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"Visceral"

"Couldn't Put It Down!"

"Visceral"

"Couldn't Put It Down!"

"Reads Like a Thriller"

"a profound exploration of the human condition"

4.8 stars on Amazon | 4.7 stars on Goodreads

"Raw"

"Couldn't Put it down!"

"Intense Start to Finish"

"This guy is the master of the cliff hanger"

"Visceral"

"highly recommend!"

"Reads Like a Thriller"

"a profound exploration of the human condition"

4.8 stars on Amazon | 4.7 stars on Goodreads

Awarded The Bronze Star & Purple Heart

Sledge’s award winning memoir masterfully captures the raw humanity, intricate complexity, and brutal barbarity of the “Forever Wars,” and its psychological toll on modern veterans

About the Book

In the darkness of war-torn landscapes, where honor is tested and the line between bravery and cowardice blurs, a former soldier, awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, takes readers on a harrowing journey in his haunting and visceral memoir.

Benjamin Sledge, a seasoned combat veteran who served a portion of his time under the Special Operations Command, departs for Afghanistan shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11 but returns home shattered. Haunted by his experiences in Afghanistan, he embarks on a multi-year odyssey wrestling with mental health, purpose, and faith, which eventually drives him to volunteer for another combat tour in Ramadi, the deadliest city of the Iraq War.

With raw honesty and unflinching detail, Sledge exposes the complex emotions and moral dilemmas faced by soldiers caught in the crucible of war. Through his evocative prose, readers are transported to the battlefield, where the weight of life and death decisions hangs heavily on every step.

Sledge’s narrative voice, characterized by a rare blend of poetic eloquence and unfiltered authenticity, captivates readers from the first page and holds them captive until the very end. Throughout the memoir, he vividly captures the reality of the men and women who learn to fight without remorse, love each other without restraint, and endure the high cost of returning to a country that no longer feels like home.

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Praise for Where Cowards Go to Die

Gold Medal Winner, Nonfiction Book Awards for Biography & Memoir • Gold Medal Winner, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards • Winner, 2024 Book Excellence Awards • 2023 Chanticleer Military & Front Lines First Place Winner for Narrative Non-Fiction • 2023 International Book Award Finalist for Autobiography/Memoir • Winner, 2022 NYC Big Book Award for Military Nonfiction

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