Item description for Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts--Abroad and Within by Nate Self & Nate Self...
Overview For the first time, Army Renger hero Nate Self tells his full story. Nate recounts the Roberts Ridge Rescue mission, the ferocious battles in Afghanistan, and the lone war of attrition that he has waged against post-traumatic stress disorder. This book will become a go-to resource for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror. Thousands of families are fighting this battle, and Nate opens up his whole life - tragedies, successes, failures, and struggles with suicidal thoughts - to share the facts and to show how his family and his faith are pulling him through. Nate was interviewed by Stone Phillips for Dateline NBC.
Publishers Description For the first time, Army Ranger hero Nate Self tells his story. Self recounts the Roberts Ridge Rescue mission, the ferocious battles in Afghanistan, and the lone war of attrition that Nate Self has waged against post-traumatic stress disorder. This book will become a go-to audiobook for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror. Thousands of families are fighting this battle, and Nate Self opens up his whole life--tragedies, successes, failures, and a struggle with suicidal thoughts--to share the facts and to show how his family and his faith pulled him through.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
ISBN 1598593765 ISBN13 9781598593761
Reviews - What do customers think about Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts--Abroad and Within?
Thanks for Sharing Nov 11, 2008
Thank you for sharing. You have truly honored the Soldiers with whom you served. I am sure that they are proud of you and have been impacted significantly by your story, example, and leadership -- just as each person who reads this book will be. You have truly been through a challenging and heroic time. You are an example for others to follow.
Your words in Two Wars are more than a combination of letters and your book is more than the pages, binding, and cover that comprise it -- it is a story of rescuing and being rescued. I was truly challenged to think about the parallel actions of terrorists throughout your development as a cadet and junior officer. So many different events are vital to shaping how we think, act, and live each day. The historical representations throughout the book are fresh and exciting - thank you for making the effort to incorporate history and research into an already amazing story.
Thank you for sharing and being open to help others. This story is real and it spoke volumes to me. Your story is vivid and clear but shows the complexity of combat - the desire to go, fight, and win wars but the pain and lasting mark that it leaves on our heroes.
Enjoyed this Book Nov 11, 2008
This is a well written and interesting book. I enjoyed reading it, and getting to know the perspective of a war hero. It gives the reader a whole new light to look at these events in and makes you stop and realize that the people fighting are real people with emotions, families and internal struggles. It was reaffirming to see the integrity of this military hero.
Incredile account of the Global War on Terror, leadership, and dealing with the emotions of war Nov 10, 2008
This book is an incredible account of an amazing man and his journey through life, the battefield, and coming home from war. I could not recommend a book more strongly. It was impossible to set this book down once I began reading it. The author is an extremely talented writer who opens himself up in a very revealing way to tell this intense story. Everyone who reads this book will come away with an enhanced understanding of the global war on terror, the emotions felt by the Soldiers and Families involved, and the power of God to shape our lives through difficult circumstances.
Gripping read! Nov 10, 2008
This is the best written book I have read about the Global War on Terror. Nate Self does a masterful job highlighting certian key events of his past that provide the reader enough of his background to understand him and his life prior to Takur Ghar. Then in part II he bears it all about his PTSD as a result of his battle on Takur Ghar. After reading this, I have a far greater understanding of what PTSD actually looks and feels like. As our country strives to embrace our veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan - this book should be used as a benchmark to understand what is going on in thier minds and what it is like for them cope with PTSD. This book is a fast paced read with the right blend of action and drama. I highly recommend this book!
An Amazing Account of War, Leadership, and Faith Nov 3, 2008
I knew Nate Self from West Point. We were classmates together, and he was someone who I always looked up to. He was an excellent cadet, strong in his faith, and I knew he would go on to do great things for his Army, his Soldiers, and his nation.
This book details his time at West Point, his time in the military and in war, and the struggles that followed. At times, it reads like a story. At other times, it is like reading from a diary. Nate speaks from his soul when he recalls his love for his Soldiers and his love and faith in God.
I was moved to tears several times while reading Two Wars. It is an amazing story...one that, if I wasn't reading it, I found myself wanting to read it. This country and our Soldiers are lucky to have had an officer like Nate serve them.
I strongly recommend this book. It is both inspiring and hearbreaking. It holds no punches in describing the trials of war and family separation and the sacrifices that have been made by the brave young men and women in uniform so far from their homes and loved ones.