Ann Jones

They were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars, The Untold Story

Ann Jones is a journalist, photographer, and the author of eight books of nonfiction. She has reported on the impact of war in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, and embedded with American forces in Afghanistan. Last week, she discussed her new book, They Were Soldiers. Through the book, as the Odyssey Bookstore describes, “Jones shines a much-needed light on the dead, wounded, mutilated, brain-damaged, drug-addicted, suicidal, homicidal casualties of our distant wars, taking us on a stunning journey from the devastating moment an American soldier is first wounded in rural Afghanistan to the return home. Beautifully written by an empathetic and critical reporter who knows the price of war.”