The Day The Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and HopeBasic Books #ad - The Day The Voices Stopped: A Memoir of Madness and Hope #ad - For thirty-two years ken steele lived with the devastating symptoms of schizophrenia, tortured by inner voices commanding him to kill himself, ravaged by the delusions of paranoia, barely surviving on the ragged edges of society. In this inspiring story, steele tells the story of his hard-won recovery from schizophrenia and how activism and advocacy helped him regain his sanity and go on to give hope and support to so many others like him.
Soft SpotsSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - But after two tours of duty, certain images would not leave his memory―a fragmented mental movie of shooting a little girl; of scavenging parts from a destroyed, blood-spattered tank; of obliterating several Iraqi men hidden behind an ancient wall; and of mistakenly stepping on a "soft spot, " the remains of a Marine killed in combat.
. After his return home, van winkle sought help at a Veterans Administration facility, and so began a maddening journey through an indifferent system that promises to care for veterans, but in fact abandons many of them. A powerful, haunting, provocative memoir of a marine in iraq―and his struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a system trying to hide the damage done Marine Sergeant Clint Van Winkle flew to war on Valentine's Day 2003.
Soft Spots #ad - From riveting scenes of combat violence, and doubt, to the gallows humor of soldiers fighting a war that seems to make no sense, to moments of tenderness in a civilian life ravaged by flashbacks, rage, Soft Spots reveals the mind of a soldier like no other recent memoir of the war that has consumed America.
His battalion was among the first wave of troops that crossed into Iraq, followed by patrols throughout the country, house to house searches, and his first combat experience was the battle of Nasiriyah, and operations in the dangerous Baghdad slums.