Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul
Chicken Soup for the Veteran's Soul will inspire and touch any veterans and their families, and allow others to appreciate the freedom for which they fought.
This self-help-guide-cum-tribute to veterans will appeal to wide readership (approximately 27 million Americans are veterans), just as so many other entries in Canfield and Hansen's blockbuster series have. Slagter founder of Veteran Stories Inc., "a corporation dedicated to honoring veterans from all wars and all branches of service" and the soul-soothing duo have recruited a strong lineup of contributors, among them Sen. John McCain, Bob Hope, Charles Kuralt (their names are on the cover as contributors), Secretary of State Colin Powell, Sen. Daniel Inouye and 75 others; and Walter Cronkite checks in with a blurb on the back of the book. Ranging from the terrifying ("I was blind, stunned, in pain, bleeding profusely and very much alone" at the controls of an attack plane over North Korea, recounts Kenneth A. Schechter) to the stoic ("With his eyes nearly swollen shut from the beating, [Mike Christian] had quietly picked up his needle and thread and begun sewing a new [American] flag," recalls McCain of a co-prisoner in North Vietnam) to the deeply moving, the stories relate triumphs of the spirit and often of the body. Some profits will go to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association and other organizations. Photos.
Paperback, 400 pages