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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating look at life behind the front lines, July 4, 2012


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating look at life behind the front lines, July 4, 2012
This review is from: Charles@Afghanistan: Crazy Encounters from the Not-So-Front Lines (Paperback)

This book is written in a down-home style that reads quickly and easily. It gives the reader a perspective on war that we are not used to, that of a civilian contractor working behind the front lines. The author describes his experiences, both the unusual and mundane, and presents them in a humurous, captivating style. This is not a book about politics, tactics, or strategy. It is about personal experiences and relationships.

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CHARLES@VANTAGEPOINTBOOKS

August 23, 2011

Our debut list is incredibly diverse and varied, but one title stands out as unique from almost anything else in the current market. charles@afghanistan: Crazy Encounters from the Not-So-Front Lines, by Charles McDonald Holt, has been a breakout draw for Vantage Point this summer, and we credit it to Holt’s charismatic personality both on the page and off, as well as the genuine intrigue over what lies inside the covers of the book.

In 2008 this self-proclaimed good old boy from the South East Texas Piney Woods signed on as a truck driver for the US Military and was deployed to Afghanistan where he spent seven months doing his best “to bring [troops] water, fuel or anything else that I can haul in a truck that will make their lives a little better.” What initially began as a few emails sent to friends and family turned into an ongoing and illuminating documentary of Holt’s time with the US military in Afghanistan, the length of which charles@afghanistan presents in its entirety.

After almost ten years at war in this far-away nation, the actual details of military life in Afghanistan have remained an enigma to many citizens. Through his emails, Holt provides a down-to-earth account of war through the eyes of a civilian, and it is a completely new perspective on what is an almost ten-year old war. With heart and humor, Holt’s emails prove that while war is never fun, that doesn’t mean it can’t be funny!

We are very proud to have such a distinctive and timely title on our debut list, would like to congratulate Charles on his new job as a columnist for the Newton County Newspaper. He was, in fact, being interviewed for his August 3rd front-page feature, when the paper up and offered him his own column! It just goes to show that once Charles begins telling his stories, no one ever wants him to stop.

charles@afghanistan: Crazy Encounters from the Not-So-Front Lines By Charles McDonald Holt ISBN 978-1936467020 156 Pages, $13.95

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CHARLES@VANTAGEPOINTBOOKS

August 23, 2011

Our debut list is incredibly diverse and varied, but one title stands out as unique from almost anything else in the current market. charles@afghanistan: Crazy Encounters from the Not-So-Front Lines, by Charles McDonald Holt, has been a breakout draw for Vantage Point this summer, and we credit it to Holt’s charismatic personality both on the page and off, as well as the genuine intrigue over what lies inside the covers of the book.

In 2008 this self-proclaimed good old boy from the South East Texas Piney Woods signed on as a truck driver for the US Military and was deployed to Afghanistan where he spent seven months doing his best “to bring [troops] water, fuel or anything else that I can haul in a truck that will make their lives a little better.” What initially began as a few emails sent to friends and family turned into an ongoing and illuminating documentary of Holt’s time with the US military in Afghanistan, the length of which charles@afghanistan presents in its entirety.

After almost ten years at war in this far-away nation, the actual details of military life in Afghanistan have remained an enigma to many citizens. Through his emails, Holt provides a down-to-earth account of war through the eyes of a civilian, and it is a completely new perspective on what is an almost ten-year old war. With heart and humor, Holt’s emails prove that while war is never fun, that doesn’t mean it can’t be funny!

We are very proud to have such a distinctive and timely title on our debut list, would like to congratulate Charles on his new job as a columnist for the Newton County Newspaper. He was, in fact, being interviewed for his August 3rd front-page feature, when the paper up and offered him his own column! It just goes to show that once Charles begins telling his stories, no one ever wants him to stop.

charles@afghanistan: Crazy Encounters from the Not-So-Front Lines By Charles McDonald Holt ISBN 978-1936467020 156 Pages, $13.95

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I Remember You


Miss you Sis, and              (I will Remember You)

 

As our family was torn apart from childhood during a time when only the strongest should survive,

(I Remember You).

I was too young to understand what was happening and to this day do not remember the reason for You, Shelia and I being torn apart from each other but

(I Remember You).

As childhood swept by the three of us were pulled in opposite directions.

No matter what home I ended up in

(I Remember You)

Found me.

Throughout my adult life, even though you were Lost most of the time yourself

(I Remember You)

Managed to stay in contact with me.

(I Remember You)

In so many ways but, it was my lost sister I know best.

Teresa was looking for that connection of belonging and family.

Shelia and I could not be part of that family because we were thrust into the world seemingly to never reconnect but,

(I Remember You)

Being too stubborn to let politics and miles keep it that way.

(I Remember You)

Lived by your own set of rules, you defied the odds. Teresa you found us, your Sister and Brother. In the end you came to a place where you could rest from your weary travels and have family.

(I Remember You)

Now as my sister who was once lost. Red you found her. Thank you.

Teresa you were the glue/magnet/spider-web or whatever you can think of that kept our family from drifting off and completely out of touch with each other.

I REMEMBER YOU

And WE LOVE YOU

Pecan Grove Funeral Home & Cremations


Teresa Ann CulverhouseTeresa Ann Culverhouse(September 9, 1960 – July 14, 2012)

Teresa Ann Culverhouse 51, of Waco passed away Saturday July 14, 2012. A memorial service will be held 10 am Friday July 20, 2012 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home 3124 Robinson Dr. with Rev. Terry Graham officiating.Teresa was born September 9, 1960 in Houston, TX to parents Susan Davis and James Gilbert Birdsong.

Teresa was preceded in death by her son, J.W. Culverhouse.

Survivors include her mother, Suzanne Davis Diaz of Franklin, KY; brother, Charles McDonald-Holt of Deweyville, TX; sister, Shelia Crooms of Long Branch, TX; daughters, Amanda Lankford of San Antonio, TX and Jennifer Culverhouse of Franklin, KY; son, Clint Culverhouse of Franklin, KY; grandchildren, Patrick Eason, Ashley Eason, Johnny Sieger, Jaden Culverhouse, Peyton Culverhouse, and Alexa Zimmerman.

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Wikipedia


Look up Deweyville Texas on wikipedia.com: Im famous

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