The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War by Kevin SitesThe Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War by Kevin Sites

The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen…

byKevin Sites

Paperback | January 29, 2013

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What is it like to kill?  What is it like to be under fire? How do you know what's right? What can you never forget?

In The Things They Cannot Say, award-winning journalist and author Kevin Sites asks these difficult questions of eleven soldiers and marines, who—by sharing the truth about their wars—display a rare courage that transcends battlefield heroics.

For each of these men, many of whom Sites first met while in Afghanistan and Iraq, the truth means something different. One struggles to recover from a head injury he believes has stolen his ability to love; another attempts to make amends for the killing of an innocent man; yet another finds respect for the enemy fighter who tried to kill him. Sites also shares the unsettling narrative of his own failures during war—including his complicity in a murder—and the redemptive powers of storytelling that saved him from a self-destructive downward spiral.

Kevin Sites has spent more than a decade covering wars and conflicts for ABC, NBC, CNN, Yahoo! News, andVicemagazine. He is the author ofIn the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty WarsandThe Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War. He is also an associate professor of...
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Title:The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen…Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:January 29, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061990523

ISBN - 13:9780061990526

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A gritty look at postwar distress, including veterans’ personal accounts, by a journalist with his own intimate perspective on the subject.