All Press Releases for December 12, 2004

New York City Veteran’s Book Shows that Life and Death Can Coexist

Mike W. Bagley is a Vietnam veteran whose inspirational poems show pain and peace coexisting. The Conflict Within reveals the author\'s inner journey, his pain and healing.

    / - PublishAmerica has released “The Conflict Within” by Mike W. Bagley. This book of heartfelt, inspirational poetry shows readers that inner pain and peace can coexist.

Mr. Bagley, who dealt with tragedy in childhood, served as a combat Engineer for five years, most of that time in airborne units. He fought in Vietnam from 1970 to 1972 and returned to civilian life in 1974. The poems in “The Conflict Within” lead us on the inner journey of its author. He experienced the horror and terror of war in the jungles of Vietnam and returned home coping with guilt, anger, rejection and all the classic symptoms of PTSD. He lost other close family members after his return, his employer went out of business, and his first marriage fell apart.

PublishAmerica states “the poems in this book describe the emotions of a true soldier who dealt with conflicting feelings of patriotism for his beloved country and anger about war and killing. The author shares his reflections on life, reveals his pain, and most importantly his realization that life and death can coexist. As his journey progresses through his writing, we can feel his gradual healing, love of his new home and life, and his gentle, upbeat feelings of appreciation for nature and everyday life.”

“The Conflict Within” by Mike W. Bagley, ISBN 1-4137-3863-X, may be ordered directly from the publisher, through the author’s website, and at and

PublishAmerica provides complimentary review copies to legitimate media reviewers who submit their requests in writing through e-mail at [email protected] or fax (301-631-9073)

For further information, contact Duane Oliver Taylor at (570) 619-7983.

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