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The Cost of Courage

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THE COST OF COURAGE is a work of military fiction based on the true story of two brothers who served in separate campaigns of WWII. After being shot down over Berlin, one brother is forced to endure both mental and physical torture as a POW at Stalag Luft III. As a defiant soul, he gains the respect of his comrades by making life difficult for his captors. However, things ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published June 14th 2012 by Valor Media LLC, An Imprint of Wyatt-Mackenzie
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Bill Anderson
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Five stars is not enough for this book. It is a realistic account of the psychological aftermath of war and captivity yet somehow offers a very healing message for those who have served or lost loved ones in combat.
This book is the real thing and I would love to see it on the big screen. At the risk of sounding chauvinistic it is unbelievable that a 22 year old female could write about war with such vivid reality from the first page all the way to the end of the book where she mesmerizes you wi
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Dave
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kelly is a young author with a great future. Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting her and hearing something about her own story and inspiration. As a high school headmaster I very easily pick up on subtle indicators of a young or novice writer, and since she is young (23) I was very curious to see how she would voice wartime men of a past century. The story became so engrossing that I barely noticed a misplaced modern metaphor or two, and was impressed to find myself absorbed in the action. ...more
Howard Bernbaum
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Cost of Courage is a well written book that holds the reader to the written page. It brings the reader to the era of the great war and presents a picture of life at the time, the individuals feelings and the horrors of war. Human emotions are well expressed and the reader's ends up feeling as if he has lived through the life of Lt. Commander Charles Courtland and his son Brent, who grows up to become the captain of a submarine. The tragedy of his final assignment is an emotional issue and le ...more
Mary Ann
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it
I got this book directly from the author as the Independently Published Author coordinator at the bookstore. She was a delight to talk to and I told her I would read the book over the weekend. It was a well done look into the physical and psychological damage of war. As its goal is to be a realistic story it has swearing in it and things that are hard to read because they are so horrible. I think it would be appropriate and useful to high schoolers.
James Thompson
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story that reveals the thoughts and feelings of an airman and how the war affected him. The story is told from the perspective of a boy who grew up on a farm in the mid-west and how the war changed him, especially seeing it as a POW. The author did a great job portraying the emotional impact of war.
Luigi
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, psychology, war
It was OK, I appreciate the reason it was written. It's more like a diary than a real work of fiction in my personal opinion. It seemed to lack true emotion even though it was all about emotion.
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