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- Print Length: 245 pages
- Publisher: Blackside Publishing (November 24, 2014)
- Publication Date: November 24, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00Q5MVWC2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #403,143 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you are a Veteran, this book will help you in ways you could not imagine. It will be a starting point for your healing. Leo has laid it all out there. I thank him for that.
If you've ever thought or spoken the words, "I Support Our Troops/Veterans" then you need to read this book. Chances are you have done more of a disservice to them than supporting them. You need to know what it's really like to be a Veteran and know what Veteran's are going through. From the failed VA to the fake help being offered by our government, the book shows an insight into the problems our Veteran's are going through. Unfortunately, the reality is, those problems may initiate with you. The person who will shake a Veteran's hand and thank them for their service but won't even consider them for employment. Just one example of many.
Don't set down your current book... drop it, throw it! Grab this one and read it as fast as you can.
Our brothers/sisters need your help. They fought for you and now it's time for our country to fight for them.
Any veteran who needs to talk, message me. I am here for you. No matter what!
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It's on the reading schedule for March in the United States Military Book Club:
The book itself is well edited and an easy and flowing read. Leo does tend to repeat some themes but the pace is right and I finished the book in only a few days. When I read the book I felt like I was having a conversation with Leo is some respects. And in fact I was because I was so caught up with some of the memories and emotions that it were brought back by certain passages I had to stop and text Leo with my thoughts, memories and reactions.
I cannot recommend this book enough. We are not alone and this book really can help shine some light into the black pit of PTSd so that we can become ever more cognizant of our buried triggers and fears and deal with them once and for all.
I related with his story a great deal and it hit very close to home for me, so that may have played a role in my opinion of the book. However, this is not simply the rantings of a disgruntled veteran. Mr. Jenkins offers his personal narrative to relate to the bigger picture, evaluate the strategic problems, and then refocus on his personal experiences again. His mistakes in the transition process are very similar to mistakes I've made personally. But his hindsight analysis yields things I had never considered with my transition problems, despite considerable time and effort put into developing solutions (large and small) for this problem.
All of this results in a very well written rallying cry to other veterans to start making actual, tangible changes. Best of all, this book isn't JUST for veterans. It is an excellent tool to eloquently explain the internal dynamics that take place within veterans who have returned from the gauntlet of fights our nation is involved in. If you know a veteran who is struggling, this book will give them perspective and hope for opportunity. If you know family members of veterans who are despaired because of the challenges they face together, this book will help them to understand the tempest within the mind and heart of their loved one.
Actual support requires actual understanding. Anything less seems either naive at best, condescending and disingenuous at worst. This provides an excellent vehicle for the understanding. Absolute must read.
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