RETURNING SOLDIERS SPEAK

ESSAYS / MILITARY HISTORY / MIND • BODY • SPIRIT
ISBN: 978-1-936332-62-5
ePub: 978-1-936332-63-2
6 x 9, 165 pages; $15.95
BISACS: LSO000000; HIS027120; BIO008000
RIGHTS: WORLD WIDE


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RETURNING SOLDIERS SPEAK
An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by
Soldiers and Veterans

Winter 2013

ABOUT THE BOOK

Returning Soldiers Speak is a moving collection of prose and poetry written by veterans of the military. Their stories are poignant, sometimes excruciatingly humorous, personal experiences span history from WWII to the Cold and Vietnam Wars, to the conflicts of the Persian Gulf, and even to little-known clandestine operations in remote corners of the globe.

Written by veterans of every branch of the services, each writer has answered the call to defend and protect human values both great and small. To walk a moment in their shoes is to share in their hopes and fears—perhaps even to grasp from the comforts of our homes a better understanding of life itself. Their moving insights, times of mortal doubt, and their reckless courage inspires wonder, a sometimes uneasy gratitude, but a lasting sense of national worth within each of us.

Their words serve both as a sedulous tribute to what individuals do in the name of our cherished freedoms and as a living testimonial to all those who have stood watch upon the terribly thin line that separates us from the world's despots.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Leilani Squire is a writer, creativity coach and an advocate for U.S. Military Veterans. Her father served thirty years in the Navy, and with insider’s view of military life, she facilitates creative writing workshops for veterans. Asked to comment on her achievements and honors she replied, “A student of mine was a finalist in the Patriotic category for Department of Veterans Affairs National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, and gave me his silver medal. It’s one of the highest honors I have ever received.”


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