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Thank You for Your Service

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“I feel so f**king violent right now,” wrote a young soldier in the journal he maintained as part of the healing process during his transition from the battlefield to civilian life.

In David Finkel’s Thank You for Your Service, recently named by Amazon as the “best nonfiction book of the year,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer followed a group of young yet troubled male veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Like those who served in Vietnam, our most recent veterans are burdened with similar adjustment issues.

Whether it’s excessive drug or alcohol use, suicidal thoughts, violent outbursts, or domestic abuse, the twenty-something-year-old vets that Finkel chronicled are suffering from varying degrees of PTSD and are in need of much more assistance than their families or even the VA normally can provide.

The horror that combatants experienced make this insightful and well-told book–a sequel to the author’s previous book about the war, The Good Soldiers–difficult to plow through. Hopefully, it serves as a reminder to the 99% of Americans unaffected by these recent conflicts that we need to do more for our veterans.

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Author:
David Finkel
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
272 pages
Publisher:
Sarah Crichton Books
Publish Date:
2013-Oct-01
ISBN:
9780374180669
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Issue:
April 2014
Category:
Current Events & Politics
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Additional Information

Publication Date

2013-Oct-01

Format

Hard

Publisher

Sarah Crichton Books

Issue

April 2014

Page Count

272 pages

ASIN

0374180660

ISBN

9780374180669

Star Count

4

Book Author

David Finkel

“Thank You for Your Service”

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