About the Book
In “Ways of War,” Anna Windsor sees nothing but perfection as she looks into the eyes of her newborn daughter. It appears the life she has wished for is unfolding perfectly—until the realities of the Vietnam War encroach on her dreams. Now Anna must come to terms with new challenges as her husband, Grant, tells her that he has received orders to join the fight a world away in Southeast Asia. Time does not stand still for Anna and baby Jessica while Grant does his best to defend his country amid a controversial war. Instead, she finds herself in the middle of her own battle when tragedy strikes just as she returns to work at a university. After she unveils a secret with the potential to end her life, Anna is befriended by a man who is battling internal demons of his own. As she is propelled on a dangerous journey where she must make difficult choices, a mystery unfolds, exposing Anna to an entirely new existence where nothing is certain. In this historical tale set during the Vietnam War, a young mother who unwittingly becomes a pawn in a life she never wanted is about to discover that the future is never guaranteed until it becomes her present reality.
Interesting Facts about Ways of War
- The story takes place in Madison, Wisconsin where Anna Windsor is a professor of history at the Univerisity of Wisconsin.
- This university gained a reputation for being quite a radical campus during the 1960’s: students marched in protest, confronted army recruiters, and burned draft cards throughout the war. Some of these are highlighted in “Ways of War”.
- The University of Wisconsin was one of the earlier institutions to institute Teach-ins as early as 1965.
- In 1967 UW students protested against Dow Chemical, the maker of napalm. This protest is mentioned in “Ways of War”.
- In Wisconsin alone, more than 57,000 residents served in Southeast Asia. Of those 57,000 1,239 did not return home.
- Ways of War touches on the subject of mind control and government programs such as MKULTRA, Operation Paperclip, and Operation Bluebird.
- There is an underlying message in Ways of War. Though the book is about the Vietnam War, it is also about the inner struggle of humanity. Good versus evil in mind and deed.
- You will see similarities in the emotions that are shared throughout history as war continues to plague our planet and destroy the hope of peace.
- The people in the story are fictitious, the pain and suffering are very real. Just ask those who lived through it.
About the Author
Tracy Gregory was born in Concord, New Hampshire and raised in Soldotna, Alaska. She is married and currently lives in New Hampshire where she raised her two daughters. Tracy holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration. She worked as a Web Administrator and Benefits Administrator until turning to a writing career. She is the Author of a series of poetry and of the blog site Traces of TracyGregory (www.tlgregory.com)
Why Would You Read “Ways of War”
“Ways of War” is a story that stands the test of time. It’s a story that humankind experiences in every generation. It’s the unending tale of perseverance and survival. “Ways of War” is the novel that brings the generations together as they realize that though wars are experienced during different lifetimes, the personal experience is a shared one.
The pain and suffering experienced are no more or no less across time and space. We all suffer the consequence of war. “Ways of War is a reminder to those who have yet to experience the pain.
“Ways of War” also touches on the sensitive topic of government interference and control. As long as there have been governments there has been lies and deceit. Our government is no exception. In “Ways of War” we see this first hand.
It’s said that the mind is a terrible thing to waste. The government believes this also. In “Ways of War” you see the government takes liberties with this statement and wastes nothing; neither time nor energy, as they destroy the most precious resource; its people.
“Ways of War” is a story about war; the external war of countries and governments, the domestic war on people and policies and the internal war of good and evil. Read “Ways of War” and see which of these wars you are fighting in your life today.
Sample Interview Questions
1. What made you write a book about War?
2. You say the people are the story. But the story wouldn’t exist without the War. So doesn’t that make the story about the war?
3. You said the book does address the War. How do you think some of our Veterans will take Ways of War?
4. Could you give a brief overview of Ways of War?
5. You seem to have a great respect for our men and women in uniform. Is Ways of War part of their legacy?
6. If you could say one thing to the men and women of our armed forces, what would that be?
So what’s next?
Ways of War has been released, is it time to take a breather? Is “Ways of War” the end of the story? These are questions you may be asking as you close the cover on “Ways of War”. Well, the story doesn’t end there. The tale continues with “Usher of Truth” which should be available in the fall. I am looking forward to continuing the saga of the Windsor family and their life experiences. I am excited to weave the words into a tapestry of a tale of love and hate, deceit, and deception while giving the reader hope that good does win over evil. Buy Now