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The Grappling Hook: And Other Stories from the War in Iraq
     

The Grappling Hook: And Other Stories from the War in Iraq

by William F. X. Maughan
 

War magnifies human emotions and passions: anger becomes rage, guilt becomes desperation, and resentment becomes hatred. In The Grappling Hook and Other Stories from the War in Iraq, U. S. Army veteran William F.X. Maughan writes of these emotions from the perspective of someone who has been there. With ten poignant tales rich with humor, irony, disdain

Overview

War magnifies human emotions and passions: anger becomes rage, guilt becomes desperation, and resentment becomes hatred. In The Grappling Hook and Other Stories from the War in Iraq, U. S. Army veteran William F.X. Maughan writes of these emotions from the perspective of someone who has been there. With ten poignant tales rich with humor, irony, disdain for hypocrisy, and admiration for leadership, Maughan tells the inside story of the conflict lurking beneath the war’s surface: the human dramas of the soldiers fighting it. From group efforts to neutralize a roadside bomb to the harassment of a female soldier, from mental illness to middle-aged recruits, Maughan illuminates a hidden world of tragedy, anxiety, and everyday heroism.
 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589661790
Publisher:
University of Scranton Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Pages:
185
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


William F.X. Maughan
served in the Marines from 1978 to 1982. After 9/11, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and served as a Staff Sergeant in Iraq in 2005 and 2006. Since his return home, he has been teaching theology at Pius X High School in Bangor, Pennsylvania.   
 
 

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