Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian


Iliad (selection) Homer
The Melian Dialogue Thucydides
Henry VI, Part I (selection) William Shakespeare
Letters New York Legislature / George Washington
On Discipline In Democratic Armies Alexis de Toqueville
The Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln
The Charge of the Light Brigade Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Whitman on Caregiving Walt Whitman
War and Peace (selection) 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
Poems 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 (selection) Robert Sherrod
The Price We Pay In Italy Eric Sevareid
Revisiting My Memoir Edward W. Wood Jr.
Village Estela Portillo Tremblay
It Is Dangerous to Read Newspapers Margaret Atwood
A Rumor of War (selection) Philip Caputo
What It Is Like to Go to War (selection) Karl Marlantes
In Pharaoh’s Army (selection) Tobias Wolff
The Things They Carried (selection) Tim O’Brien
Facing It Yusef Komunyakaa
A Piece of My Heart (selection) Anne Simon Auger as told to Keith Walker
A Journey Taken with My Son Myrna Bein
Reclamation John Berens
The Good Soldiers (selection) David Finkel
The Boy Without a Flag Abraham Rodriguez Jr.
Perimeter Watch Brian Turner
Dust to Dust (selection) Benjamin Busch
Medevac Missions Ed Hrivnak
You Know When the Men Are Gone (selection) Siobhan Fallon
Veterans Brian Humphreys
The Hardest Letter to Write Parker Gyokeres
Shallow Hands Michael Poggi
To the Fallen John McCary