Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian
was created for Talking Service
, the Great Books Foundation’s initiative to develop reading and discussion programs for veterans, as well as their families, friends, service providers, and caregivers. Standing Down
- Forty-four selections, from Homer's Iliad to personal accounts of members of the service who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, and memoirs that speak to past experiences, concerns, and aspirations of those who have served in the military and made the often-difficult transition back into civilian life.