20-Year Letter: An Afghanistan Chronicle by Benjamin R Warner

Intense, authentic, and engrossing…

Warner offers a firsthand glimpse at the camaraderie, peril, and gratifications of service in his engrossing memoir. A few short months removed from the events of 9/11, the young reserve officer, LT Warner, jumped on the opportunity to serve his country and joined the new Global war. Thus, begins his journey through the wartime deployment to Afghanistan. Though Warner’s unit was not involved in direct combat, they immediately took control of the ammunition supply point and were in charge of its guard force as well. Warner is skilled when it comes to telling his story and he does so without any hint of hyperbole and sensationalism. He stocks his fluid narrative with the local color, grueling army regimen, solidarity among various international army forces, the unit’s encounters with hostile locals, numerous life-and-death situations, and risky military ventures. The realism of Warner’s account, combined with his assured prose and measured pacing create a story that’s hard-edged and sentimental at once. Written with candor and precision, the book makes for a mesmerizing account.

20-Year Letter

An Afghanistan Chronicle

by Benjamin R Warner 

Koehler Books

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Pub date April 10, 2021

ISBN 978-1646633203

Price $27.95 (USD) Hardcover, $17.95 Paperback, $7.49 Kindle edition



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