WHO: Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran
WHAT: FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY:
What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice
WHEN: Published by Knopf November 11, 2014
WHERE: Author tour to New York, San Diego, Seattle, Washington DC
WHY: “We thank our veterans for their service.
We applaud them at sporting events. But how much do we really know about who our veter- ans are, what they did overseas, what they’re doing now? In many homes, unlike in previous generations, these stories aren’t shared across the dinner table. Less than 1 percent of our population have served our military abroad since the September 11, 2001, attacks. Add their direct family members, and they still amount to less than 5 percent of the nation. Most Americans have no skin in the game…” –From FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
“For too long, too many of us have paid scant attention
to the commitment of a brave few in our midst.
It is unhealthy for a nation to become detached from those who secure it. Our volunteers have given the rest of us a remarkable freedom, but that freedom comes with the responsibility to understand their sacrifice, to honor them, to appreciate what they can offer when they return home, to care for those who are wounded, and to mourn those who have given us their last full measure of devotion.” –From FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY
“This splendid book should be read by every American.
It is a story of heroes, of sacrifice, of valor. But it is also a story of resilience, recovery, and a continuing desire to serve our country and its citizens. You must be made of stone to read this and not shed tears. But the book’s message is that, after the tears, we must not forget the sacrifices those in uniform and their families have made for all of us over the last thirteen years; we must welcome back into our communities those who served not just with thanks and open arms, but with respect, admiration, and new lives and careers worthy of all they have done for all of us.”
—Robert M. Gates, former Secretary of Defense
FOR LOVE OF COUNTRY:
What Our Veterans Can Teach Us
About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice
by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Hardcover $24.00; ISBN 978-1-101-87445-5
E-book $11.99; ISBN 978-1-101-87446-2
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