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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Veteran's Day Reads

Book Suggestions by Beka Compton


November 11, 2021

The Things They Cannot Say, by Kevin Sites

In The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done, or Failed to Do in War, award-winning journalist and author Kevin Sites asks eleven soldiers and marines some of the most difficult questions: What is it like to be under fire? How do you know what is right? What can you never forget?

For each of Sites’ interviewees, the truth means something different. One man struggles to recover from a traumatic head injury that he said has ‘stolen his ability to love.’ One attempts to make amends for the kill...

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