Grand Rapids, MN (PRWEB) August 10, 2012
War is something most people would like to forget. But for those who have experienced what it is like on the battlefield, it is easier said than done. Though the war may be over, veterans would always carry these invisible scars for the rest of their lifetime. Author Frederick S. Grossman Jr. gives readers a glimpse of this trauma as he invites them to Think About War a Little More.
Like many war veterans, the author has been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. His servitude during the Vietnam War left him with this scar. Nevertheless, he was able to draw upon his experiences and find release through poetry. Through his poems, he tells the story of one man’s struggle home from war and PTSD —his own—the dark path he traveled and his journey toward God’s healing Grace and God’s Healing Power in his life. He hopes in sharing his story, he will touch and inspire lives, help guide others home—bringing hope to dark and shattered lives.
"If you are a veteran; if you are suffering from PTSD, or if you love someone who is suffering; if you just love great poetry and well crafted words; or if you love to see the Lord uplifted in words, and to see God's mighty works in the life of one man; then, in all these cases, this book is for you."
- Lt. Col Dave Grossman, author of On Combat and On Killing
Think About War a Little More will be featured at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Book Exhibit in New Orleans, LA on June 24-27, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Frederick (Fritzie) Grossman was born and raised in Northern Minnesota, where he currently resides. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1965 and served on the US Montrose, APA 212 on a Landing Craft in Viet Nam. After the Service he graduated from Nazarene Bible College and International Seminary. He also attended Bemidji State University for two and a half years. He currently is co-owner with his wife Mary, and daughter, Jennifer Carrigan, of First Choice Specialized Services, Inc. in Cohasset, Minnesota.
Grossman has written about two thousand poems in the past twenty-five years, and has had many published. He has written mostly for his own enjoyment but now, at the urging of family, friends and counselor, has decided to publish those related to war in hopes of helping other Veterans. He has been diagnosed with PTSD, which is currently in remission, and has drawn upon his own experiences and those of family members and friends as he has written his poetry.
Think About War a Little More * by Frederick S. Grossman Jr.
Publication Date: September 17, 2010
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