A Look Behind for the Journey Ahead – A Memoir of the Gulf War
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Come on a journey of self-discovery with the author who chronicles her time in the US Army as an Intelligence Officer during the Persian Gulf War. Filled with the original, poignant, moving, and sometimes raw entries from a journal she wrote in 1990 and 1991 while deployed to Saudi Arabia, this memoir will challenge you to think about things in a new way.
It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. And it will challenge you to consider hard topics such as: Is any war just? And how much sacrifice is too much? While learning more about military life, the buildup to war, and war itself, whether military or not, every reader will find something that resonates in their everyday lives.
Take a walk in the past and a look behind, to discover new things about the future. Elizabeth Ciufo Waters was a US Army Combat Veteran and retired as a Major in the United States Air Force. Includes Group Discussion Topics for reading clubs that review this book.
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Elizabeth Ciufo Waters
Elizabeth Ciufo Waters is a long-time writer, but a relatively new author. She delights in telling stories based on real-life events and experiences and is currently working on a children’s series called “Better with Betsy,” which is about growing up on a small farm, in a rural town in southwestern Colorado. She published her first book called “Skip’s Dog, Lola,” a non-fiction children’s book about her daughter’s experience volunteering for a non-profit organization that trained service dogs for disabled military veterans.
Elizabeth sometimes called Liz, and called Betsy by her family, has personal journals dating back to 1973, including one she wrote as an Army First Lieutenant during the Persian Gulf War from 1990 – 1991, which is the basis for this memoir.
Born in San Mateo, California in the early 1960s, she grew up in Santa Clara, then Rochester, NY, then Denver, but mostly in a small town on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. She graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, with a Bachelor’s in Education; and from Western Michigan University with a Master’s in Education.
Elizabeth served in the US Army, US Army Reserve, and the US Air Force Reserve consecutively, from 1984 – 1992, is a former Army paratrooper, Desert Storm combat veteran, and retired as a Major in 2005. She married an Air Force officer and traipsed around the country with him for 24 years, raising and homeschooling twins. They now reside in northern California on a small hobby farm.
Liz is the granddaughter of Italian immigrants who came through Ellis Island in the 1920s and carries a strong sense of family and roots that reach back to Europe. The name Ciufo (pronounced Choo Foe) is her maiden name straight from her first-generation Italian father. She loves: cooking; providing hospitality to friends, family, and Airbnb guests; hanging out with her young adult children; reading; crafting and trash-to-treasure projects; gardening; writing; and all manner of other things too numerous to mention.
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