Private Battles: Military Strengths and Struggles in a Time of War

Private Battles: Military Strengths and Struggles in a Time of War

by David Tarrant

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Private Battles: Military Strengths and Struggles in a Time of War by David Tarrant

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- the longest U.S. combat operations since the Vietnam War -- military families have been struggling through a relentless cycle of crisis and stress. Many suffer their own wounds of war: Depression. Anxiety. Divorce. Suicide. “Private Battles” tells the stories of real families and how they survive these hard times.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014569125
Publisher: The Dallas Morning News
Publication date: 04/25/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 376 KB

About the Author

David Tarrant is an enterprise reporter at The Dallas Morning News. He started at The News in 1984 as a suburban reporter. In 1986, he wrote a series on the hungry and homeless in Dallas that won the Heywood Broun award. From 1988 to 1992, he worked at Stars & Stripes in Europe and covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Persian Gulf War. He returned to The News in 1993 to write profiles, narratives and enterprise stories. In 2003, he wrote a four-part series chronicling the journey of four Dallas-area Marine recruits through boot camp, which won a Texas Associated Press Managing Editors award. He won another Texas APME in 2008 for a three-part series on the journey of the wife of an Air Force pilot who’d been missing since the Vietnam War. His continuing series, called “Private Battles,” chronicles the struggles of military families after 10 years of war. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass., Dave lives in Arlington, Texas, with his wife, Sharon, their two teenage children and Sandy, their beloved dog.

Sonya N. Hebert joined The Dallas Morning News as a staff photographer in 2007. Sonya was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature photography for the project “At the Edge of Life,” an empathetic look at dying patients navigating the end of life. Among other awards, Sonya received a 2010 national Edward R. Murrow award for “Choosing Thomas,” the story of a couple preparing for the birth and death of their son, Thomas. For the same work, Sonya was awarded the 2010 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. In 2009, she was awarded the ASNE Community Service Photojournalism Award and the 2009 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Sonya’s photography and multimedia storytelling have been recognized in national contests such as Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association: Best of Photojournalism. Prior to working at The News, Sonya interned at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. and attended the Ohio University School of Visual Communication.
Before becoming a photojournalist, Sonya worked as an assistant director at the U.S. Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery, served as a special assistant to the director of communications in the Clinton White House and worked as a program officer at the President’s Interagency Council on Women in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A

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