Worthy of Gratitude?
Why Veterans May Not Want to be Thanked for Their "Service" in War
In this collection of essays, Camillo “Mac” Bica, Ph.D., a former Marine Corps Officer, Vietnam Veteran, and philosopher, provides a cogent analysis of why a veteran may not want to be thanked for his “service” in war. Mac’s experiential and theoretical perspective is both gut wrenching and concise. “The Philosopher speaks from the mind,” Mac writes, “the warrior from where it hurts.” With simplicity, poignancy, and power, this book, together with future installments of the War Legacy Series, works to dispel the mythology of nobility and heroism by providing a window into the reality of war and its devastating effects upon all who experience its horrors.
“Bica is a poet of war who speaks with the heart of a warrior. His perspective is passionate and poignant, and his analysis razor sharp, always with a deep humanity in his voice.”
--Rita Brock, Ph.D.,
Author of Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War.
Series: War Legacy (Book 1)
Paperback: 114 pages
Publisher: Gnosis Press; 1st edition (2015)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces