Cloudbreak: Stories of Our Times (Paperback)
Author Glen Hines follows up his highly regarded first book, Document, with a new anthology of articles, stories, and fiction based on the momentous events in the first years of the new millennium. As in Document, the subject-matter is diverse and wide-ranging: Serving in America's military in the War on Terror at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the borders of Afghanistan and central Asia; the current state of American football and baseball; the politics of recent mass shootings to working inside our criminal justice system; travel and adventure from the Lost Man's Coast of southwest Florida to the heartland, Lake Tahoe, the American southwest, San Diego, and a few places in between; and navigating a way through the early years of a new century that is shaping up to be as tumultuous as the twentieth, Cloudbreak covers a wide array of topics and is a book you will not want to set down.
A native Texan, Glen Hines was born and raised in Houston and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and George Washington University School of Law in Washington, DC. A reserve Marine Corps officer with over 17 years of active duty service and an attorney by trade, his military career has been spent as a lawyer, prosecutor, judge, and training instructor of foreign prosecutors and judges, and he is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, having served overseas in Iraq, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Naval Station Bahrain, and Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. From 2010 to 2012, he was a senior prosecutor with the Office of Military Commissions where he investigated and prosecuted alleged acts of terrorism committed by detainees alleged to be affiliated with al-Qaeda, and from 2000-2002 and 2012-2014, he served stints as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. He is also a former NCAA Division 1 letterman in football and baseball at Rice University and the University of Arkansas, where he was a member of the 1989 Razorback Southwest Conference champion baseball and football teams that played in the College World Series and the Cotton Bowl. His writing has been published on Sports Illustrated.com, Task and Purpose, Empire South Magazine, and elsewhere.