The Batter's Box by Andy Kutler
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Warriors Publishing Group
Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Genre: Historical Fiction
Praise"We remember World War II as 'the Good War, ' when right and wrong seemed so clear. We won, they lost, and our guys came home as heroes. But as gifted author Andy Kutler tells us in THE BATTER'S BOX, mortal combat is anything but good, heroism comes with a horrific price, and some of the most tragic wounds don't bleed -- and don't go away. If you want to know what really happened at Bastogne in the terrible winter of 1944, read this powerful, haunting book." -- Daniel P. Bolger, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Ret.), author of Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided "Andy Kutler has the eyes and ears of combat soldiers and the heart of those who love them. The horror, courage, and camaraderie of battle rivals the grit of Once an Eagle, while the poignant authenticity of Will Jamison's struggles with his hidden wounds highlight that, for many, the impact of war lingers far past the last shots of battle. THE BATTER'S BOX is a superb work of historical fiction that carries important lessons for today." -- William E. Rapp, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Commandant, U.S. Army War College, and Commandant of Cadets, U.S. Military Academy “The Batter's Box is a riveting read. It is a love story and a war story and a novel with far more truth than fiction. I’m a psychiatrist specializing in treating men and women with post-traumatic stress disorder. If you love someone with that invisible wound, read this book. If you are curious and concerned about the condition, read this book. Most survivors of profound trauma lack a language to convey their life stories because those stories include the unspeakable. When the hero of this compelling novel speaks, we listen, we learn and we are transformed. If you are currently struggling with the impact of major trauma, reading passages here may be disturbing and ‘triggering.’ But I believe it is worth the risk because this book affirms your reality and your dignity.” --Frank M. Ochberg, MD, Former Associate Director, National Institute of Mental Health "Historical fiction, if it reflects careful scholarship, is a powerful tool in the hands of a gifted writer, and can deepen our understanding of real events and people. Andy Kutler's THE BATTER’S BOX offers an impressive addition to World War II literature, bringing fresh attention to the adjustment struggle faced by so many returning war veterans. Kutler's depiction of one of the more heroic small-unit engagements in US Army history is both compelling and long overdue." -- Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, President & CEO Emeritus, The National WWII Museum
About the Author
Blog Tour ScheduleTuesday, October 8 Review at Gwendalyn's Books Thursday, October 10 Feature at What Is That Book About Monday, October 14 Interview at Jathan & Heather Friday, October 18 Review at Reading is My Remedy Review at Locks, Hooks and Books Monday, October 21 Interview at Passages to the Past Wednesday, October 23 Excerpt at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals Thursday, October 24 Review at Impressions In Ink Tuesday, October 29 Review at Peaceful Pastime Thursday, October 31 Review at Passages to the Past Friday, November 1 Feature at Coffee and Ink Tuesday, November 5 Review at Red Headed Book Lady
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The Batter's Box: A Novel of Baseball, War, and Love is a pretty good read. I enjoyed reading about Will and following his life through the years. I found the writing to be unique and refreshing.
The Batter's Box: A Novel of Baseball, War, and Love gets four stars from me. I recommend it for readers who love baseball, historical fiction and World War II era novels. I would love to read more books by Andy Kutler in the future.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.