War Lessons: How I Fought to Be a Hero and Learned That War Is Terror (Paperback)

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By John Merson, Ken Bacon (Foreword by)
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An infantry soldier during the Vietnam War, John Merson delves into the devastating details of his time served, narrating the lessons of his return visits and honouring his relationship with surviving villagers in this military memoir. Merson also proposes a variety of alternatives to war.

About the Author

A member of the Military Order of the World Wars, Veterans for America, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, John Merson has an MBA from Harvard. Since 1997, Merson has run his own restoration project for historic homes on Nantucket Island, MA, where he lives.

Praise For…

War Lessons is a timeless exploration of the horror and excitement of war for the individual soldier, as indelible as the scars war leaves on the soldier’s soul. The book is one that should be read by everyone who cares about the fate and future of our nation’s defenders.”
—Jan Scruggs, founder and board chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation
“This book is about death and rebirth, a tale of how one veteran overcame his guilt and anger from the battlefield by getting to know and helping to rebuild the country he had been trained to destroy.”
—From the foreword by Ken Bacon, president of Refugees International
“More than military memoir, Merson combines his experiences and writes of the limitations of war with considerations on how to prevent it, and proposes a variety of alternatives to war that are certainly compelling. This book should be on the desk of all world leaders who consider war as the only option to the solution of national differences.”
Midwest Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781583942093
ISBN-10: 1583942092
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: April 29th, 2008
Pages: 133
Language: English