Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts--Abroad and Within

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Apr 21, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 408 pages
Former army ranger Nate Self, a hero from the Robert’s Ridge rescue in Afghanistan, tells his whole story—from the pulse-pounding battle in the mountains of Afghanistan to the high-stakes battle he has waged against post traumatic stress disorder. This book will become a go-to book for understanding the long-term effects of the war on terror. Thousands of families are fighting this battle, and Nate opens up his life—including his successes, tragedies, struggles with thoughts of suicide—to show how his faith and his family pulled him through. Includes 8 pages of color photos.
In a nutshell:
  • Excellent book for military familes trying to cope with the family pressures of a soldier's active duty.
  • Inspirational book for a soldier struggling with post traumatic stress disorder
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  • Helps readers understand the importance of faith in dealing with the war.
  • An up-close-and-personal account of the war on terror; and the story of one soldier’s faith.
  • An insider’s account of Robert’s Ridge Rescue in Afghanistan.

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An open look at the heart of a warrior

User Review  - Kevin - Christianbook.com

There were two huge aspects I loved about this book. First, as a man outside the military, I was shown what it was like to become a soldier and the bonds required to become a Ranger. Second, the ... Read full review

User Review  - Debbie - Christianbook.com

"Two Wars" is a military autobiography which impressed me with the astounding story and by the vivid writing. Nate Self describes the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of what it's like to be in ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
xiii
First chapter
5
Glossary
359
Bibliography
367
Acknowledgments
373
About the author
377
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