Samuel Gonzalez, Jr.
Samuel Gonzalez, Jr., started his career as a punk rocker in Florida. When he was kicked out of his band on a Vans Warped Tour, he joined the U.S. Army to get new direction, and then he found himself on the front lines in Iraq. While there, he started a band to memorialize a friend, and that band went on tour of Army bases in Iraq. That story became the basis of "The Chords of War," which he worked on with author Christopher Meeks. You can see the book trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXeWblmZq3s&t=10s
The Chords of War
by Christopher Meeks & Samuel Gonzalez, Jr.
Published: November 10, 2017
Inspired by Sam Gonzalez’s true story, "The Chords of War" is the tale of punk rock teenager Max Rivera from Florida, who seeks purpose as he tries to understand why his life always teeters between music and mayhem. After he's kicked out of his band on tour, he joins the Army and finds himself in the surge in Iraq. To deal with the horrors, he creates a band. Will Max and his friends make it?
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