Elizabeth Samet is the winner of the 2007 L. A. Times Book Award in the current interest category for A Soldier's Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point. "Robert Pinsky, writing in New York Times Book Review, says, "To her great credit, Samet does not draw easy conclusions in `Solder's Heart.' By writing a thoughtful, attentive, stereo-type breaking book about her 10 years as a civilian teacher of literature at the Military Academy, she offers a significant perspective on the crucial social and political force of honor: a principle of behavior at the intersection of duty and imagination . . . Samet. . . should be heeded by journalists and politicians."
Elizabeth Samet has agreed to be our guest blogger for the week of May 19.