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I recently finished WAR and it didn't take me long.
I picked up WAR thanks to Armstrong and Getty, a morning talk show here in SF who repeatedly mentioned the book for a variety of reasons. I typically read books about events that occurred during or prior to WWII. A lot of Paul Johnson, Ambrose, Kagan and Chernow.....this was my first venture, in a while, into a book that dealt with the immediate past and for the first time I felt like I could reach out and touch what I was…Continue
Added by JONATHAN C. on March 27, 2011 at 3:47pm — No Comments
I finally got to meet you at The Boston Public Library, where you did a lecture and a book signing...
There are so many types of WAR...War between countrys, psychological war,
battles of the soul, battles of good and evil, all tragic...leaving the battle scarred and weary behind.
Besides Time, Love and…Continue
Added by Moonlight on March 25, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I cant say enough how much I respect the grunts you were with and the one's there now, along with yourself, it was a great sacrifice to get the story, your wife is a saint. The grunts have balls the size of grapefruits. I flew the A-10 for 20 years and spent time"over" Bosnia, Kuwait and Iraq. My former unit the 104FS of Baltimore, MD Air National Guard spent time over the Korengal. I always loved strafing and bombing the enemy in contact with friendlies.
It just amazes me how so…Continue
To All those suffering from PTSD, I wanted to share this information about EMDR. I sent this letter to Sebastian in hopes that he will pass this on to those he knows are suffering. Hope all those who shared their story in Restrepo are doing well. I was so moved by this film, and also concerned for their rightful return to literal "peace in the mind."
Added by Hope G. Turino, EMDR Therapy on March 9, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
So this morning Daughter and I were at the breakfast table. We were both tired, and I was reading the paper and on the front was a picture of Libyan rebels with RPGs and a sundry of weaponry. I casually mentioned that I wasn't sure who was funding their acquisition. She asked me the difference between an RPG and a hand grenade. We talked about that for just a bit. She got it. So much for the usual pleasantries.
And then she said something that is a partial truth, but didn't recognize…Continue
Added by Kanani Fong on March 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments