warriors by cofounding the Avian Veteran Alliance, a nonprofit that pairs veterans suffering from PTSD and physical injuries with injured birds of prey. The Eagle on My Arm tells Bradley's inspirational story for the first time. This moving account reveals how a soldier became a dedicated healer, using his years of study and solitude to face his demons and turn his pain into a lifelong passion for helping others."-- Provided by publisher.

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Dava Guerin is the author or coauthor of six books, including Rebuilding Sergeant Peck , Vets and Pets , and Unbreakable Bonds . She is a communications consultant and freelance writer and previously served as communications director for the US Association of Former Members of Congress in Washington, D.C. She is an active supporter of Barbara Bush's Foundation for Family Literacy and the Gary Sinise Foundation. She lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Terry Bivens (1946--2019) was an award-winning journalist, highly ranked Wall Street analyst, and coauthor of Rebuilding Sergeant Peck . His work has appeared in the New York Times, Business Week, and the Philadelphia Inquirer , and his 1991 series for the Philadelphia Inquirer was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

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