Thursday, August 27, 2015

Book Beginning: Exit Wounds


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Despite more than a decade of occupation and armed conflict, there is one reality show American viewers are not offered. War.

-- Exit Wounds: Soldier's Stories - Life After Iraq and Afghanistan, from the author's Preface, "America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall."

Fifty men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan talk about why they went to war and how the war came home with them. Portraits by Jim Lommasson are interspersed with some of the soldiers’ own photographs from the war zones.

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