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“Here is what you will not find in the news–the personal cost of war written as clear and beautiful as literature worthy of the name is. These stories are the real thing, passionate, imaginative, searing.”–Richard Bausch, author of Wives & LoversThe first book of its kind, Operation Homecoming is the result of a major initiative launched by the National Endowment for the Arts to bring distinguished writers to military bases and inspire U.S. Marines, soldiers, sailors, and airmen and their families to record their wartime experiences. Encouraged by such authors as Tom Clancy, Mark Bowden, Bobbie Ann Mason, Tobias Wolff, Jeff Shaara, and Marilyn Nelson, American military personnel and their loved ones wrote candidly about what they saw, heard, and felt while in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as on the home front. Taken together, these almost one hundred never-before-published eyewitness accounts, private journals, short stories, letters, and other personal writings become a dramatic narrative that shows the human side of warfare.• the fear and exhilaration of heading into battle;• the interactions between U.S. forces and Afghans and Iraqis, both as enemies and friends;• the boredom, gripes, and humorous incidents of day-to-day life on the front lines;• the anxiety and heartache of worried spouses, parents, and other loved ones on the home front;• the sheer brutality of warfare and the physical and emotional toll it takes on those who fight;• the tearful homecomings for those who returned to the States alive– and the somber ceremonies for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation.From riveting combat accounts to profound reflections on warfare and the pride these troops feel for one another, Operation Homecoming offers an unflinching and intensely revealing look into the lives of extraordinary men and women. What they have written is without question some of the greatest wartime literature ever published.“Andrew Carroll has given America a priceless treasure.”–Tom Brokaw, on War LettersProceeds from this book will be used to provide arts and cultural programming to U.S. military communities. For more information, please go to www.OperationHomecoming.gov.

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Operation Homecoming by Andrew Carroll

published date : 2006-09-12
authors : Andrew Carroll
publishers : Random House Publishing Group
genre : History, Military, Biography & Autobiography, United States
page count : 416
ISBN : 1588365719
Average Rating : 5
Rating Count: 1
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Operation Homecoming


Operation Homecoming

Author by : Andrew Carroll
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-05-15
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press

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Description : A collection of personal writings in which American military personnel and their loved ones share what they saw, heard, and felt while in Afghanistan and Iraq and on the homefront....






Operation Homecoming Iraq Afghanistan And The Home Front In The Words Of U S Troops And Their F


Operation Homecoming Iraq Afghanistan And The Home Front In The Words Of U S Troops And Their F

Author by : Andrew Carroll
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-05
Publisher by : Perfection Learning

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Description : This landmark volume of wartime writings from the front lines has grown out of the N.E.A.'s Operation homecoming project in partnership with the Southern Arts Federation. It is a rich historical document that preserves firsthand stories from troops....






War Letters


War Letters

Author by : ANDREW CARROLL
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Behind The Lines


Behind The Lines

Author by : Andrew Carroll
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005
Publisher by : Ebury Press

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Description : In 2001 Andrew Carroll authored the US top ten bestseller, 300,000 copy selling War Letters - a unique compilation of extraordinary correspondence from American soldiers serving in US conflicts throughout history. Following the publication of this landmark work Andrew was Inundated with letters from soldiers all around the world (to date he has a staggering 75,000 letters). Inspired by these messages he embarked on a quest to discover other previously unpublished letters written during conflicts around the globe. For six exhausting months Andrew travelled the world zealously collecting letters from over 35 different countries. Behind The Lines is the remarkable anthology that has been put together as a result of this work. The first book of its kind, Behind the Lines will be a dramatic, intimate and unprecedented look at warfare as seen through the eyes of troops and civilians. Unparalleled in geographical and historical scope it covers all major global conflicts from the American Revolution up to Afghanistan and Iraq. the memories and thoughts from those on Both Sides of the hostilities documented, Behind the Lines will be a truly emotive and poignant depiction of war assembled by a uniquely talented and driven author who always keeps the general reader and narrative in mind....






Operation Homecoming


Operation Homecoming

Author by : Jack Carnegie
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2021-09-15
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Description : In Sweet Water Alabama, one family has had it's fair share of war, still Christian George does his duty, like his father before him. The Vietnam War was different to other wars though, this was a war that couldn't be won, one that kept men imprisoned for years until Operation Homecoming was agreed, a programme that was designed to bring young men home from years of incarceration, their story had only just begun....






Operation Homecoming


Operation Homecoming

Author by : P. D P.D Harris
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2021-08-08
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Description : In Sweet Water Alabama, one family has had it's fair share of war, still Christian George does his duty, like his father before him. The Vietnam War was different to other wars though, this was a war that couldn't be won, one that kept men imprisoned for years until Operation Homecoming was agreed, that was just the start of their war.This is the story of Christian's George's War....






Nothing In Reserve


Nothing In Reserve

Author by : Jack Lewis
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2011
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Description : Nothing in Reserve invites the reader to an intimate glimpse of one soldier's journey to Iraq and back. True stories set in wartime, these are not war stories. Jack Lewis offers an unexpectedly vulnerable glimpse into one of the timeless tests men have faced: going to war, and returning home. While the veteran will find honesty and truth within, this book brings a fresh insight to anyone interested in what it is we ask of our soldiers. Early stories give an authentic and often funny glimpse of military life, building to a crisis of self all too common among returning soldiers. Exploring the universal human question of how we move through our lives, acknowledging mortality and pain without becoming lost within it, Jack shares with us his own journey toward elusive redemption....