- The Washington Times - Friday, November 2, 2018

A new book by shooting survivor Rep. Steve Scalise is hitting bookstores in mid-November.

In “Back in the Game: One Gunman, Countless Heroes, and the Fight for My Life,” the Louisiana Republican — who was gravely wounded by a lone gunman during a baseball practice last year — talks about his journey to recovery.

“The gunshot that marked the start of that attack was actually a starting gun of sorts, for all kinds of people racing to my side, coming together for the purpose of saving this one grateful man. To make me feel like it wasn’t just me but the whole country that had been shot at. I would get to see the nation unified, to see different people from all different backgrounds rooting and praying and working for me to survive,” Mr. Scalise writes.

It is a minute-by-minute account with a cast that includes his Capitol Hill peers, the close-knit Scalise family, plus the law enforcement, rescue and medical personnel who saved the lawmaker.

“I know that here, in this country, with these people. That bullet never had chance,” Mr. Scalise noted.

The book will be published Nov. 13 by Center Street, the Nashville-based conservative imprint of the Hachette Book Group.


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