Compassionate Soldier: Remarkable True Stories of Mercy, Heroism, and Honor from the Battlefield will move and inspire readers. Written by award-winning author Jerry Borrowman, this fascinating nonfiction book shares little-known stories of courage during warfare. These touching incidents appear in chronological order and span several centuries — starting with the American Revolutionary War to the Civil War, on down to the World Wars and the Middle Eastern conflict of present day. 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.
Review of an Advance Reader’s Edition
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Violence/Gore: Several implied occurrences of violence and verbal threats including hate mail, shots fired, and pointing a gun to someone’s head; frequent secondhand reports of violence including mass murder, the massacre at My Lai, the HMS Lusitania tragedy, Kristallnacht, suicide bombers, shark attacks, attempted assassination of Hitler, a firing squad, torture, beating of a Jewish family, and a zeppelin bombing; a brief scene of violence when prisoners are assaulted; a few extended scenes of violence including an air battle and Vietnam War; a few incidents of destruction of property with no casualties; several non-detailed scenes of violent death including suicide, napalm attacks, shootings, battle, plane bombings and servants being burned alive; a brief scene of intense violence regarding the Vietnam War also takes place.
Mature Subject Matter:
War, battle, napalm attacks, weapons, morals and ethics, resistance work, prisoners of war, depression, murder, divorce, slavery, suicide and thoughts of suicide, anti-Semitism.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
A man is described as drunk; a man asks another for a cigarette.