Saturday, November 10, 2007

Salute to Veterans

Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11. Commemorate the contributions of American war veterans by checking out this featured book, We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq, by Yvonne Latty.

From the book jacket:

"Now, in a book that honors their service to their country, more than two dozen veterans and military personnel, including Brigadier General Vincent Brooks, one of the foremost spokespersons to the media on the War in Iraq, speak for themselves and their peers about their experiences - in combat, in the barracks, and in their hometowns after they returned from war. Each profile is accompanied by photographs of the men and women from their days in uniform, as well as specially commissioned contemporary portraits from acclaimed photographer Ron Tarver. With stories of patriotism combined with a determination to outcome obstacles, We Were There is an inspiring account of the extraordinary sacrifices of everyday Americans."

We Were There can be found at E185.63 .W4 2004.

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