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My River Home: A Journey from the Gulf War to the Gulf of Mexico

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During the course of the war in Iraq, many veterans have become increasingly disillusioned, and increasingly vocal. Many began seeing the war as damaging for the country, and especially for the men and women fighting overseas. In My River Home, Marcus Eriksen, a veteran of the Gulf War, charts his personal shift from proud Marine to self-destructive veteran to engaged activist ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Beacon Press (first published April 1st 2007)
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Leanne Ellis
I wouldn't have picked up a book like this if it hadn't been written by a friend and former colleague (which is why I won't rate it), but I'm glad I did, especially this Memorial Day weekend.
el_quijote
Nov 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those of us that have pride in our nation but somehow feel we have lost out way.
Occasionally I find one, hidden among the travel section at my local public library. A jewel of a book about the destination I am researching. More than a travel guide, a book that just doesn't fit in any other category. Usually a first hand account about travel within an area. I like to think, if they weren’t so famous, this is where you would find the journals of the travels of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark up the Missouri River, or the memoirs of Audubon as he painted birds across the so ...more
Desiree
Feb 02, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book after seeing the author on the "Back to the Chatahoochee" river race a few years ago, paddling a boat he made from plastic bottles. I am from LA and his story intrigued me. I find his viewpoints on the war very interesting and I enjoyed his story of his river trip. I wish he would have written more about his river trip. I also wish that he would have tied his war story in better with the river trip.

All in all, I'm glad I read this book and it kept my interest (something that is
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