Returning Soldiers Speak: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Soldiers and Veterans by Leilani SquireReturning Soldiers Speak: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Soldiers and Veterans by Leilani Squire

Returning Soldiers Speak: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Soldiers and Veterans

byLeilani Squire

Paperback | November 15, 2013

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Returning Soldiers Speak is a moving collection of prose and poetry written by veterans of the military. Their stories are poignant personal experiences that span history from WWII to the Cold and Vietnam Wars, to the conflicts of the Persian Gulf, and even to little-known clandestine operations in remote corners of the globe. Written by veterans of every branch of the services, each writer has answered the call to defend and protect human values both great and small. To walk a moment in their shoes is to share in their hopes and fears--perhaps even to grasp from the comforts of our homes a better understanding of life itself. Their moving insights, times of mortal doubt, and their reckless courage inspires wonder, a sometimes uneasy gratitude, but a lasting sense of national worth within each of us. Their words serve both as a sedulous tribute to what individuals do in the name of our cherished freedoms and as a living testimonial to all those who have stood watch upon the terribly thin line that separates us from the world's despots.

Leilani Squire was born at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu while her father, Grant R. Squire, was deployed on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Okinawa during the Korean War. She is a writer, creativity coach, and since 2010, has been working with veterans and their families to help them tell their stories. She is senior editor of...
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Title:Returning Soldiers Speak: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Soldiers and VeteransFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.34 inPublished:November 15, 2013Publisher:Bettie Youngs Book PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936332620

ISBN - 13:9781936332625

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An invaluable little book that reveals the untold human side of the warrior mindset with brutal honesty. From Nazi Germany to modern Iraq, there’s a perfect balance of bravado and self-deprecationthat can only come from war veterans. The book offers immense therapeutic value for both writer and reader; a powerful collection of raw narratives that are all at once shocking, horrifying, heartbreaking, and laughout-loud funny. It doesn’t get any more real than this.—Grant Murray, former counterterrorist agent, U.S. Department of Homeland Securit