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Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives
Final Salute A Story of Unfinished Lives
Author: Jim Sheeler
Based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning story, Jim Sheeler’s unprecedented look at the way our country honors its dead; Final Salute Is a stunning tribute to the brave troops who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and to the families who continue to mourn them — They are the troops that nobody wants to see, carrying a message that no...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781594201653
ISBN-10: 159420165X
Publication Date: 5/1/2008
Pages: 288
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  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 2
Regardless of your opinions of the war, after reading this book, you will not see or hear a blurb about the war in Iraq/Afghanistan, without remembering the contents of this book. We all see regularly about a soldier dying in Iraq, and think to ourselves that it's a shame, and move on. This book takes you to the moment that family members are told the news, and what it is like to hear the "the knock".
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I am 50 years old, have been an avid reader since first grade, and have never experienced a book this profound and heart wrenching. I actually had to put the book down at one point due to my gut wrenching sobs. These accounts of our soldiers, their families, and those left behind touched me in a way I know I will never forget or get over. The men and women who deliver "the news" are special people doing very special work.
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Helpful Score: 1
I highly recommend this book to every adult in the U.S.A. It certainly opened up our soldiers and sailors service, deaths and final honors and families and makes me realize they are not just names on the nightly news. I wish I could attend every funeral.
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Incredible book that everybody should read. Though I think my wife cried the entire time she read it... Highly recommended.


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