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

Author: Erica Bender
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In this dissertation, I explore the changing landscape of veteran-focused nonprofit organizations in the United States in the post-9/11 era through an ethnographic research design with veterans' charities in San Diego. Though veterans' supportive services are an important issue in American consciousness, little scholarly attention has been paid to the private sector agencies that provide for veterans' welfare. I highlight how veteran-focused charities have begun to take hold in the nonprofit sector as new purveyors of veterans' services. I also trace the emerging logics and practices they bring to their work, including how they approach collaboration as well as the gendered division of labor. I show that veterans' charities can negotiate institutional logics from both the nonprofit sector and the military and, in so doing, generate novel organizational practices. Attention to these organizations can yield important insights for scholars of veterans, the military, and nonprofit organizations.

Thank You For Your Service

Author: Wild Pages Wild Pages Press
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781723103162
Size: 59.98 MB
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Notebook Large Size 8.5 x 11 Ruled 150 Pages

Thank You For Your Service Sheep

Author: Carmela Snelbaker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479746614
Size: 75.83 MB
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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.

Summary And Analysis Of Thank You For Your Service

Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504015347
Size: 54.80 MB
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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 My Service

Author: Mat Best
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 1524796506
Size: 36.66 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The unapologetic, laugh-your-ass-off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five-tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans Members of the military’s special operations branches share a closely guarded secret: They love their jobs. They relish the opportunity to fight. They are thankful for it, even, and hopeful that maybe, possibly, they’ll also get to kill a bunch of bad guys while they’re at it. You don’t necessarily need to thank them for their service—the pleasure is all theirs. In this hilarious and personal memoir, readers ride shotgun alongside former Army Ranger and private military contractor and current social media phenomenon Mat Best, into the action and its aftermath, both abroad and at home. From surviving a skin infection in the swampy armpit of America (aka Columbus, Georgia) to kicking down doors on the outskirts of Ramadi, from blowing up a truck full of enemy combatants to witnessing the effects of a suicide bombing right in front of your face, Thank You for My Service gives readers who love America and love the good guys fresh insight into what it’s really like inside the minds of the men and women on the front lines. It’s also a sobering yet steadying glimpse at life for veterans after the fighting stops, when the enemy becomes self-doubt or despair and you begin to wonder why anyone should be thanking you for anything, least of all your service. How do you keep going when something you love turns you into somebody you hate? For veterans and their friends and families, Thank You for My Service will offer comfort, in the form of a million laughs, and counsel, as a blueprint for what to do after the war ends and the real fight begins. And for civilians, this is the insider account of military life you won’t find anywhere else, told with equal amounts of heart and balls. It’s Deadpool meets Captain America, except one went to business school and one went to therapy, and it’s anyone’s guess which is which.

Thank You For Your Service

Author: W.D. Ehrhart
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476678537
Size: 57.52 MB
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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.

Thankyou For Your Service

Author: Frances Clark
ISBN: 9780368972225
Size: 77.16 MB
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This is a book dedicated to those who have served their country and those who are serving their country. It is a combination of original photos and words paying respect to the members of the armed forces past, present and future.