Thank You For Your Service Paperback – 25 September 2013
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- Publisher : Scribe Publications; 1st edition (25 September 2013)
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 192207070X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1922070708
- Dimensions : 15.4 x 2.1 x 23.4 cm
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About the Author
David Finkel is the national enterprise editor of The Washington Post. He joined the Post in 1990 and has worked for the paper's national, foreign, and magazine staffs. He has reported from Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, and throughout the United States, and was part of the Post's war coverage in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo. Among Finkel's journalism honours are a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2006 for a series of stories about US-funded democracy efforts in Yemen. He has been a Pulitzer finalist three other times, for both explanatory reporting and feature writing.
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Reviewed in Australia on 20 May 2019
I wish that I had read David Finkel's books when they were first published. It better explains so much of what I have seen working with veterans. We still really don't understand PTSD, this book however is a big help.
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The hidden horrors of warReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 October 2014
This book gives humbling insight into the damaged minds of American Servicemen, victims of PTSD, returning from our new age wars. It powerfully demonstrates war on a second front - at home - where wives and family try valiantly to come to terms with this changed, returning warrior. The tragedy experienced by them all is gutting. Attempts made by the forces to help and support these terribly damaged people is touching ......... but the bottom line is forcibly brought home to us all. War ruins all the lives it touches.
M. O. Driscoll
Compulsory reading for the top brassReviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 December 2013
An incredible book which I really found offered an upsetting insight into the hardship suffered not just by America's soldiers but even more so by their families and loved ones. Not sure the Pentagon will be too pleased as the support offered to those who have served their country and are suffering as much mental pain as physical don't seem to be as well cared for after the battles as they were prior to and during the conflict. " Thank you for your service " should be compulsory reading for the top brass. These guys deserve a lot more than sympathy from readers.
painful and important bookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 February 2018
This is such a powerful, painful and important book.
Worth a readReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 January 2018
Some touching stories, issues around PTSD and the mental health of soldiers
The Truth about War for many people who have been ignored for far too long.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 September 2014
A simply written factual account of the personal experience endured by too many people far too frequently. A good sense of perspective keeps the narrative from becoming 'mawkish'!