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Description - Wounded Warriors by Mike Sager

Lt. Col. Tim Maxwell prided himself on being a hard-core Marine-a patriotic Devil Dog on his third tour of Iraq. Then his brain was shredded with mortar shrapnel. Today, Maxwell has a large angry scar on the left side of his head. He forgets words, his wife has to read to him, and he drags one foot when he walks. Yet he works twelve-hour days as commander of the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. For these warriors, Iraq and Afghanistan will never quite be in the past. And the struggle never ends. Other stories in Wounded Warriors depict life inside an L. A. crack gang, ex-pat Vietnam War veterans in Thailand, and five days in Las Vegas with basketball anti-hero Kobe Bryant-all of it captured stylishly by the writer who has been called the beat poet of American journalism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306817359
ISBN-10: 0306817357
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mike Sager

Mike Sager, a former contributing editor at Rolling Stone and GQ, is a writer at large for Esquire. Many of his stories have been optioned for film. He lives in La Jolla, California.

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