Saturday, February 6, 2010

"My Last War" Wins 2009 DIY Book Festival

I am proud to announce that my book, "My Last War: A Vietnam Veteran's Tour in Iraq," has won the 2009 DIY Book Festival.

The Book Festival news release follows:

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LOS ANGELES (February 4, 2010) The story of an Army veteran who served in Vietnam and Iraq is the winner of the 2009 DIY Book Festival, which honors independent and self-published books.

“My Last War: A Vietnam Veteran’s Tour In Iraq," (published by iUniverse), is the story of Charles M. Grist, one of the few Vietnam veterans to have served as an enlisted soldier in the Iraq war. His daily journal captures his team’s wartime experiences, taking the reader into a life filled with mortar and rocket attacks and the constant threat of ambush.

But Grist’s clear-eyed sense of duty and his compassion for all in the chaos of war is the real focus of the book, which serves as a great reminder of the human side of combat, no matter where a reader stands on the issues.

The competition's award for Best Design went to the Photography/Art category winner, “Contemporary Hawai’i Woodworkers,” by Tiffany DeEtte Shafto and Lynda McDaniel.

Grist and other competition authors and publishers will be honored at a dinner in Los Angeles on February 25 as part of the tenth annual DIY Convention: Do It Yourself in Film, Music & Books.

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Thanks to everyone who has supported my writing efforts - especially those who have bought the book!

Charles M. Grist


  1. From where I can buy this book, it really looks interesting...

  2. There are links on the American Ranger blog or you can go to the website for the book at where there are links for Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. Thanks!