"Soldiers are witnesses to chaos and carnage, and there is a false belief that they should recover from what they have seen and done, and have had done to them. A dark secret about war is that it seldom builds character. Michael Anthony has written an honest book that is both sobering and relevant."
—Donald Anderson, editor of War, Literature & the Arts: an international journal of the humanities. Author of: When War Becomes Personal: Soldiers’ Accounts from the Civil War to Iraq