Thank You for Your Service

By | November 17, 2019
Thank You for Your Service Author David Finkel
ISBN-10 1250056020
ISBN-13 9781250056023
Year 2014-09-23
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Picador
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A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE AND THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY HELEN BERNSTEIN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISMONE OF TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2013 BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI THE NEW YORK TIMES AND AWASHINGTON POSTTOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEARNAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BYTHE WASHINGTON POST USA TODAY THE ECONOMIST THE SEATTLE TIMES ANDMINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNENEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWNOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARNo journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel In The Good Soldiers his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad Finkel embedded with the men of the 2 16 Infantry Battalion as they carried out the infamous surge a grueling fifteen month tour that changed them all forever In Thank You for Your Service Finkel follows many of those same men as they return home and struggle to reintegrateboth into their family lives and into American society at large He is with them in their most intimate painful and hopeful moments as they try to recover and in doing so he creates an indelible essential portrait of what life after war is likenot just for these soldiers but for their wives widows children and friends and for the professionals who are truly trying and to a great degree failing to undo the damage that has been done Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding and it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of two essential questions When we ask young men and women to go to war what are we asking of them And when they return what are we thanking them for

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