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Standing Down: From Warrior To Civilian

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Standing Down: From Warrior To Civilian

Standing Down: From Warrior To Civilian

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 includes:

  • Fourty-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.

The Melian Dialogue
Henry VI, Part I*
William Shakespeare
New York Legislature/George Washington
On Discipline In Democratic Armies
Alexis de Toqueville
Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln
The Charge of the Light Brigade
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
On Caregiving
Walt Whitman
War and Peace*
Leo Tolstoy
The Moral Equivalent of War
Williams James
Why War?
Sigmund Freud
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
William Butler Yeats
The Veteran
Stephen Crane
Italian Ordeal Surprises Congress
Anne O’Hare McCormick
Wilfred Owen
To a Conscript of 1940
Herbert Read
Soldier’s Home
Ernest Hemingway
Reporting the War in Tunisia
Ernie Pyle
Guests of the Nation
Frank O’Connor
A Negro Looks at This War
J. Saunders Redding
These Terrible Records of War
James Agee
Tarawa: The Story of a Battle*
Robert Sherrod
The Price We Pay In Italy
Eric Sevareid
Revisiting My Memoir
Edward W. Wood Jr.
Estela Portillo Tremblay
It Is Dangerous to Read Newspapers
Margaret Atwood
A Rumor of War*
Philip Caputo
What It Is Like to Go to War*
Karl Marlantes
In Pharaoh’s Army*
Tobias Wolff
The Things They Carried*
Tim O’Brien
Facing It
Yusef Komunyakaa
A Piece of My Heart*
Anne Simon Auger as told to Keith Walker
A Journey Taken with My Son
Myrna Bein
John Berens
The Good Soldiers*
David Finkel
The Boy Without a Flag
Abraham Rodriguez Jr
Perimeter Watch
Brian Turner
Dust to Dust*
Benjamin Busch
Medevac Missions
Ed Hrivnak
You Know When the Men Are Gone*
Siobhan Fallon
Brian Humphreys
The Hardest Letter to Write
Parker Gyokeres
Shallow Hands
Michael Poggi
To the Fallen
John McCary

*Indicates a selection from a longer work.