Hope Unseen

The Story of the U.S. Army's First Blind Active-Duty Officer

By Scotty Smiley; Dan John Miller (Read by); Doug Crandall
(Dreamscape Media, Compact Disc, 9781611200065)

Publication Date: November 2010

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Blindness became Captain Scotty Smiley’s journey of supreme testing. As he lay helpless in the hospital, he resented the theft of his dreams, but with his wife’s love and the support of family and friends, Scotty’s response became God’s transforming moment. Since the moment he forced his way through nurses and cords to take a simple shower, he has climbed Mount Rainier, won an ESPY Award, surfed, skydived, become a father, earned an MBA from Duke, taught leadership at West Point, and won the MacArthur Leadership Award. Scotty and Tiffany Smiley have lived out a faith so real that it will inspire you to question your own doubts, push you to serve something bigger than yourself, and encourage you to cling to a Hope Unseen.

About the Author
Captain Scotty Smiley is the Army's only active-duty blind officer. He lost the use of both eyes when a car bomber blew himself up in front of Scotty's vehicle. A recipient of the bronze star and Purple Heart, he currently teaches the core course in leadership at West Point. Scotty and his wife Tiffany are the proud parents of two young children.

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning "Walk the Line", he starred as Johnny Cash s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney s "Leatherheads "and "My One and Only", with Renee Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Dan has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by "AudioFile "magazine, and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from "Publishers Weekly".

Doug Crandall is a graduate of West Point and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has led multiple units in the Army, and spent time in operations at Amazon.com. For five years, Doug taught leadership, advanced leadership, and Leading Organizations through Change at West Point, where he won the Excellence in Teaching Award and exceeded the academy average in every area of teaching feedback during each semester he taught. He's the co-author of two books-"Hope Unseen" and "Leadership Lessons from West Point"-which have sold over 50,000 copies world-wide. He has been published in the "International Journal of Servant Leadership" and written case studies for both Stanford and Harvard's business schools. Doug has delivered leadership development to Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Michigan, GE, Walmart, McDonald's, Amazon, IBM, and many others-both in the US and abroad. Coach Crandall also leads one of the top AAU basketball teams in Washington State: Subway Select.

Matt Kincaid holds an MBA and a PhD in leadership studies from Gonzaga University. He has led the efforts of three startup companies and worked as a business consultant, managing strategic planning projects for an array of Fortune 500 companies. As a tenured Associate Professor of business and leadership, Matt is consistently top-rated by his students and peers, with several of his evaluations scoring amongst the highest in his college's fifty year history. Matt's work on servant-leadership has been published internationally and he has been featured in two widely distributed business textbooks. He has delivered leadership development programs, workshops and talks to Mission Support Alliance, McDonald's, the U.S. Department of Energy, Lockheed, the Hanford Patrol Management team, and many others.

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