• You Don't Lose 'Til You Quit Trying

  • Lessons on Adversity and Victory from a Vietnam Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient
  • By: Sammy Lee Davis, Caroline Lambert
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-03-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

On November 18, 1967, Private First Class Davis' artillery unit was hit by a massive enemy offensive. At 21 years old, he resolved to face the onslaught and prepared to die. Soon he would have a perforated kidney, crushed ribs, a broken vertebra, his flesh ripped by beehive darts, a bullet in his thigh, and burns all over his body.
Ignoring his injuries, he manned a two-ton Howitzer by himself, crossed a canal under heavy fire to rescue three wounded American soldiers, and kept fighting until the enemy retreated. His heroism that day earned him a Congressional Medal of Honor - the ceremony footage of which ended up being used in the movie Forrest Gump.
You Don't Lose 'Til You Quit Trying chronicles how Davis' childhood in the American heartland prepared him for the worst night of his life and how that night set off a lifetime of battling against debilitating injuries. But he also battled for his fellow veterans, speaking on their behalf for 40 years to help heal the wounds and memorialize the brotherhood that war could forge. Here, listeners will learn of Sammy Lee Davis' extraordinary life - the courage, the pain, and the triumph.
©2016 Sammy Lee Davis and Caroline Lambert (P)2016 Tantor
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By ken on 12-19-17

Great read! Awesome Man

Would you consider the audio edition of You Don't Lose 'Til You Quit Trying to be better than the print version?

Wouldn't know?

What other book might you compare You Don't Lose 'Til You Quit Trying to and why?

Any other personal development type book.

What does Joe Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Cry, well there was certainly dust in my car or somethings a couple of times in the book.

Any additional comments?

My only wish for the Vietnam Vet's is that I wish they would not have listened to those that asked them not to attack those in America that spit on them when they came home. It should have been a full on go! I think it back fired on the military and empowered the hippies even more. The hippies of the time even seem proud of their actions today. No combat vet should ever be spit upon or have things thrown at them, and especially they should NEVER be ordered to not defend themselves. I don't care what the T.V. cameras would have shown, these are warriors not wuss's like the people that gave them the orders to do nothing......HUGE regret, and I'm sorry when I came back from war if someone were to spit on me I wouldn't of held back like Mr. Davis and his fellow soldiers did!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rochelle Wix on 08-30-17

Very inspiring

I throughly enjoyed this book. Me Davis is a very relatable hero. Thank you for sharing your story and your service Mr Davis

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