Wheels of Courage: August 2020
Out of the carnage of World War II comes an unforgettable tale about defying the odds and finding hope in the most harrowing circumstances.
Advance Praise for Wheels of Courage:
"Just when you think every great sports story has been told and told again, along comes Wheels of Courage. Fascinating in its detail. Moving in its humanity. And deeply connected to themes, events and emotions well beyond the competition itself."
--Bob Costas, Hall of Fame broadcaster
"This is an important and groundbreaking story about World War II veterans and their great courage to rise above their afflictions through the path of athleticism. They awakened the public that we are complete human beings who belong in society."
–Ron Kovic, author of Born on the 4th of July
"Wheels of Courage tells another remarkable story from the Greatest Generation: the invention of wheelchair basketball. Well written and meticulously researched, David Davis sheds light on a story of courage, inspiration, and hope that is a must read for all basketball fans."
--Douglas Stark, author of Wartime Basketball: The Emergence of a National Sport during World War II
"In this masterful narrative, David Davis tells a great story of courage and innovation. By uncovering this lost story of the Greatest Generation, Davis provides inspiration for those living today."
--Paul Dickson, author of The Rise of the G.I. Army
"The most thoroughly researched and best-written book ever written on wheelchair basketball."
--Armand "Tip" Thiboutot, co-author of Wheelchairs Can Jump! A History of Wheelchair Basketball