"A raw, heartfelt story of how a man of valor lost his bearings and eventually found the courage to share his story. Shadow of the Sword
leaves you hoping and cheering for the happy ending that Workman deserves."—Bing West, author of The Strongest Tribe
"In writing this moving and incredibly honest book, Workman shows at least as much courage as he did in Fallujah. His story gives hope to anyone who struggles that they, too, can overcome if they just keep fighting—one day at a time, one battle at a time, one victory at a time."—Donovan Campbell, author of Joker One
"Workman shows unflinching honesty and gut twisting bravery by sharing with us his complicated journey to normalcy after his seemingly endless battle through hell. This may be the most important book of our Warrior generation and proves that Workman deserves to be in a separate class of American hero." —David Bellavia, author of House to House
"A searing account…In its depiction of combat, Shadow of the Sword
ranks with Marcus Luttrell's Lone Survivor
."—Wall Street Journal
"This superior addition to the literature on the Iraq War is an exceptionally vivid account of combat and its aftermath…[Workman] provides a harrowing level of detail about the combat…Workman's testimony gives hope that those suffering the nightmare of PTSD can free themselves sufficiently to avoid becoming additional casualties of the current war."—Booklist
About the Author
Jeremiah Workman, an eight-year combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps, received his honorable discharge as a staff sergeant in 2009. He is the recipient of the Navy Cross, the second highest medal for valor. Workman has been profiled in The Washington Post
and USA Today
, has appeared on Fox News and CNN, and spent a month in 2008 traveling the country as a featured speaker with the Vets for Freedom National Heroes Tour. His final assignment in the Marine Corps was with the Wounded Warrior Regiment, helping injured veterans. He lives in Virginia with his wife and young son.
John R. Bruning is the author or co-author of ten books, including Ghost, The Devil’s Sandbox, House to House
, and How to Break a Terrorist
. He lives in Oregon with his wife and children.