New Book Chronicles ‘Insanity of Wars’ Through One Man’s Eyes

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Author A. David Barnes, MD, PhD, MPH, FACOG takes readers on journey of failures, triumphs

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Author and veteran A. David Barnes, MD, PhD, MPH, FACOG was inspired to leave a legacy to his children and grandchildren, a testimony of his failures and triumphs in life. “Insanity of Wars” (published by Xlibris) follows his journey from medical school and military to world travels and humanitarian medical missions.

Barnes chronicles as an English boy who survived the German Blitz of London and the Japanese killing his uncle. It speaks about his inner struggles as a boy taught to hate the enemy only to discover the shame of it years later. As an adult he has friends from Germany, Japan and communists in China and Cuba. He has visited the Middle East and has Muslim friends. He laments the slaughter of 70 million innocents killed during WW II, all in the name of war. "The killing was insanity," he says. "The insanity of wars should be clear to everyone."

The author talks about his early dream to become a doctor. Hampered by lack of money, his determination and perseverance made the impossible possible.Barnes illustrates to students getting through universities debt free and shows US teachers a different school model. He imparts valuable knowledge on history, geography, religion, philosophy and child-rearing – a testament to the scope of his experience as a man who has been around the world and worked, mostly as a physician, in 16 countries.

"Insanity of Wars" is a true story of one man's love for mankind and his family. It tells of a father's pride for his young son, assisting the latter in completing a marathon at 10 years and continuing for Harvard acceptance at 15 years. It is a story of a soldier who sees not the glory but the insanity of wars.

“Insanity of Wars”
By A. David Barnes, MD, PhD, MPH, FACOG
Hardcover | 6x9in | 422 pages | ISBN 9781514427903
Softcover | 6x9in | 422 pages | ISBN 9781514427910
E-Book | 422 pages | ISBN 9781514427927
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and    

About the Author
Veteran A. David Barnes, MD, PhD, MPH, FACOG, is a son of a Royal Navy veteran. He attended King's College, London University, for pre-med and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school. He completed eight years in the British Army, serving in England, Germany and Malaysia as a family practitioner. Subsequent OB/GYN training took him to New York and the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the US Army Medical Corps, serving in Texas, Hawaii, Japan, California, Alaska, Europe and Central and South America. He remained in the US Military for 22 years, both active duty and reserves. His work (described in the biography) included academic, administrative, private practice, humanitarian medical missions and multiple scientific publications. He has completed 19 marathons and one triathlon and believes Park City has the best snow for skiing. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife Mary. He has three children and three grandchildren.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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