Bringing Home the War by Theresa Brandt

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I was an Army wife for thirteen years. I spent the five years of that time trying desperately to hold on to my marriage and myself while my Green Beret husband was fighting insurgents in Iraq. Bringing Home the War: The True Story of an Army Special Forces Wife is the complicated tale of what it is truly like to be a spouse of an elite soldier during the war. Stories about Green Berets are well known but a true insider's perspective into the struggles of the families trying to survive in the shadows of the military is virtually untold. This book is written in the first person with a "chain of consciousness" narrative that grips the reader and allows them to share in the near madness, the utter frustration and, eventually, the real life triumph. The book reads like a novel but is all the more powerful because it is a true story. The story is controversial. There are observations and events that tend to shock and outrage the reader. This book has a unique viewpoint that chronicles current events, but it is also the timeless story of an individual struggling to find reason and relevance within chaos.

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Published October 25, 2012 by Outskirts Press. 254 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, War. Non-fiction

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