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Author Finkel, David, 1955-

Title Thank you for your service / David Finkel.

Publication Info. New York : Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  956.7044 FINKEL    DUE 03-05-15 Billed
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  956.7044 FINKEL    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  362.8609 FIN    DUE 11-09-21 Billed
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.86 F495    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  362.86 F495    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  362.86 FIN    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  362.86 FINKEL    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  362.8609 FIN    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  362.86 FINKEL    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.8609 FINKEL    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "From a MacArthur Fellow and the author of The Good Soldiers, a profound look at life after war. No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel shadowed the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion as they carried out the infamous surge, a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed all of them forever. Now Finkel has followed many of those same men as they've returned home and struggled to reintegrate--both into their family lives and into American society at large. In the ironically named Thank You for Your Service, Finkel writes with tremendous compassion not just about the soldiers but about their wives and children. Where do soldiers belong after their homecoming? Is it possible, or even reasonable, to expect them to rejoin their communities as if nothing has happened? And in moments of hardship, who are soldiers expected to turn to if they feel alienated by the world they once lived in? These are the questions Finkel faces as he revisits the brave but shaken men of the 2-16. More than a work of journalism, Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding--shocking but always riveting, unflinching but deeply humane, it takes us inside the heads of those who must live the rest of their lives with the chilling realities of war"-- Provided by publisher.
"Finkel, a journalist, follows the soldiers who serve in the Iraq War as they struggle to reintegrate into American society"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Veterans -- United States.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Psychological aspects.
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- United States.
ISBN 9780374180669 hardback
0374180660 hardback
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