American Spirit tells the story about a civil war veteran who experiences PTSD and makes a full recovery. After finishing this novel it was put on my heart to share this book with veterans in hopes that it could be helpful to them. I first donated a copy to every single VA Hospital Library in the US. American Spirit has been clinically approved to be a therapeutic read by the psychiatric community. My research has come to show that literary fiction can have a great impact on the reader. It can help heal emotions and lead toward recovery. I hope my book can find the hands of veterans and be used as a tool for enlightenment.