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The War Within: One Step at a Time (Doonesbury Books)

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Your compassionate portrayal of Lieutenant B.D.'s recovery and struggle . . . has touched our Warrior family and opened the eyes of the rest of the world to the physical, emotional, and personal challenges our soldiers face."

The initial stages of B.D.'s recovery from losing a leg in Iraq were dramatically portrayed in The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time, but his healing journey was far from over. As this powerful sequel shows, the "war within" can be a long and lonely struggle, hardly the life of a "glamorous amputee" imagined by his daughter's jealous classmate. With his coaching job at Walden re-secured and the marathon PT sessions paying off, B.D.'s return to normalcy seems to be progressing well. But those who love him see alarming signs of trouble, namely anger and alcohol. 

First there's the punching of an MP. Then there's the daily breakfast of beer, a subject not open for discussion even with a best-intentioned friend like Mike Doonesbury. And "the screaming at night isn't very Christmassy," Boopsie notes. As B.D. admits to his doctor, "I'd rather sleep with my weapon than my wife! How messed up is that?" Messed up enough that our wounded warrior forces himself to begin circling the local Vet Center, where he is gently and skillfully reeled in by a remarkable counselor and fellow Vietnam Vet named Elias. Their sessions together form an extraordinary and moving chronicle of catharsis and coming-to-terms. The words "Welcome home, soldier," are powerful and transformative, and B.D. is fortunate in finally getting to a place where he can hear them.

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The initial stages of B.D.Us recovery from losing a leg in Iraq were dramatically portrayed in "The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time," but his healing journey was far from over. As this powerful sequel shows, the "war within" can be a long and lonely struggle, hardly the life of a "glamorous amputee" imagined by his daughter's jealous classmate.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning Doonesbury is currently in its 35th year, tracking its seventh

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pam_hunter_1, September 18, 2013 (view all comments by pam_hunter_1)
I like the book very much it gives the reader awareness of the emontional roler coster ride soldiers take and the risk they have taken. people who have been in war look at life different.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780740762024
Author:
Trudeau, G. B.
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Foreword by:
Myers, Richard B.
Foreword:
Myers, Richard B.
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Subject:
Veterans
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
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Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Doonesbury Books
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , The initial stages of B.D.Us recovery from losing a leg in Iraq were dramatically portrayed in "The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time," but his healing journey was far from over. As this powerful sequel shows, the "war within" can be a long and lonely struggle, hardly the life of a "glamorous amputee" imagined by his daughter's jealous classmate.
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