Soldier's Heart

Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0307804240

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 128

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Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart. Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen. In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War. From the Hardcover edition.

Soldier's Heart

A Novel of the Civil War

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0440228387

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3567

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

Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point

Author: Elizabeth D. Samet

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429933193

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2613

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

Close-up Today with PTSD in Vietnam Veterans

Author: William Schroder,Ronald Dawe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275999513

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

View: 4823

"Soldier's Heart, titled after one of the early names for PTSD, delves into the lives of otherwise "normal" American veterans who, seemingly for no reason, display lasting patterns of bad choices and erratic, sell-destructive behavior. Analysis of the life portraits of combat veterans brings the myriad symptoms of PTSD to light, equipping the lay reader to recognize the disorder and gain a thorough understanding that can be the foundation for steps to facilitate healing. Four men and one woman who served in Vietnam tell their stories, describing how PTSD still tears at their lives 30 years later." "To fully explore the lifelong effects of war trauma in the 20th century, the focus must be on Vietnam veterans, explain Schroder and Dawe, both Vietnam veterans themselves and, respectively, now a writer-businessman and a mental health counselor. Profound statements on the human condition, the narratives of the five featured veterans convey the symptoms of PTSD in non-technical language, offering emotional and intellectual comfort to millions of Americans whose relatives and friends have served the country in time of war. This book, which also includes a glossary of military terms, will be of interest to veterans and their families and friends, as well as to counselors, therapists, psychologists, veteran care workers, and students of studies in trauma, psychopathology, and treatment. These are more than war stories, because for these veterans the lingering "war" is internal - and it may never end."--BOOK JACKET.

Soldier's Heart

The Campaign to Understand my WWII Veteran Father: A Daughter's Memoir

Author: Carol Tyler

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 160699896X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 364

View: 6109

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.

Soldier's Heart

An Inspirational Memoir and Inquiry of War

Author: Lee Burkins

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403394822

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 2402

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

Stories from a Soldier's Heart

For the Patriotic Soul

Author: N.A

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9781590523070

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 6677

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.

A Soldier's Heart

Author: Eileen Dreyer,Kathleen Korbel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540491541


Page: 308

View: 3032

Twenty years ago in an EVAC hospital in Vietnam, Claire Henderson saved Tony Riordan's life. Now, Claire is the one who needs help. She just doesn't realize it will involve her heart. She once saved his life. It's his turn to save hers. "A wrenching, emotional tale of war and remembrance" Affaire de Coeur "A Keeper" RT Bookclub A RWA RITA Award Winner!

Healing the Soldier's Heart

Author: Lily George

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 146031736X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3376

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

Author: Michele McKnight Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941103692

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 2525

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.

Thoughts of a Soldier's Heart

Author: Quince R. Brown Sr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504916174

Category: Poetry

Page: 58

View: 508

This book is a culmination of thoughts racing through the mind of one soldier. There are so many soldiers that have a passion for life and living while going through the pains and agony of being away from their loved ones, trying to complete their education or preparing for life outside the military. This book was written for those military members who had something to say but were emotionally unable or incapable of expressing their true feelings. For those who cannot speak for themselves, feel free to allow my words to speak for you.

Nursing the Soldier's Heart

Author: Merrillee Whren

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460388593

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6319

Loving the Soldier Nurse Kirsten Bailey places her family above all else. She refuses to give former army medic Brady Hewitt any leeway for being weeks late in visiting his ill grandmother. But Brady has a good excuse, and he's eager to show the pretty nurse that first impressions aren't always right. While working with Brady to care for his grandmother and two orphaned boys, Kirsten realizes that his charm and kindness aren't an act. But Kirsten plans on doing missionary work abroad, and she's determined not to fall for the engaging soldier. Could the man she once dismissed be the one to make her stay forever?

Beasts of No Nation

A Novel

Author: Uzodinma Iweala

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061844546

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7125

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.

Steel My Soldiers' Hearts

The Hopeless to Hardcore Transformation of U.S. Army, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, Vietnam

Author: David H. Hackworth,Eilhys England

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743246132

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 4768

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.

Soldier's Heart

Author: Tammy Ryan

Publisher: Broadway Play Publishing Incorporated

ISBN: 9780881456707


Page: 82

View: 4506

"Tammy Ryan's poignant SOLIDER'S HEART shines a light on the struggles facing woman warriors...a tense, raw, troubling and no-nonsense examination of what happens to soldiers, particularly female soldiers, serving in the military...This is not an easy play to watch. Nor is it meant to be." Alice Carter, Tribune "Portrayls of soldiers wrecked by war date to the ancient Greeks (see Aeschylus), but Ms Ryan adeptly reworks the time-tested recipe from a woman's perspective to make it seem fresh again...Briskly written in brief scenes that easily flash back and forth...the subject of sexual assault in the military gives the play weight and merit. Ms. Ryan deftly layers critical incidents that culminate in a forceful climax...Frank, colloquial language delivers a strong sense of spontaneity." Michael Sommers, New York Times "Ryan brings a searing story to life about the high cost of war...Ryan's play could border on political [but] it's all about relationships: what you give up in times of war and how families are destroyed in the process...a disturbing, topical production, building on the terror and sacrifices that never-ending wars entail." Liz Keill, The Alternative Press "Ryan brings a heart-wrenching experience into alignment with the blisteringly traumatic aftershock of rape...It is a story worth telling." Simon Saltzman, Curtain Up "Tammy Ryan has written an intense drama that grabs you from the first scene and doesn't let go until the lights go down two hours later...a story with a strong dramatic arc...on an important subject with which we must deal decisively, now." Ruth Ross, NJ Arts Maven ..".richly nuanced, three-dimensional characters and a neatly constructed, riveting story. Ryan has done her homework." Bob Rendell, Talkin' Broadway

War and the Soul

Healing Our Nation's Veterans from Post-tramatic Stress Disorder

Author: Edward Tick

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835630056

Category: Psychology

Page: 341

View: 2693

War and PTSD are on the public's mind as news stories regularly describe insurgency attacks in Iraq and paint grim portraits of the lives of returning soldiers afflicted with PTSD. These vets have recurrent nightmares and problems with intimacy, can’t sustain jobs or relationships, and won’t leave home, imagining “the enemy” is everywhere. Dr. Edward Tick has spent decades developing healing techniques so effective that clinicians, clergy, spiritual leaders, and veterans’ organizations all over the country are studying them. This book, presented here in an audio version, shows that healing depends on our understanding of PTSD not as a mere stress disorder, but as a disorder of identity itself. In the terror of war, the very soul can flee, sometimes for life. Tick's methods draw on compelling case studies and ancient warrior traditions worldwide to restore the soul so that the veteran can truly come home to community, family, and self.

Soldiers Heart

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439109918

Category: Psychology

Page: 106

View: 6681

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

Survivors' Views of Combat Trauma

Author: Sarah Hansel,Ann Steidle,Grace Zaczek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962916465

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 3785

"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.

Soldier's Heart

Author: David French

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited


Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 9537

Esau Mercer, a WWI veteran, tries to persuade his alienated 16-year-old son, Jacob, not to leave. Cast of 3 men.

A Soldier's Heart

Author: Sherrill Bodine

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1626812071

Category: Fiction

Page: 143

View: 7793

Nothing is fair in love or war, especially when they are one and the same. When the handsome Lord Matthew Blackwood approached her, Serena Fitzwater immediately knew they were meant to be together. Bold and brash, the qualities that made Matthew an excellent soldier made him her soul mate as well. A storybook romance and marriage followed, only to be interrupted by the call for Matthew to return to the frontlines. When Matthew returns months later, he’s no longer the knight in shining armor of Mary’s fairy tale dreams. Wounded in action, this man is a stranger. The true battle begins as the lovers must fight to find themselves, and a new happily ever after.