Iraqi war veteran Dan Sheehan has the word-power…
to place you inside a Cobra helicopter in the middle of a firefight and leave you white-knuckling the book. Two tours of duty in Iraq, plus service in East Timor, ignite his writing with the realities of life on the edge of death in a war zone.
Dan’s writing honors include the prestigious Nautilus Award, placing him in the company of other recipients including The Dalai Lama, Amy Goodman, Desmond Tutu, Barbara Kingsolver, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and others whose writings are "changing the world."
After Action takes you to another edge, as well - one inside, where a decorated veteran who returned home without physical scars is forced to face invisible wounds. After the action was over, Dan was plagued with a hyper-vigilance and restlessness, two classic symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
After Action: The True Story of a Cobra Pilot’s Journey takes us on a very personal journey inside Dan’s struggle to admit that, although he’d left war behind its effects had snuck home with him in painful memories and buried feelings he did not want to deal with. This honest memoir is tour-de-force through the theatre of battle… and through the soul of a strong man who finally admitted he needed help and healing.
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Continuing Actions: A Warrior’s Guide to Coming Home is Dan’s Nautilus-award winning second offering – a pragmatic guide for the combat veteran and those who care about them. It offers a clear pathway to help resolve painful memories, edginess, anxiety, unexplained anger, depression and other unfinished business of war.
Dan faces a special problem of veterans head-on.
“We’re trained to not feel. We learn to shut down our emotions, because that’s what you have to do to be a good warrior and do your job in combat. The problem is, the feelings we deny don’t vanish – they bury themselves deep inside us. They gain power. And at some point they work their way out into our everyday lives off the battlefield – sometimes in ways that seriously hurt us and the people we care about.”
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