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A combat veteran is trying to tell the unheard story of what really happened during one of the largest battles of the Iraq war
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    PRE-ORDER THE E-BOOK: On the morning of the book's official release, I will e-mail you a link to your very own DRM-FREE copy of Stryker so you can read the story for yourself!

    [Available in .epub, .pdf, and .html formats]

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    PRE-ORDER THE PAPERBACK BOOK:
    Includes the e-book and one 5.5" x 8.5" trade paperback copy of Stryker! [Shipping included. Orders will be processed at the printing house at least SEVEN DAYS BEFORE the official release date. International backers, please add $10.]

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    PRE-ORDER THE DIGITAL AUDIOBOOK: Includes the e-book and a link to the DRM free, high-definition digital audiobook as soon as it's done! Hear Stryker in my own voice, exactly as I would've told the tale if we were face-to-face! [A link to the e-book will be provided on the morning of the official release date. A link to the audio book will be provided upon completion of the finished product. Both digital formats will be DRM-free.]

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    PRE-ORDER "THE STRYKER BUNDLE": Includes all of the above plus one free Stryker t-shirt, and a signed and personalized trade paperback copy of Stryker! This is the best way to support the cause! I'll stay up as long as it takes to sign every damn book by hand if I have to, and you'll get up to a page of personalized writing! [Shipping included. Autographed copies will be shipped TWO WEEKS BEFORE the official release date. International backers, please add $10.]

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    PRE-ORDER A LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER COPY OF STRYKER: Includes the e-book, audiobook, and t-shirt, with a limited edition, signed and personalized, full color, Kickstarter-exclusive hardcover copy of Stryker! I'm only making a single print run of these unique books - ever. For that you will get the higher quality of archival-stock paper, a glossy full-color dust jacket, full-color photos from on the ground during the battle, and specially written forward matter addressed to those who supported the cause by purchasing a hardcover copy of Stryker. Each limited edition hardcover copy will come with a special "Thank You" message printed into the forward matter of the book, and a personalized autograph thanking YOU for your contribution to the pre-order campaign. [Shipping included. Limited edition hardcover orders will be shipped THREE WEEKS BEFORE the official release date. International backers, please add $10.]

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    ORDER A PRE-RELEASE GALLEY PACKAGE: Why wait? This includes everything in the LTD Edition Hardcover package PLUS you'll get a pre-print copy of Stryker shipped to you AS SOON AS THE CAMPAIGN IS DONE. Once the money comes in I will be ordering a special print of galley copies for each backer who donated more than $250 dollars to this project. As soon as they're delivered and personalized, I'll mail them off to your doorstep with a special thanks for your contribution! That's at least TWO MONTHS BEFORE the final ship date! (estimated delivery should be a maximum of two weeks after the campaign is over.) That means you'll get your hands on a copy of Stryker MONTHS before anybody else has a chance to read it! [Shipping included. Pre-release galley copies will be shipped ONE DAY AFTER I REACH MY GOAL. The LTD edition hardcover copy will then be sent out ONE FULL MONTH before the official release date. All other products will follow the aforementioned schedule. International backers please add $20.]

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    CONTRIBUTOR'S PACKAGE: Includes everything above, PLUS I will be writing a special list of "Contributors" in the forward matter of the final print-run of the book! See YOUR name in the final copy of Stryker! Everybody who reads the book will know that YOU made a difference - especially since it all comes signed and personalized! [Shipping schedule will follow the pre-release galleries. "Contributor's Packages" will have priority over all other orders. No extra donation is required for international shipping.]

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    THE SPECIAL BENEFACTOR'S PACKAGE: For your amazing contribution to the launch and publication of Stryker, you will receive all of the above, shipped to your doorstep and e-mailed to your inbox as soon AS SOON AS EACH EDITION BECOMES AVAILABLE! That's right: no sitting around and waiting for some plebeian release date. Once I get a final draft of each edition in my hand, it will go right into a box and off to your front door. IN ADDITION: you will receive a special mention in both the Contributor's list AND in the Acknowledgements section of the final print run of the book! Finally, you and a date are formally invited to the book's launch party for helping us out!

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    THE PATRON'S PACKAGE: For your amazing graciousness, you'll get all of the above with on-call "author in residence" privileges, and unlimited personal recounting of the tales whenever you'd like. That's right: you'll get a grizzly bum at your doorstep with everything he needs to camp out in your back yard while he finds out what the hell to do with the rest of his life. Most likely? Write another book. If that's the case, we can just go ahead and keep this option open for my next project...

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