Thank You For Your Service

Author: David Finkel
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374710961
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Now a Major Motion Picture Directed by American Sniper Writer Jason Hall and Starring Miles Teller The wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented reporters, but none has reckoned with the psychology of these wars as intimately as the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel. For The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion during the infamous "surge," a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever. In Finkel's hands, readers can feel what these young men were experiencing, and his harrowing story instantly became a classic in the literature of modern war. In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel has done something even more extraordinary. Once again, he has embedded with some of the men of the 2-16—but this time he has done it at home, here in the States, after their deployments have ended. 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 like—not 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. The story Finkel tells is mesmerizing, impossible to put down. With his unparalleled ability to report a story, he climbs into the hearts and minds of those he writes about. Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding, and it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of these 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? One of Publishers Weekly's Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

Thank You For Your Service Sheep

Author: Carmela Snelbaker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479746614
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Sheep live a quiet existance among us. Working as self-propelled lawn mowers and weed eaters, clipping invasive weeds, preventing the need for costly herbicides and gas-powered machinery. Did you know that in 1914 to 1921, during Woodrow Wilson's presidency, sheep grazed on the white house lawn? The flock helped with white house expenses during World War I by trimming the grass. The flock was sheared and almost 100 pounds of wool was auctioned off for the Red Cross. More than $50,000 was raised. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were also shepherds they kept sheep at their private homes. The Jacket that James Madison wore the day that he was inaugurated was made out of the wool from the flock of sheep he raised on his private residence. In some areas sheep are used to help prevent wildfires. They are able to keep the vegetation down and create an effective firebreak. This is most effective where the wildlands meets urban communities. Also the wool that they produce is naturally flame resistant. Wool has often been used in the past as well as current day in blankets, bedding, mattresses, carpets, and protective clothing. Thank you for your service, sheep is a rhyming lyric of a number of other fun and interesting facts about sheep and the wool that they provide for us. I have also included photos and some information about a very special pet of mine that I liked to refer to as my therapy sheep.

Thank You For Your Service

Author: W.D. Ehrhart
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476636621
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“A hunger for honesty and a charged lyricism have always made Bill Ehrhart’s poetry remarkably his own. Though he’s best known for his Vietnam War poems with their sharp moral outcry and humane insight, Thank You for Your Service: Collected Poems includes many lovely poems not about Vietnam. This book deserves serious recognition.”—John Balaban, poet-in-residence, North Carolina State University, author of Remembering Heaven’s Face “Bill Ehrhart is the finest combat veteran poet to come out of the Vietnam War. But his poetry transcends his war experience and eloquently reveals the healing powers of family and love. In all of his written work, Bill is brutally honest in the revelation of his own and our society’s flaws and virtues. He is the master of sharing the most complex truths in seemingly simple language. He is a poet who will represent the important truths of our time for generations to come.”—Joseph T. Cox, Colonel, US Army, retired, author of The Written Wars “Amazing; just amazing. Profound, powerful, startling. I’d be glad to be able to write these poems. I’m glad you can. And do. They’re really good. And good to read. Thank you for what you write, for what you remember.”—Daniel Ellsberg, author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers and The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner “W.D. Ehrhart has been leading the vanguard of Vietnam War poets for decades. It’s hardly news that Ehrhart has garnered the reputation of ‘the dean of Vietnam war poetry.’ But his poems over the last several decades are also steadily gaining him recognition as a major contemporary American poet, with a range far wider and deeper than that of just a Vietnam War poet. In fact, I cannot think of a poet who has been giving us deeper and more valuable insights to our epoch. His poetry is not just insightful and beautiful but also extraordinarily accessible.”— H. Bruce Franklin, John Cotton Dana Professor of English & American Studies, Rutgers-Newark, Emeritus, author of Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War “W.D. Ehrhart is one of the most important and enduring writers to have emerged from the American war in Vietnam. Since the publication of his first collection, A Generation of Peace, in 1975, his prodigious poetic production has rightfully earned him a reputation as one of the preeminent poets of the war—a war that provoked an exceptional outpouring of poetry. The significance of his contribution to this extraordinary body of work cannot be overstated. Still, it would be a mistake to think of Ehrhart as solely a war poet. His pieces offer interesting reflections on many aspects of American life, and these poems are no less penetrating in their vision, skilled in their description, profound in their thinking, or powerful in their emotion than the war works. Ehrhart is a poet who deserves to be widely read.”—Dr. Adam Gilbert, Leverhulme Fellow, University of Sussex, author of A Shadow on Our Hearts: Soldier-Poetry, Morality, and the American War in Vietnam “Bill Ehrhart is the poet perhaps of the Vietnam War.”—Studs Terkel, oral historian and author of The Good War. Reviews of The Bodies Beneath the Table: “The Poetry of W.D. Ehrhart is sublime, earthy, gritty and delicate, precise and original, uniquely appealing to both the heart and the intellect.”—M. L. Liebler, Wide Awake in Someone Else’s Dream “Ehrhart takes the elemental experiences of our daily lives and transforms them into moments of compelling insight. These poems resonate with grace and decency.”—Dale Ritterbusch, Far from the Temple of Heaven. Reviews of Beautiful Wreckage: “Welded in the fires of Vietnam, these strong, sure, memorable poems encompass love, family, and supple lyrics like ‘The Way Light Bends.’ The clarity of vision and depth of feelings in these pages will enhance Bill Ehrhart’s standing as a major voice of his generation.”—Daniel Hoffman, poetry consultant to the Library of Congress, now known as Poet Laureate of the United States “Bill Ehrhart is a wonderful poet, a force of nature, a conscience that won’t let us off the hook. His writing is not the fashionable embroidery that these days too often passes for poetry. There are neither ready-made emotions nor ready-made answers here, only authentic experience, transmitted indelibly by Ehrhart’s crat and art. Anyone who can read this book without tears would be well-advised to go back and learn again how to read, and how to live.”—Philip Appleman, professor emeritus, Indiana University. Reviews of Just for Laughs: “Above all, Ehrhart’s poems warn, we are accountable to future generations; we have a choice about what values we will pass on and which stories we will tell.”—Lorrie Smith, Landing Zones: Approaches to Literature of the Vietnam War “Ehrhart’s voice may possess matter-of-fact rhythms, but that quality masques a content which bristles with intelligence and finally is downright startling.”—Michael Stephens, The Dramaturgy of Style “Ehrhart’s poetry seems to catch in its flat cadences a tough realism and, through its accessible and direct mode of address, a genuine voice of conscience.”—Alf Louvre and Jeffrey Walsh, Tell Me Lies About Vietnam. Fifty-five years in the writing, these are the collected poems of W.D. Ehrhart, one of the major figures in Vietnam War literature. Arranged chronologically, it allows readers to trace the development of a writer whose talents are bound together by the lingering physical, psychological, political and intellectual sensibilities the author first developed as a young enlisted Marine during the Vietnam War. And while many of the poems deal with the author’s encounter with the Vietnam War and its endless consequences, the poems range widely in content from family and friends to nature and the environment to the blessings and absurdities of the human condition.

Summary And Analysis Of Thank You For Your Service

Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504015347
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Thank You for Your Service tells you what you need to know—before or after you read David Finkel’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Thank You for Your Service includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel: Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Finkel’s Thank You for Your Service is an intimate and powerful account of the lives of Iraq veterans after they return home. Having depicted life on the front lines in Baghdad in his first book, Finkel follows the struggle of the same soldiers’ return to civilian life. He exposes the hidden costs of war: the reality of living with post-traumatic stress disorder, the physical wounds and financial struggles of military personnel, and the spiraling suicide rate amongst veterans. Soldiers are plagued by nightmares, memory loss, violent impulses, and guilt over their dead comrades. Spouses and children are bewildered by the return of their loved ones, whose personalities have changed beyond all recognition. Finkel humanizes the aftermath of military life and makes a strong case for increased investment in veteran mental healthcare. Thank You for Your Service has received great critical acclaim and was among the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Economist’s top 10 Books of the Year in 2013.the The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Thank You For Your Service

Author: Kofi Annan
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781099168611
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Military Appreciation notebook journal diary A novelty design notebook for the men and women in uniform to write in, share their combat experience and stories, meditate and memorialize their thoughts whilst on deployment. An excellent gift to give to a wife, husband, brother, son and any loved one in the military

Thank You For Your Service

Author: Joye Atkinson
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ISBN: 9781790283057
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This book is dedicated to all who work to protect the public - especially law enforcement, firefighters and EMT personnel.

Thank You For Your Service

Author: livinjon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983574115
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A Force Recon Marine trapped alone behind enemy lines.

Thank You For Your Service

Author: Wild Pages Wild Pages Press
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781723103162
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Notebook Large Size 8.5 x 11 Ruled 150 Pages