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For Your Tomorrow: The Way of an Unlikely Soldier
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307359786, Hardcover)The Year of Magical Thinking meets Fifteen Days in this literary exploration of one Canadian's decision to enlist and go to war.
What compels a young, affluent Canadian to put on a uniform and risk his life for the controversial mission in Afghanistan? And how does his family cope with his loss when he is killed there? Jeff Francis was a thirty-year-old doctoral candidate and student of Buddhism when he decided that joining the armed forces was the best way to make a difference in the world. In elegant, spare prose that captures both the hardness of war and the nuances of a grieving family, Melanie Murray - Captain Francis's aunt - uses the lens of his life and death to give Canada's war in Afghanistan the perceptive, literary treatment its soldiers, families and citizens deserve.
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Jeff Francis joined the Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan at 30 years old, with the hope of making a difference in the world. After his death, Melanie Murray, Jeff's aunt, wrote down his story to pay homage to all fallen soldiers and the family they left behind.
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