Final Salute: A Story Of Unfinished Lives by Jim Sheeler

Final Salute: A Story Of Unfinished Lives

byJim Sheeler

Paperback | April 28, 2009

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They are the troops that nobody wants to see, carrying a message that no military family ever wants to hear. Since the start of the war in Iraq, Marines like Major Steve Beck found themselves charged with a mission they never asked for and one for which there can be no training: casualty notification. In Final Salute, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Sheeler weaves together the stories of the fallen, the broken homes they have left behind, and one man's effort to help heal the wounds of those left grieving. But it is not a book about war, politics, or liberal vs. conservative. Achingly beautiful and honest, it is a book that every American-every human-can embrace.

About The Author

Jim Sheeler is a reporter covering the war at home for the Rocky Mountain News.
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Title:Final Salute: A Story Of Unfinished LivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780143115458

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" One of the great underreported stories of the Iraq war."
-Janet Maslin, The New York Times

" A must-read account."
-The Wall Street Journal

" A powerful counterpoint to the impersonal statistics and verbal camouflage of military euphemisms that sanitize the true horror of war and dehumanize those who serve."
-The Washington Post Book World