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The Things They Cannot Say (Enhanced Edition): Stories Soldiers Won't Tell You About What They've Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War [NOOK Book]

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This enhanced digital edition includes nine compelling videos of Marines featured in the book, compiled by the author during his time embedded with troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some scenes may be disturbing. They contain graphic violence and other material not suitable for children.

What is it like to kill? What is it like to be under fire? How do you know what's right? What can you never forget?

In THE THINGS THEY CANNOT SAY, ...

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Overview

This enhanced digital edition includes nine compelling videos of Marines featured in the book, compiled by the author during his time embedded with troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some scenes may be disturbing. They contain graphic violence and other material not suitable for children.

What is it like to kill? What is it like to be under fire? How do you know what's right? What can you never forget?

In THE THINGS THEY CANNOT SAY, award-winning journalist and author Kevin Sites asks these difficult questions of eleven soldiers and Marines, who—by sharing the truth about their wars—display a rare courage that transcends battlefield heroics. For each of these men, many of whom Sites first met while in Afghanistan and Iraq, the truth means something different. One struggles to recover from a head injury he believes has stolen his ability to love; another attempts to make amends for the killing of an innocent man; yet another finds respect for the enemy fighter who tried to kill him. Sites also shares the unsettling narrative of his own failures during war—including his complicity in a murder—and the redemptive powers of storytelling that saved him from a self-destructive downward spiral.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062273185
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Enhanced edition
  • Sales rank: 660,556
  • File size: 324 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Eye opener

    This book is a true eye opener. I didnt even buy the whole book yet because it $10 but the free sample alone is a life changer.
    As a spouse to a soldier who battles ptsd on a daily basis, this book really made me think and helped me understand better. It also made me cry.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2013

    I thought this book was very interesting to read because I am ve

    I thought this book was very interesting to read because I am very interested in what is happing over seas in war. The media really hides what happens. After reading this book I realized that these soldiers have not had it easy over there and they come back here and people tend to think that once they come back they will be fine and nothing else to worry about them. But that is wrong PDST is an illness that soldiers get back from a war. A journalist is writing this book and he goes and interviews his subject during the war and tries to find them also for the complete story.He talks a lot about killing a man with being a journalist in the war and what a harsh toll is can be on a man. This is what I liked about the book because i thought it was very interesting how some men that he took there stories they have no regrets at all for taking some ones life even if it wasn’t a sure threat. But other men come back and become alcoholics from this regret or feeling of sorrow.Taking ones life was a big theme of this book. He talked to one man that said he remembered his first kill it was on a boy that was going to throw a grenade at his platoon but he shot him down and after that he just went all out in killing. He went to a village and he killed some suspected but he also killed at least 6 innocent people in this doing. I could not deal with that pain inside of me and I feel like the media hides all the truth of what that really does to some one in there later years. 

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Poop

    Poop

    1 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Stop

    This book was a waste of money unless you love history and wars do not buy is

    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Cuss

    Cuss not nice u now know

    0 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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