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The Resource The cost of bravery, Allan Sparkes

The cost of bravery, Allan Sparkes

Label
The cost of bravery
Title
The cost of bravery
Statement of responsibility
Allan Sparkes
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Subject
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Summary
Allan Sparkes didn't think twice about rescuing an 11-year-old boy from a flooded storm water drain - the courageous policeman put his life on the line and saved the kid. He became one of only five people to be awarded Australia's highest decoration for bravery, the Cross of Valour, but the rescue would signal a downward spiral into post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Here was a man with many professional accolades, who had thrived on never knowing what his next call would involve - murder, bombings, junkies and robberies were often part of a day's work for this detective, yet he suddenly lost his 20-year career and all sense of self-worth. Allan's recovery from debilitating mental illness was a rollercoaster ride of personal challenges that tested his courage and resolve over more than a decade. With the unwavering support of his wife, he faced his demons and rebuilt his mind, body and soul. Today, Allan is back to being his adventurous self, prepared to face whatever comes his way. This is his inspiring story
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SALS
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Sparkes, Allan
Dewey number
363.20994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sparkes, Allan
  • Sparkes, Allan
  • Police
  • Depressed persons
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Police
Label
The cost of bravery, Allan Sparkes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Regular print edition published: Melbourne, Vic. : Michael Joseph, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
37983994
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead Large Edition.
Extent
viii, 364 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781921901577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37983994
  • (Sirsi) 37983994
Label
The cost of bravery, Allan Sparkes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Regular print edition published: Melbourne, Vic. : Michael Joseph, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
37983994
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead Large Edition.
Extent
viii, 364 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781921901577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37983994
  • (Sirsi) 37983994

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