Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts-Abroad and Within  -     By: Nate Self
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Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts-Abroad and Within

Tyndale House / 2009 / Paperback

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* Outmanned and outgunned, army ranger Self and his troops fought bravely against the Taliban at Robert's Ridge in Afghanistan. When it was over, Self waged a different battle. In this account of his bout against post-traumatic stress disorder, he speaks about his challenges, struggles with suicidal thoughts---and rescue from despair because of his family's faith. 300 pages, softcover from Tyndale.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 300
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414320108
ISBN-13: 9781414320106

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Publisher's Description

Former army ranger Nate Self, a hero from the Robert’s Ridge rescue in Afghanistan, tells his whole story—from the pulse-pounding battle in the mountains of Afghanistan to the high-stakes battle he has waged against post traumatic stress disorder. This book will become a go-to book for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror. Thousands of families are fighting this battle, and Nate opens up his life—including his successes, tragedies, struggles with thoughts of suicide—to show how his faith and his family pulled him through. Includes 8 pages of color photos.
In a nutshell:
  • Excellent book for military familes trying to cope with the family pressures of a soldier's active duty.
  • Inspirational book for a soldier struggling with post traumatic stress disorder
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  • Helps readers understand the importance of faith in dealing with the war.
  • An up-close-and-personal account of the war on terror; and the story of one soldier’s faith.
  • An insider’s account of Robert’s Ridge Rescue in Afghanistan.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    An open look at the heart of a warrior
    December 17, 2013
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    There were two huge aspects I loved about this book.

    First, as a man outside the military, I was shown what it was like to become a soldier and the bonds required to become a Ranger.

    Second, the honesty of what the author went through after combat and what kept him stable was extremely humbling.

    This was such a good read on its own but will be even more valuable if you know anyone currently or formerly in the military.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 18, 2010
    Brandon Davis
    This is definitely a must read for any American. Nate Self is a true patriot.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 30, 2009
    Debbie @ Genre Reviews
    "Two Wars" is a military autobiography which impressed me with the astounding story and by the vivid writing. Nate Self describes the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of what it's like to be in modern front-line combat.The story is fast-paced and interesting throughout. Once the Afghanistan battle began, the story was heart-pounding in intensity, and I read late into the night to finish the book. I had no trouble following the story or visualizing what was happening. The author describes the equipment, terrain, positions, and acronyms in the text. If you ever get confused (which I never did), some maps, pictures, and a glossary are included.The author is a Christian, but the focus of the book is not on his Christianity but on what he experienced. Most of the book has little mention of God, but the author does describe a few spiritual high-points and very low points. There was some cussing in the book, but it's written as "F--- that!" rather than spelled out. The potentially gory parts were not explicit and were usually glossed over. I'd recommend this excellent book to anyone who likes to read war stories, to anyone who wants to know what modern warfare is like, or to anyone who wants to understand why their family member has changed since coming back from a deployment.Different Time, Different Place
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 17, 2008
    Rebecca Riordan
    A great and heart tugging story. Great to read a book by my West Point classmate. We purchased the Book-on-CD as well and is great listening in the car.
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