Thank You for Your Service

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Product Number: Z100125324
Released: Jun 01, 2017
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ISBN: #9781427235343
Narrator/s: Arthur Bishop
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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From a MacArthur Fellow and the author of The Good Soldiers, a profound look at life after war The wars of the past decade have been covered by brave and talented reporters, but none has reckoned with the psychology of these wars as intimately as the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel. For The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel embedded with the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion during the infamous "surge," a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed them all forever. In Finkel's hands, readers can feel what these young men were experiencing, and his harrowing story instantly became a classic in the literature of modern war. In Thank You for Your Service, Finkel has done something even more extraordinary. Once again, he has embedded with some of the men of the 2-16-but this time he has done it at home, here in the States, after their deployments have ended. He is with them in their most intimate, painful, and hopeful moments as they try to recover, and in doing so, he creates an indelible, essential portrait of what life after war is like-not just for these soldiers, but for their wives, widows, children, and friends, and for the professionals who are truly trying, and to a great degree failing, to undo the damage that has been done. The story Finkel tells is mesmerizing, impossible to put down. With his unparalleled ability to report a story, he climbs into the hearts and minds of those he writes about. Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding, and it offers a more complete picture than we have ever had of these two essential questions: When we ask young men and women to go to war, what are we asking of them? And when they return, what are we thanking them for? One of Publishers Weekly's Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

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Author(s): David Finkel
Genre: History
Awards:NonFiction-Finalist-Audies
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2013

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Author(s): David Finkel
Narrator(s): Arthur Bishop
Genre: History
Product Number DD9182
Released: Oct 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427235336
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Author(s): David Finkel
Genre: History
Product Number EB00583017
Released: Oct 05, 2014
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374710965

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"The Pulitzer Prize-winning WASHINGTON POST reporter and recent recipient of a MacArthur Award details the harrowing experiences of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and their return to American society. Narrator Arthur Bishop is more than up to the task of recounting these lives in a way that will make listeners pause and consider their sacrifices. Bishop has a slightly raspy tone, and at times his pace is too fast, but his unadorned style fits the book and allows the words to take center stage. He alters his voice slightly for characters, but no more than is enough to set them apart from the narrative. The result is an emotional experience that listeners are unlikely to forget. R.I.G. 2014 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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