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"The Long Walk" by Brian Castner - Reading and Book Signing Event

  • Weller Book Works 607 Trolley Square Salt Lake City, UT 84102 USA (map)


Weller Book Works is honored to welcome author Brian Castner as he presents and signs THE LONG WALK: A STORY OF WAR AND THE LIFE THAT FOLLOWS, Thursday, March 30, 6:30 PM, at Weller Book Works!

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them in Iraq as the head of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit. Whenever IEDs were discovered, he and his men would lead the way in either disarming the deadly devices or searching through rubble and remains for clues to the bomb-makers’ identities. And when robots and other remote means failed, one technician would suit up and take the Long Walk to disarm the bomb by hand. This lethal game of cat and mouse was, and continues to be, the real war within America’s wars in the Middle East. When Brian returned stateside to his wife and family, he entered an equally inexorable struggle against the enemy within, which he comes to call the “Crazy.”

This thrilling, heartbreaking, stunningly honest book alternates between two harrowing realities: the terror, excitement, and camaraderie of combat, and the lonely battle against the unshakeable fear, anxiety, and survivor guilt that he—like so many veterans—carries inside.

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