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What It Is Like to Go to War

Reflections of a Citizen Soldier After Veterans Day

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Previously published on WWII veteran Bernard Weisberger reflects on the service of men and women who were brave, loyal and heroic -- a...

Letting It Bleed

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Every Memorial Day, Rolling Thunder's 50,000 motorcycles shake every monument in Washington, DC. Primarily composed of Vietnam veterans, the message is clear. We are still very much here. We will not be forgotten.

Men Of War Are Conflicted Characters

Sarah McCoy | Posted 06.26.2012 | Books
Sarah McCoy

In my novel The Baker's Daughter, four chapters are from the perspective of a Nazi officer. Writing these was no easy task.

Soldier Readiness?

Sarah McCoy | Posted 06.14.2012 | Books
Sarah McCoy

I live and have lived all my life in active battle readiness. Ready for orders that a family member must leave for some threatening place and may not return. Ready for him to take up the oath, "Duty, Honor, Country," and all the inner contradictions that come with it.

Why All Wars Are Religious Experiences

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Books
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

Chaplains working with our warriors can be vital to mission readiness including their spiritual preparation. All wars are religious. All conflicts are spiritual.

HuffPost Book Club: 'What It Is Like To Go To War' Week 3 Update

Posted 04.10.2012 | Books

If you live in or near Seattle, we'll be hosting a free event with author Karl Marlantes at the Elliot Bay Book Company on April 18th. We'd love to ha...

Read With Us: 'What It Is Like To Go To War'

Posted 04.11.2012 | Books

Here's the team who will be blogging about the book: Andrew Losowsky, Books Editor Annemarie Dooling, Community Editor Zoë Triska, Associate Boo...

The Military In Our Lives

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Andrew Losowsky

Before we begin our latest Book Club selection, we wanted to share our own associations with the military, and what we're looking for as we read this book.

WATCH: Karl Marlantes Talks About The Book On C-SPAN

Posted 05.30.2012 | Books

Watch Karl Marlantes talk about his book and his military experience on C-SPAN:...

What Is It Like To Go To War?

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 03.27.2012 | Books

Last week we announced our latest book club pick, Karl Marlantes' spiritual and psychological battle novel, "What It Is Like To Go To War," and since ...

Our Next Book Club Pick Is Our Most Profoundly Important One So Far

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

When we choose our selections for the Book Club, we try to make them as timely as we can. It's a sad fact that our next choice has proven to be more timely than we ever would have wished