Smoke the Donkey: A Marine's Unlikely Friend

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Potomac Books
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5.92 X 8.7 X 0.99 inches | 1.07 pounds

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About the Author

Cate Folsom, the wife of Colonel Folsom, is a longtime editor for the Omaha World-Herald. During her career of more than thirty-five years she has managed beats ranging from city hall to Congress. Her award-winning work includes leading coverage of an attempted mayoral recall and the troubled life of the 2007 Westroads Mall mass killer, as well as embedded reports during National Guard deployments to Afghanistan in 2011. Lt. Gen. Robert R. Ruark is the director of logistics, J-4, for the Joint Staff and former director of logistics for U.S. Central Command.


"Smoke the Donkey is a story about two American heroes and their surprising friendship--'Semper Fidelis' at its finest. Smoke steals all of our hearts."--Gary Sinise, actor, humanitarian, and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation
-- (09/14/2015)
"A good read for Marines and their families as well as animal lovers."--Kirkus--Kirkus (01/02/2016)
"Smoke the Donkey is a true American hero. His one-of-a-kind adventure story will leave you laughing, crying, and, most of all, inspired."--Mark R. Levin, talk radio host of The Mark Levin Show and a New York Times best-selling author
-- (09/14/2015)
"Smoke the Donkey is a wonderful, refreshing, heartwarming, and true story that will bring joy and delight for generations to come. . . . Smoke has earned the coveted Parents Television Council's Seal of Approval(TM)."--Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council

-- (09/14/2015)
"Warning: You will want a donkey after reading this book! The love for Smoke is palpable, and Cate Folsom captures brilliantly the struggles, perseverance, and harrowing journey to bring Smoke to the States. Smoke is 'Kick Ass'! A must-read!"--Robin Hutton, author of the New York Times best seller Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse-- (09/14/2015)