As a freelance photojournalist, and US Army veteran, I embedded alongside US soldiers of the 82nd Airborne and 25th Infantry in Iraq several times over three consecutive summers.
The 160-page, full-color book, "Can't Give This War Away: Three Iraqi Summers of Change and Conflict," documents this time I spent with soldiers overseas, and some of the missions and moments they experienced, and perspectives they attained.
The book is available in self-produced printed form, as a PDF download, and as a series of Kindle-compatible e-book chapters from Amazon. Each e-book is the full text of a chapter, with a few of the pictures.
Chapter One starts with "Break Beneath a Bridge," for just $1.99. Subsequent chapters are from .99 to $1.99.
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The book appears much differently in it's full-color, printed format. Preview the beginnings of each of the book's chapters here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2427803
A full-color, high-quality paper, bookstore-quality softcover printed edition is available (signed!) for $85 (inc. shipping).
The book is also available from me as a complete PDF download with ALL text and pictures for $25.
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The $85 printed book is obviously an expensive option, but the book is not truly 'published' by a mainstream publisher. I designed, wrote and photographed it myself, and now offer for sale this 160-page professionally printed, photo-heavy book. Doing it myself did enable me to present the photos in my own vision, and in proper context with the narrative.
I am using this self-produced book to try and generate interest from agents and publishers to tell these stories to a nationwide audience, just like I did with my newspaper reporting and photography.
Your purchase of any version of this book - from the $85 printed version to a $0.99 e-book - directly supports independent journalism while providing you the reader with up-close stories and photographs of soldiers at war.
I've endeavored to tell the soldiers stories. While the book is 'first person,' it's not my memoir; I am the narrator to a brief period of time experienced by soldiers of the 82nd Airborne and 25th Infantry.
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For a more impartial endorsement, check out this very good review at Military.com's "Line of Departure" blog, written by Carl Prine.