frontCoverThumbStanding Down: From Warrior to Civilian is essential reading for anyone who’s interested in reflecting on war and military service. The 44 selections in this book—short stories, memoirs, essays, poems, journalism—are powerful works of literature that give voice to many of the authors’ own experiences of military life. Designed to prompt lively conversation, the selections in Standing Down are the focus of all Talking Service discussion programs.

Whether or not you are participating in a Talking Service group, Standing Down will provide you with many hours of stimulating reading.

“You were there, a witness to your own life and to the lives of others. . . .this is your book. Thank you for going forth, veteran, welcome home. Stand Down.”

–From the foreword by Benjamin Busch
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