Final Salute by Jim Sheeler
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine. 2008. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. The Penguin Press. Inscribed and Signed by author.
"For Jim Barry, Thanks for helping to keep these memories alive, Jim Sheeler"
They are the troops that nobody wants to see, carrying a message that no military family ever wants to hear. Since the start of the war in Iraq, Marines like Major Steve Beck found themselves charged with a mission they never asked for and one for which there can be no training: casualty notification. In Final Salute, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Sheeler weaves together the stories of the fallen, the broken homes they have left behind, and one man's effort to help heal the wounds of those left grieving. But it is not a book about war, politics, or liberal vs. conservative. Achingly beautiful and honest, it is a book that every American-every human-can embrace.…