War Vets Will Find Healing in the New "Fifty Years of Lessons Learned" Outdoorsman Trilogy, Perfect for Holiday Giving

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Veteran and author Joe Lunkas' books offer a unique point of view to other vets on how to regain peace and assimilate back into society.

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"Our common most important key to continued survival and acclimation back into civilian society is ‘gaining perspective.’ Mother Nature has always been the best source of perspective and continuity." - Author, Joe Lunkas

The holiday season can be a difficult time for combat veterans struggling to readjust to civilian life, as well as for others who are depressed when everyone else is celebrating. One solution is to get out and enjoy the great outdoors! Pointing to his own personal experiences, author Joe Lunkas has written three how-to books for aspiring outdoorsmen and those looking to find a sense of peace.

“For this outdoorsman, the Vietnam War is my demon,” said the author. “Other veterans of past and present conflicts and wars continue to swell our ranks. Often these individuals are hard to find, but they are everywhere! Regretfully some live on the streets. Others have chosen self-imposed isolation from family and friends in the more remote and isolated areas of our country to confront their war demons in solitude. These heroes find it difficult to fit in and adjust to society again.” He added, “The unspeakable things that man does to man in war are difficult to speak of and to justify in any rational way. Unfortunately, suicide is the chosen answer for a growing number of these troubled veterans’ dilemmas. Within the pages of my books, I offer a viable alternative.”

His answer comes in the form of hidden messages found “between the lines.” In the first book, "Fifty Years of Deer-Stand Reflections, a Memoir of a Michigan Master Deer Hunter," he calls the deer-stand his place “where many of my personal and professional dilemmas have been solved, and my action plans have been formulated. This very special place of semi-isolation worked for me and got me back on track to re-assimilation into society.”

In book two, "Fifty Years of Gathering, Fishing, and Unusual Animal Encounters: Lessons Learned of a Michigan Outdoorsman," additional hidden messages are found throughout the book. His helpful insights include sections on ice fishing, seashell gathering, and the most important advice of all: “Never forgetting the importance and significance of good friends and family.”

The final book in the trilogy, "Fifty Years of Memorable Hunting Experiences: Lessons Learned of a Michigan Outdoorsman," provides additional hidden messages to troubled veterans. Lunkas said, “Our common most important key to continued survival and acclimation back into civilian society is ‘gaining perspective.’ Mother Nature has always been the best source of perspective and continuity. Throughout human history, she has persevered through the rise and fall of civilizations, and during and after times of wars. Her soothing isolation and never-ending thrills and excitement have captured the hearts, minds, and souls of outdoors persons for millennia. Her wild creatures have provided the challenge of the hunt and the sources of sustenance craved by all of mankind, including troubled war veterans, virtually free of charge.”

He added, “I sincerely hope that my books have achieved this part of my objective in writing and artfully presenting them. One last ‘not so hidden’ message to my comrades of war is found in the inspirational Old Deer Hunter’s Prayer that I end each of my books with. Its message to and from our Creator is clear and absolute!”

Starting in 2007 and culminating in late 2013 with the release of the final third book in this trilogy, the author accomplished his objective. “This written and published legacy constitutes my own immortality of sorts. I wrote my trilogy for the benefit of my eight grown children, their children, and their children’s children to guide them on their own personal quests after I have gone to be with my Maker. My readers, damaged war veterans like myself, and others so inclined may also benefit from my written and published words.”

“These ‘silent outdoor companions’ are designed and formatted to be read and enjoyed while readers are in the great outdoors, where many can find peace as they commune with nature. We are proud to publish this informative and healing series.” – Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency

About the Author: Joe Lunkas has spent the majority of his leisure time over the past 50-plus years hunting, fishing, and gathering. “I am confident that I have achieved my lifelong and final objective of capturing via the written word what it really means to be a seasoned outdoorsman, with the realization of the obligations that this entails. Through my books, my long-term goal is to encourage as many young and not-so-young outdoors persons to follow my lead. These are the individuals that will first share, and someday inherit, my great outdoors and ‘steward of the land’ responsibilities.” After two failed marriages, the author finally met his soul-mate and wife, Yvonna, “who helped me effectively confront my war demons and achieve professional success. I am indeed one fortunate and lucky veteran-outdoorsman!”

"Fifty Years of Deer-Stand Reflections, a Memoir of a Michigan Master Deer Hunter" (ISBN: 978-1-61204-659-4) is available in paperback for $14.50 and as an eBook for $9.99.

"Fifty Years of Gathering, Fishing, and Unusual Animal Encounters: Lessons Learned of a Michigan Outdoorsman" (ISBN: 978-1-62857-158-5) is available in paperback for $16.50 and as an eBook for $9.99.

"Fifty Years of Memorable Hunting Experiences: Lessons Learned of a Michigan Outdoorsman" (ISBN: 978-1-62516-402-5) is available in paperback for $16.95 and is soon to be released as an eBook.

These books can be ordered through the publisher’s website:
http://sbpra.com/JoeLunkas or at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com.

WHOLESALERS: The books are distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)sbpra(dot)net.

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