Tomas Young's War: St. Louis Book Launch

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Haymarket Books says
Mark Wilkerson discusses his latest book, Tomas Young’s War, the tragic yet life affirming story of a paralyzed Iraq War veteran who spent his last ten years battling heroically with his injuries, while courageously speaking against America's wars.

Based on hours of interviews with Young and those close to him, Wilkerson's book puts the reader alongside Young as he struggles with life as a paralyzed veteran, suffering frustration and humiliation as he attempts to reenter society and resume as normal an existence as possible. It shows his fight to balance his precarious health with his drive to speak out for veterans care and against the war, and the impact his catastrophic injuries had on his family and his relationships.

Events for this book will celebrate the release of Tomas Young's War [2006 Haymarket Books], which sheds light on many crucial but often overlooked issues such as veterans’ care, public attitudes toward the disabled, medical marijuana, and the terminally ill — a powerful testament to the true cost of war.

Available in Hardcover:
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/hc/Tomas-Youngs-War

and in paperback:
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Tomas-Youngs-War

Get 40% off at checkout with coupon code TOMAS.

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Mark Wilkerson spent eight years in the U.S. Army as an AH-1 Cobra & UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief with the 3rd Infantry & 101st Airborne Divisions. He was deployed with the 101st to Mogadishu, Somalia, for six months in 1993.
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