Compassionate Soldier: Remarkable True Stories of Mercy, Heroism, and Honor from the Battlefield

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Shadow Mountain
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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Jerry Borrowman is an award-winning author of historical fiction and nonfiction. He has written about the World Wars, the Great Depression, and the Vietnam War. He is the recipient of the George Washington National Medal of Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge. He and his wife, Marcella, raised four children and live in the Rocky Mountains.

"Brings to light fifteen extraordinary stories of mercy during wartime, from the American Revolution to the Iraq War. An experienced hand at compelling war history, Jerry Borrowman has a keen sense of honor and ethics on the battlefield, which serves to provide crucial context--we come to realize a better, rarer definition of hero."

-- "Foreword Reviews" (2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)
"Readers looking for flashes of hope in a turbulent world will be encouraged by this book that demonstrates that even in the most difficult of humanity's environments there is cause for hope. The author presents stories of individual bravery and compassion from all the major conflicts of the western world, providing helpful historical background that anchors each tale in its specific context. The book attends to both sides of many of these conflicts, as well...Worthwhile for any reader who needs a reminder that compassion and bravery can be found in the most unlikely places."-- "Booklist" (3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM)
"In contrast to the plethora of volumes describing the carnage and horrors of war, this collection focuses on ...the individuals whose accounts did not make headlines but are given their proper due here. Fascinating...these are, indeed, stories of mercy, heroism, and honor. A top choice for readers of military history."-- "School Library Journal" (4/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)
"Packaged into neat, informative sections...Themes such as honor, bravery, and duty. Middle grade readers with an appetite for war stories will certainly be engaged by these short tales. Will likely inspire and stimulate discussions about man's duty to man and the extremes of human behavior."-- "Voice of Youth Advocates" (6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)
"Will move and inspire readers. Written by award-winning author Jerry Borrowman, this fascinating nonfiction book shares little-known stories of courage during warfare. Borrowman is clear and concise in his writing, and his work is well-researched. Each chapter provides plenty of context and background information to familiarize readers. Although Compassionate Soldier is set during the darkest times of history, its pages will impress upon readers the good that can be found in humanity." -- "Compass Book Ratings" (5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)
"Inherently fascinating...Unique extraordinary, and unreservedly recommended. One of those books that will linger in the mind and memory long after it has been finished."-- "Midwest Book Review" (7/18/2017 12:00:00 AM)
2017 Foreword Indies Book of the Year Finalist in War & Military Nonfiction-- "Foreword Reviews"
Best Indies Book of the Year 2017 GOLD Winner for War and Military-- "Foreword Reviews"