Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War

By Ruth W. Crockerbookcover

Publication Date: May 17, 2014
294 pages
6″ x 9″ paperback
Print ISBN: 978-1-940863-00-9
Price: $16.95


Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal for excellence in nonfiction. Winner of Military Writers Society of America Award for Excellence!

“A secret is revealed long after the battlefield death of a beloved and courageous army officer. His young widow, in an act of love, is inspired to climb to the treacherous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps to find solace, only to discover years later that those who survived the war – his comrades devoted to keeping his memory alive – would bring the ultimate healing into her life. A compelling true story for those who seek to understand the sources of resilience and emotional transformation following heartbreaking loss and personal sacrifice and showing the tenacious will of the human spirit to heal.”

This memoir illustrates how we find hope and can reconnect to one another (and to ourselves) when we have experienced inescapable tragedy, and how we search for meaning and peace even when we don’t know we are searching. In the most devastating circumstances, there is an inner strength driving us to find inner peace, wholeness and connection.


Ruth W. Crocker’s essays have been recognized in Best American Essays and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of several magazine and journal articles that have been featured in The Gettysburg Review, Grace Magazine, O-Dark-Thirty, T.A.P.S. Magazine, and The Saturday Evening Post. She lives in Mystic, Connecticut.

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