Vietnam Veteran Duke Sherman’s Poetry Book Takes Readers Back to War

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"A Soldier’s Thoughts" will be featured at the 2014 Michigan Reading Association in Grand Rapids, MI, on March 16 - 17, 2014.

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Tracers streak through the night air scarring the darkness with burning lines of emerald and crimson. The roar of gunfire echoes across the jungle followed by screams and shouts, curses, and cries. "To fight at night, no moon light, ‘twas a terrible fright!" Author, Duke Sherman recalls revisiting the Vietnam War with the rhymes and verses of his poetry all collected in the pages of his book, "A Soldier’s Thoughts."

Vivid and exhilarating, Sherman’s martial lyricism takes readers back to the jungles of "Nam," where the soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment would go on patrol scouring the underbrush for Viet Cong, their mortal enemies, who lurked unseen in the unending foliage. There in the primordial wilderness, America’s killing machines would do battle with the Cong, to utilizing weapons and bare hands, whilst airstrikes would rain burning napalm on everything around them setting the entire jungle ablaze. It was in this ordeal that this harrowing trial of survival to unbreakable bonds of brotherhood camaraderie was forged between Sherman and his squad mates. Amidst the relentless fusillades of enemy fire, the bombardment of artillery, the constant fear of mines and booby traps, all they had were each other. Each man had to watch his brothers’ back, for there was only one rule in war: SURVIVE.

"A Soldier’s Thoughts" is a visceral, undeniably powerful reading experience that will show readers the true meaning of warfare and spirit of the men who fought for America.

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A Soldier's Thoughts * by Duke Sherman
A Collection of Poems
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 386 pages; 978-1-4771-4642-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 386 pages; 978-1-4771-4643-9
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4644-6

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