5 Books to Read this Veterans Day

By November 11, 2015Holidays

Today at Summit Disability Law Group, we’re celebrating Veterans Day. Every day, we work closely with veterans and their families to help them secure Social Security benefits, but today we’re taking the time to give our veterans special recognition. We want to personally thank you for your service and sacrifice. You make this country great.

If you’re like us, you’ll want to keep the spirit of Veterans Day with you all year. Here are five great reads that can help you do just that over the coming weeks.

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James BrownThe Boys in the Boat

If you read and loved Unbroken, you’ll love this New York Times bestseller by Daniel James Brown. Brown artfully tells the true story of eight young Americans who set out to make history and conquer Germany in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. With WWII brewing, the stakes are high. Get ready to let this story take you back in time and put you on the edge of your seat all at once.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de RosnaySarah’s Key

In this work of historical fiction, Tatiana de Rosnay weaves an intricate web between the past and the future, following the story of Sarah, a young French girl taken by the Nazis in 1942, and Julia, an American journalist living in today’s Paris. Though more than 60 years separate these two narratives, they soon become intertwined as Julia gets wrapped up in investigating just what happened to young Sarah and her family all those years ago.

 

All the LIght We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrAll the Light We Cannot See

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize, ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr is a must-read: a story that is as beautiful as it is heartbreaking. Doerr craftily tells the parallel stories of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy in WWII. With this novel that deals with the relationship between innocence and evil, Doerr has truly created a masterpiece.

 

Dora Bruder by Patrick ModianoDora Bruder

Patrick Modiano’s ‘Dora Bruder’ is what some might call a “late bloomer.” First published in 1997, it didn’t receive the Nobel Prize for Literature until 2014. The book tells the true story of Modiano’s research on Dora Bruder–a young Jewish girl who fled the safety of a Catholic boarding school during the height of the Nazi occupation in France. A story that is just as much about what couldn’t be uncovered by research than what was, this is the must-read that you hadn’t heard of yet.

The Utah Social Security Disability HandbookThe Utah Social Security Disability Handbook

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