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Tuesday's Promise: One Veteran, One Dog, and Their Bold Quest to Change Lives

Luis Carlos Montalv√°n

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Published by Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio, 2017
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Title: Tuesday's Promise: One Veteran, One Dog, and...

Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Audio CD

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Unabridged.

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Following the success of his New York Times bestseller, Until Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalván takes to the road with his beloved Golden Retriever service dog, Tuesday, advocating for America's wounded warriors and for each other.

Luis's first book sparked a national conversation about service dogs and PTSD. In this spectacular new memoir, he and Tuesday bring their healing mission to the next level, showing how these beautifully trained animals can assist soldiers, veterans and many others with disabilities. Rescuing a forgotten Tuskegee airman. Battling obstinate VA bureaucrats. Delivering solace to troubled war heroes and their families. Everywhere these two go, they highlight the miraculous talents of service dogs.

As Luis and Tuesday celebrate exhilarating victories, a grave obstacle threatens to derail their life-saving campaign: Though Luis has made great progress battling his own PTSD, his physical wounds risk leaving him wheelchair-bound. He must decide whether to amputate his leg and carry on with a bionic prosthesis. Even as he struggles with this dramatic decision, he and ten-year-old Tuesday prepare to welcome a female Golden Retriever puppy to their all-male pack.

As this stirring memoir neared publication, Luis Montalván took his own life in December 2016, another terrible tragedy of the invisible wounds of war. This book is his last letter of love to his best friend, Tuesday, and to veterans, readers, friends and fellow dog lovers everywhere.

Never more timely than now, Tuesday's Promise is an inspiring story of love, service, teamwork and the remarkable bond between humans and canines.


"Tuesday's Promise is a honorable and worthy tribute to Luis Montalvan and Tuesday, the service dog he loved and depended on after bravely serving his country in war. I've seen through my support for Companions for Heroes how a dog can help heal a broken life, serving as a companion with a love that is almost indescribable. Tuesday's Promise captures that relationship better than any book written to date."--Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary and co-host of Fox News' The Five

"War affects warriors in a thousand different ways. As Luis discovered so vividly, the battle back home can be the toughest one. With loyal Tuesday at his side, Luis teaches his fellow warriors the true meaning of friendship, support, struggle and love. We all need special allies, human and canine. You can't help but love this pair. American veterans owe them both a huge debt of gratitude."--Rorke Denver, former trainer commander, U.S. Navy SEALs, New York Times bestselling author of Damn Few and Worth Dying For

"This is a profoundly honest book filled with vital lessons about loss, friendship, war and the loving bonds that can save us in our lowest moments. We are all lucky that Capt. Montalvan and his dog Tuesday found each other, for in their story we see the possibilities in our own lives."--Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling The Last Lecture

"Wow, what a book! I think I was crying on page 3. The collision of man and dog, and the unbreakable bond they form, made my heart leap. Everyone should read this book to better understand not only the ravages of war, but the amazing capacity of the human spirit to rebound. I dare anyone to read this book and not believe in the power of love to heal."--Lee Woodruff, author of In an Instant (with Bob Woodruff) and Perfectly Imperfect

"Luis and Tuesday were one of the original sources of inspiration for my very first piece of legislation. Luis' story of military service, his struggles with the visible and invisible wounds of war, and the dog who helped save his life is as compelling on the page as when you hear it in person."--Senator Al Franken

"Luis and Tuesday are two true American heroes. This powerful story is a testament to the courage of veterans both on and off the battlefield. Luis is a critical voice for our community, reminding every single veteran that they are not alone."--Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director and Founder, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and author of Chasing Ghosts

"Until Tuesday explores the unique bond that can occur between dogs and people that ennobles both. This book is a moving tribute to the courage and perseverance of a man as well as the love and the devotion of a remarkable and unforgettable dog."--Larry Levin, New York Times bestselling author of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love

"A clarion call to all who profess to care about our veterans and an intense reminder of just how high a price they have already paid, Montalvan's mixture of memoir, military history, and pet story results in an urgently important tale."--Booklist

"A deeply moving story of service, sacrifice, and restoration. Years from now when critics assemble the canon of Iraq War literature, look for Until Tuesday to make everyone's short list."--Andrew J. Bacevich, author of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War

"For those of us who have witnessed the unbiased cold hand of death upon friend, civilian and foe; these ghosts of war follow us home. Every now and then you find someone who understands. Luis and Tuesday stood together fighting against this enemy. Take a moment to understand this plague called PTSD and read Tuesday's Promise. It is a powerful book; the truths that Luis writes so eloquently about will inspire overwhelming pride and profound sadness and hopefully for a moment, allow you to see these apparitions, these ghosts of war."--Lt. Jason Redman, retired US Navy, author of The Trident and Founder of SOF Spoken

"Luis Montalvan brilliantly captures the experience of warriors returning home. This book was an honor and privilege for me to read! I am humbled by the service of these two selfless warriors."--Richard R. Peters, retired US Navy SEAL, author of Man of War

"Tuesday's Promise is a remarkable, moving, and timely book, and it's another example of what so many of us admired about Luis-his relentless dedication to improving the lives of our veterans and his boundless love for Tuesday. I still don't have the words to describe the sadness I feel knowing that Luis is gone, but I am so proud that through Tuesday's Promise, he will continue to change-and save-the lives of others."--U.S. Senator Al Franken

"Compelling and ultimately heartbreaking...Montalvan's ability, with cowriter Henican, to present the ongoing personal and bureaucratic struggles suffered by so many will likely inspire readers to become more engaged with the veterans community. Tuesday's Promise and Montalvan's death are reminders of how much America still owes those who have served our country so faithfully. This powerful story has now become simply, and tragically, unforgettable."--Booklist (starred review)


"This story of an incredible service dog is both touching and warm. Some of the struggles are painful to read, because they are so real, but that only makes the triumphs more uplifting. In the course of these pages, Tuesday truly becomes a hero, as does Luis Montalvan. This book feels like more than a joy; it feels necessary."--Vicki Myron, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dewey

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