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Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Finkel’s Thank You for Your Service is an intimate and powerful account of the lives of Iraq veterans after they return home. Having depicted life on the front lines in Baghdad in his first book, Finkel follows the struggle of the same soldiers’ return to civilian life. He exposes the hidden costs of war: the reality of living with post-traumatic stress disorder, the physical wounds and financial struggles of military personnel, and the spiraling suicide rate amongst veterans.
Soldiers are plagued by nightmares, memory loss, violent impulses, and guilt over their dead comrades. Spouses and children are bewildered by the return of their loved ones, whose personalities have changed beyond all recognition.
Finkel humanizes the aftermath of military life and makes a strong case for increased investment in veteran mental healthcare.
Thank You for Your Service has received great critical acclaim and was among the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Economist’s top 10 Books of the Year in 2013.the
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