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Britta Reque-Dragicevic: Close to Home: A Soldier's Guide to Returning from War

By Remy Benoit

Several months ago, Britta Reque-Dragicevic's book,Close to Home: A Soldier's Guide to Returning from War was sent to me. As writers do, we cooperated on this venture and Veterans with whom I work have added their writing to this gentle, loving, and compassion guide to coming home. Britta worked as an AP journalist in post-war Bosnia, thus she knows what war can do.

In this e-book version which includes writing from John Cory, Lonnie D. Story, Harry Kieninger. and me among others Britta Reque-Dragicevic. shares her insights and compassion with you—be you a soldier returning from war, a family member, or a friend.

We are currently preparing the hardback version of this book that you will be able to hold in your hand to serve as a companion for you along the road coming home. For now, meet Britta, learn from her thoughts and observations in this e-book, and Welcome Home. Close to Home: A Soldier's Guide to Returning from War.

This is what Ron Kovic, author of Born on the 4th of July. and Around the World in Eight Days. has to say about Close to Home.

Close to Home: A Soldier's Guide to Returning from War is a beautifully written, courageous and inspiring guide to surviving the difficult and often agonizing return home from war. One of the most important books to be published since 9/11. It is a life-saver, compassionate, well-researched and timely. It should be required reading for every American."


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