Soldier s Heart

Soldier s Heart
Author: Gary Paulsen
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780440228387
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.

Soldier s Heart

Soldier s Heart
Author: Gary Paulsen
Pages: 106
ISBN: 0439109914
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.

Soldier s Heart

Soldier s Heart
Author: Elizabeth D. Samet
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781429933193
Available:
Release: 2007-10-16
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Elizabeth D. Samet and her students learned to romanticize the army "from the stories of their fathers and from the movies." For Samet, it was the old World War II movies she used to watch on TV, while her students grew up on Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan. Unlike their teacher, however, these students, cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, have decided to turn make-believe into real life. West Point is a world away from Yale, where Samet attended graduate school and where nothing sufficiently prepared her for teaching literature to young men and women who were training to fight a war. Intimate and poignant, Soldier's Heart chronicles the various tensions inherent in that life as well as the ways in which war has transformed Samet's relationship to literature. Fighting in Iraq, Samet's former students share what books and movies mean to them—the poetry of Wallace Stevens, the fiction of Virginia Woolf and J. M. Coetzee, the epics of Homer, or the films of James Cagney. Their letters in turn prompt Samet to wonder exactly what she owes to cadets in the classroom. Samet arrived at West Point before September 11, 2001, and has seen the academy change dramatically. In Soldier's Heart, she reads this transformation through her own experiences and those of her students. Forcefully examining what it means to be a civilian teaching literature at a military academy, Samet also considers the role of women in the army, the dangerous tides of religious and political zeal roiling the country, the uses of the call to patriotism, and the cult of sacrifice she believes is currently paralyzing national debate. Ultimately, Samet offers an honest and original reflection on the relationship between art and life.

Soldier s Heart

Soldier s Heart
Author: Lee Burkins
Pages: 324
ISBN: 1403394822
Available:
Release: 2003-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The history of the government's treatment of returning combat veterans has been long absent from the public's awareness. Lately, a plethora of documentaries presenting the wounded veterans' plights are currently making their way into the American public's consciousness. After their initial treatments, the wounded service members from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan face an ongoing battle to receive appropriate care and financial assistance. The Department of Veteran Affairs has historically been drastically under funded, under staffed, and overworked. The costs and consequences of war are unpredictable. America is unprepared. A book most relevant to the current situation of our government's treatment of the homecoming warrior is Soldier's Heart by Lee Burkins. This book is possibly the most honest inquiry of war and its consequent trauma ever written by a combat soldier. Burkins, a former Green Beret, writes with the emotional firepower of an automatic weapon. Novelistic in nature, Soldier's Heart weaves and braids the grime, blood, and guts of the experience of war with the world's past historical treatment of the warrior returned home. He humorously reveals the uncompromising assault he and a handful of pugnacious veterans made upon the bureaucracy's neglect of the combatants. Sit in a Veterans rap group, walk the jungles with the tribal warriors Burkins led in combat and follow the inner world of a warrior's struggle to comprehend the reasons behind humanity's penchant for war and the government's reluctance to acknowledge the trauma now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. ( A story from Soldier's Heart

Soldier s Heart

Soldier s Heart
Author: Michele McKnight Baker
Pages: 268
ISBN: 1941103693
Available:
Release: 2015-11-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nominated for a Christy Award Two boys, two fathers scarred by war. Who will survive? Junior Thompson, son of a freed slave, and Webbie Henderson, son of a wealthy family, cross a forbidden boundary between their properties and forge an unlikely friendship in the years that culminate in the Civil War. Young as they are, both must become the men of their families when their fathers are called to battle. When the war comes to their hometown of Carlisle and nearby Gettysburg, will they survive? An historically authentic, fast-paced, multicultural family saga, Soldier's Heart takes place over a fifteen-year period, culminating on April 9, 1865: Junior Thompson's twelfth birthday, and also the day General Lee will surrender, formally ending the Civil War. Though the victory of the war may be at hand, this unforgettable story reveals how the private battles of the heart rage on. Soldier's Heart is inspired by the untold true story of the Thompsons, a black family, and the Hendersons, a white family, who lived as neighbors in Carlisle, PA. The author is their direct descendant.

Soldier s Heart

Soldier s Heart
Author: Carol Tyler
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781606998960
Available:
Release: 2015-10-23
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the wake of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and Art Spiegelman’s Maus comes cartoonist Carol Tyler’s multigenerational graphic memoir, You’ll Never Know. The author chronicles her fraught relationship with her father, Charles, a WWII veteran, and how the war affected their lives through both childhood and adulthood. You’ll Never Know is also a tribute to servicemen and women, dramatizing the trauma of the war on the Greatest Generation and those who followed. Tyler’s ink and watercolor narrative is in turns sprawling and gimlet-eyed: compassionate and enraged. Her father’s memories are woven into her own, which span her Catholic, Midwestern childhood; her troubled marriage; her daughter’s struggles; and her efforts to care for her aging parents. Even though Tyler’s work has an accessible, homemade feel (the organizing metaphor of the book is a photo album with “snapshots” of Tyler family life), You’ll Never Know is a sophisticated graphic work about war, love, and loss.

Heart of a Soldier

Heart of a Soldier
Author: James B. Stewart
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1439188270
Available:
Release: 2009-11-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart comes the extraordinary story of American hero Rick Rescorla, Morgan Stanley security director and a veteran of Vietnam and the British colonial wars in Rhodesia, who lost his life on September 11. Heart of a Soldier is the extraordinary story of war, love and comradeship, danger and heroism, told by a Pulitzer Prize winner who is one of our finest writers. When Rick Rescorla got home from Vietnam, he tried to put combat and death behind him, but he never could entirely. From the day he joined the British Army to fight a colonial war in Rhodesia, where he met American Special Forces’ officer Dan Hill who would become his best friend, to the day he fell in love with Susan, everything in his remarkable life was preparing him for an act of generosity that would transcend all that went before. Heart of a Soldier is a story of bravery under fire, of loyalty to one’s comrades, of the miracle of finding happiness late in life. Everything about Rick’s life came together on September 11. In charge of security for Morgan Stanley, he successfully got all its 2,700 men and women out of the south tower of the World Trade Center. Then, thinking perhaps of soldiers he’d held as they died, as well as the woman he loved, he went back one last time to search for stragglers.

The Soldier s Heart and the Effort Syndrome

The Soldier s Heart and the Effort Syndrome
Author: Sir Thomas Lewis
Pages: 144
ISBN: UCAL:B3898845
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Release: 1920
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Healing the Soldier s Heart

Healing the Soldier s Heart
Author: Lily George
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781460317365
Available:
Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Soldier's Homecoming Ensign James Rowland was fortunate to return from Waterloo unscathed—at least in body. But guilt from that terrible battle has left him almost mute and crushed in spirit. Only in the company of sweet, compassionate Lucy Williams, a volunteer at the Veterans' Group in Bath, does he begin to feel happiness is within reach. Penniless governesses can't afford dreams of romance. Lucy Williams is resigned to lifelong spinsterhood—until James enters her life. His mother opposes the match. Lucy herself is sure the chasm between their ranks is too wide. But now that she has helped heal James, he intends to overcome every obstacle between them…and emerge victorious in the battle for her love.

Soldier s Heart

Soldier s Heart
Author: Gary Paulsen
Pages: 106
ISBN: 0613283759
Available:
Release: 2000-09-01
Editor: Turtleback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eager to enlist, 15-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.

Soldier s Heart

Soldier s Heart
Author: Phemia Gabriel
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9798673841853
Available:
Release: 2020-08-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A book to study about personal stories of trauma about military sexual trauma in the U.S. Army.I am hoping to give a voice to the voiceless. An ear to those to know they area not alone. Courage so others can speak up and to let others feel less burdened. This book is filled with personal stories, poems, images, and more.

Heart of a Soldier

Heart of a Soldier
Author: James B. Stewart
Pages: 321
ISBN: UOM:39015055816196
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Relates the life of Rick Rescorla, a former soldier and the head of security for Morgan Stanley, who successfully evacuated 2,700 of the company's employees from the south tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th.

Soldier s Heart

Soldier s Heart
Author: Sarah Hansel,Ann Steidle,Grace Zaczek
Pages: 242
ISBN: 0962916463
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Since the end of World War II, a substantial body of literature has been written on the causes and treatment of war-related traumatic stress disorder ... What contribution does [this book] make to veterans, their families, and treatment professionals? How is it different from other books? Most literature that addresses combat trauma is written by or for treatment professionals, and is not widely read by vets. Most veteran writings are in the nature of 'war stories', which capture the actual combat experience, but not the emotional legacy of trauma, its effect upon their lives, or upon their families ... In war, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines quickly learn to count on each other for survival. Vets often don't believe that anyone, including family and treatment professionals, who hasn't endured combat can understand or help them deal with the effects of combat trauma. Veterans often have difficulty describing their experiences and feelings to family and friends. Family members frequently don't know how to respond in ways the veteran will accept. The editors, a team of clinicians, a veteran recovered from PTSD, and his spouse, recognized the need for a book written by veterans and family members, for vets and their families, that would help survivors -- veteran and family alike -- cope with the effects of combat trauma in their lives. Working as a team, clinicians ... formed a non-profit organization, The National Trauma Institute at Baltimore, whose mission is to advocate for those experiencing stress related traumas, their families, and clinicians working with these individuals. The Institute's first project is [this book]"--Page 6-7.

A soldier s heart

A soldier   s heart
Author: Eliza Rain
Pages: 31
ISBN: 9783752131055
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Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: tolino media
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

Nora hat es endlich geschafft! Nach drei Jahren erfüllt sie sich ihren größten Traum – eine Reise in die USA. Doch leider scheint die Reise schon vorbei zu sein, bevor sie richtig begonnen hat, als sie auf dem Weg nach Los Angeles in New York strandet und sich mit dem smarten Ex-Soldaten Tristan ein Zimmer teilt. Als Tristan Nora aus einer lebensgefährlichen Situation rettet, beschließen die beiden, die Reise gemeinsam vorzusetzen. Doch etwas stimmt nicht mit Tristan. Wird Nora hinter sein Geheimnis kommen, bevor es zu spät ist?

Steel My Soldiers Hearts

Steel My Soldiers  Hearts
Author: David H. Hackworth,Eilhys England
Pages: 444
ISBN: 0743246136
Available:
Release: 2003-05-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The commanding officer of an infantry battalion in Vietnam in 1969 recounts how he took over a demoralized unit of ordinary draftees and turned it into an elite fighting force, and describes its accomplishments.

The War for the Common Soldier

The War for the Common Soldier
Author: Peter S. Carmichael
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781469643106
Available:
Release: 2018-11-02
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How did Civil War soldiers endure the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life during the conflict? This question is at the heart of Peter S. Carmichael's sweeping new study of men at war. Based on close examination of the letters and records left behind by individual soldiers from both the North and the South, Carmichael explores the totality of the Civil War experience--the marching, the fighting, the boredom, the idealism, the exhaustion, the punishments, and the frustrations of being away from families who often faced their own dire circumstances. Carmichael focuses not on what soldiers thought but rather how they thought. In doing so, he reveals how, to the shock of most men, well-established notions of duty or disobedience, morality or immorality, loyalty or disloyalty, and bravery or cowardice were blurred by war. Digging deeply into his soldiers' writing, Carmichael resists the idea that there was "a common soldier" but looks into their own words to find common threads in soldiers' experiences and ways of understanding what was happening around them. In the end, he argues that a pragmatic philosophy of soldiering emerged, guiding members of the rank and file as they struggled to live with the contradictory elements of their violent and volatile world. Soldiering in the Civil War, as Carmichael argues, was never a state of being but a process of becoming.

Stories from a Soldier s Heart

Stories from a Soldier s Heart
Author: Alice Gray,Chuck Holton
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1590523075
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Multnomah Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To preserve our peace of mind and our way of life, the men and women of the United States military often sacrifice their youth-and sometimes even their lives. They steadfastly guard the futures of millions of people they will never meet. Now over seventy-five riveting stories-organized in six themed sections of patriotism, inspiration, faith on the frontlines, love and family, honor and sacrifice, and dedication and courage-bring to life these heroes and the loved ones they have fought for. Stories from a Soldier's Heart honors those who carry in their warrior hearts the world's hope for freedom.

Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation
Author: Uzodinma Iweala
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0061844543
Available:
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The harrowing, utterly original debut novel by Uzodinma Iweala about the life of a child soldier in a war-torn African country—now a critically-acclaimed Netflix original film directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) and starring Idris Elba (Mandela, The Wire). As civil war rages in an unnamed West-African nation, Agu, the school-aged protagonist of this stunning debut novel, is recruited into a unit of guerilla fighters. Haunted by his father’s own death at the hands of militants, which he fled just before witnessing, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started—a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family, still intact. As he vividly recalls these sunnier times, his daily reality continues to spin further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. In a powerful, strikingly original voice, Uzodinma Iweala leads the reader through the random travels, betrayals, and violence that mark Agu’s new community. Electrifying and engrossing, Beasts of No Nation announces the arrival of an extraordinary new writer.

The Heart of a Soldier

The Heart of a Soldier
Author: George Edward Pickett
Pages: 215
ISBN: UCAL:$B190903
Available:
Release: 1913
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Way to a Soldier s Heart

The Way to a Soldier s Heart
Author: Gina Wilkins
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781488017261
Available:
Release: 2017-10-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A family for her daughter? Elle O'Meara's happy being a single mom to her adopted two-year-old, Charlotte. Even so, when Shane Scanlon starts coming in to her bakeshop, he becomes a bright spot in her days. The handsome former army medic even strikes up a friendship with her daughter, making Elle wonder if there's room in her life for the excitement he could bring. Then Elle discovers why Shane's really there: he's Charlotte's biological uncle and wants her in his family. Elle prefers to believe he won't take Charlotte away, but he's already lied once. Now she doesn't know if her connection with Shane was real—or just another lie.