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Suck A Rock

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- Language: English
- Format: PDF - Djvu
- Pages:206
- Publisher: Trafford Publishing (April 17, 2003)
- Bestsellers rank: 7
- Category: Biographies & Memoirs
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Readers will find Suck A Rock a thrilling spellbinding adventure mixed with romance. Wounded four times and highly decorated he quietly returned to civilian life. In 1951 he graduated from Auburn University in Architecture, which he practiced in southwest Georgia for more than thirty-years.
He now resides in north Florida with his wife of more than 50 years.

Daniel Collier Houston a.k.a. "Alabama" was born in Montgomery, AL May 21, 1923 and in 1939 at age 16 left home and hitchhiked to Canada where he enlisted in the Canadian Army. His grandmother was part Cherokee and told him that an Indian could run 100 miles without food or water by sucking on a rock. That is why this book is named "Suck a Rock," This book outlines the 5 plus years that he fought in WW II.


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  • By J. Bynum on August 9, 2009

    In 1939, Sixteen-year-old "Alabama" honor student drops out of school, hitchhikes to Canada, becomes a commando in His Majesty's Army, and then transfers to the US Military (after America finally enters the war).His dry, matter-of-fact writing style is somewhat tedious at first, but ultimately complements the narrative. Some stories are so fantastic, I probably wouldn't have believe them if the author over-dramatized.You really get a sense of the sheer chaos on the ground: how staying alive was a matter both of wit and luck.

  • By R. A. Long on March 24, 2009

    After reading this story, I can understand why the soldiers of WWII were called the greatest generation. The story is a facinating journey of one man, starting at 16 and his growing up through a war. His intellegence, his strength and desire to fight for a cause is inspiring. This would be good reading for the young men of today to remind them what a real man looks like. I appreciate his honesty in his story and not sugarcoating the reality of war.

  • By Gary Cameron on February 7, 2008

    I really enjoy reading WWII autobiographies, but had to stop reading this one on page 64 when the author claimed that during a commando raid inside occupied France he stole an ME 109 and, despite the fact that he wasn't a pilot, flew it back to England, then turned down the Victoria Cross. Huh?

  • By Guest on January 19, 2009

    This is, in some parts, pretty slow, but in other parts, quite exciting. Some of the stories are as exciting as any movie you'd see (and these are true stories). I gave this to my Father-in-law to read, and he loved it. I read it too. Worth getting if you are into WW2 stories.


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