--General James N. Mattis, USMC (ret.)
"Written with the skill and precision of a philosophical sniper..."
-Matt Furey, author of The Unbeatable Man
Since 9/11 and before, American warriors have faced combat in difficult and adverse theaters with dedication, courage, and remarkable inner fortitude. Our nation supports them during their time in the fight, and "thank you for your service" has become a common civilian affirmation.
But what happens when these men and women return from the battlefield? What is waiting for them at home? How does our society prepare these indispensable citizens for the confusion, absurdity, and trauma of their transition back to everyday life?
Marine combat veteran David J. Danelo's message is simple-those who return to peace after war possess a power that must be discovered, honored, and treasured. The Return: A Field Manual for Life After Combat tells how our military and civilian cultures can protect and nurture this potent gift.
"Brilliant, moving and accurate."
-Dr. Edward Tick, author of War and the Soul
"U.S. Army Green Berets were the first in and the last out of the longest war in American History. The Return is showing them how to come home and find peace."
-Lieutenant Colonel David Scott Mann (U.S. Army, Ret.),
Green Beret Foundation