Whether you believe the United States should be fighting in Iraq or not‚ Ryan Smithson's memoir will make you proud to be an American and impressed at one young man's love of country.
Taking readers on a tour through signing-up in the wake of 9/11‚ undergoing the disciplinary harshness of basic training‚ and into the fire of combat‚ Ryan Smithson brings readers into the life of a teenaged Army private.
"This memoir is my personal account of what happens to the young men and women who are sent into the horror of war and face the stress of combat. Without any political agenda about Iraq‚ I just want my story to inspire the teenagers and adults who read the story. I'm happy that HarperCollins believes in my vision of the book." -Ryan Smithson
8-page b&w interior photo insert.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2009
- 135 x 210mm