[bksvol-discuss] Wish List Request - Soldier's Heart by Elizabeth Samet

  • From: "Judy s." <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:31:35 -0600

If anyone can scan this book, I'll validate it.

Soldier's Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point, by Elizabeth Samet.

Non-fiction.  The Wall Street Journal just ran a very positive review on it.

Here's a short synopsis.

Elizabeth Samnet is a civilian who teaches English at the U.S. Army military academy at West Point. In this book, she relates to the reader the flavor of what it's like to teach a subject few would think is relevant to future army officers: poetry, and literature. She talks about her students, her military colleagues who teach alongside her, and about how the students that keep in touch with her develop and change as they advance in their military careers. One of the reviewers at Amazon describes the book as "a mini-memoir and mini-autobiography. Most of all it is a long reflection on the relationship between literature and life, literature and the military, [and] literature and war."

Judy s.
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