What is your definition of a soldier? If it includes poet, psychologist and philosopher, then you are partway to describing Karl Marlantes. You’d have to add bestselling fiction writer and, now, nonfiction author to the mix before you got it right.
"As the wife of a Vietnam vet, I was touched by Marlantes’s honest appraisal of the emotional damage that he experienced after returning home..."
Marlantes is a decorated combat Marine, a veteran of Vietnam, a Yale graduate and an Oxford Rhodes Scholar. What he is able to do