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Best Of Nancy's Bookshelf: Jim Hasse & Anthony Peyton Porter #611

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Author Jim Hasse shares a selection of connected war stories featuring his fictional alter ego "Jay Boone Hanson."

These stories based on a veteran's real experiences provide an unflinching portrait of life before, during, and after wartime.

Warriors and Friends: Through the Eyes of His Alter-Ego, a Green Beret Unlocks Forbidden Memories of Vietnam on His Path to Healing, takes you inside the mind of a man who's experienced the horrors of war and lived to tell tales.

Also on today's show, a poem by George Bilgere titled "Taking out the Trash" read by Anthony Peyton Porter.

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Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.