Tag Archives: Healing the Wounds

America’s PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder has become an increasingly difficult challenge for the nation in the wake of three controversial and unpopular wars; Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. What soldiers thought they were fighting for and what they learned when they … Continue reading

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The Flag

Several people have asked me recently what my thoughts are about the Confederate flag controversy. It occurred to me that there is no better explanation than in the following excerpt from the book. “In a room across the house, away … Continue reading

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Coming Home

I received a letter recently from a woman who had read my novel, THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHIND. In it, she thanked me for writing the book, in part because it spurred her to go back into her family history. … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots

I’m sure we remember the drawing exercise we did as children, the one where we connected a seeming maze of dots on a piece of paper. We didn’t know where we were going, but once we finished, we saw a … Continue reading

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Review for THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHIND from The Civil War News

Excellent Novel About  A Veteran’s Postwar Mission The Ones They Left Behind by Antonio Elmaleh. Historical fiction. Map, 260 pp., 2014, Antonio Elmaleh, http://www.antonioelmaleh.com, $22.95. Every so often a book comes along that makes the past profoundly rele­vant to the present. Such … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

Recently I read Andrew Schmookler’s article entitled, “The Spirit That Drove Us to Civil War Is Back” in the Huffington Post.  It is both compelling and disturbing, both inpinpointing similarities between the cultural and political divides that existed then and … Continue reading

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My Civil War

My father died last month, right after my first novel was published. He was 95, was married to my mother for 71 years, and lived an extraordinary life of accomplishment in business, art, sports and philanthropy. We clashed my entire … Continue reading

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