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The Resource American veterans on war : personal stories from World War II to Afghanistan, by Elise Forbes Tripp

American veterans on war : personal stories from World War II to Afghanistan, by Elise Forbes Tripp

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American veterans on war : personal stories from World War II to Afghanistan
Title
American veterans on war
Title remainder
personal stories from World War II to Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
by Elise Forbes Tripp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tripp, an author, former international relations counselor for United Nations affairs, and American history teacher, relates stories of 55 American veterans aged 20 to 90 who fought in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and Iraq and Afghanistan. Recorded in 2009 and 2010 and presented in their own words, the stories discuss subjects such as the reasons they were given to fight, what they believed in when fighting, their views on when wars are worth fighting and what missions can and can't be won, the costs and benefits of US intervention, coping with hostile forces not in uniform, not knowing who is a friend or enemy, the consequences post-combat, post-traumatic stress disorder issues, aspects such as POW experiences and waterboarding, and their current perspectives on the purposes, effects, and legacy of these wars. She precedes the stories with a brief history of wars before World War II. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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10103177
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DLC
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Tripp, Elise Forbes
Dewey number
355.0092273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • United States
  • Veterans
  • War
  • Public opinion
Target audience
adult
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personal stories from World War II to Afghanistan
Label
American veterans on war : personal stories from World War II to Afghanistan, by Elise Forbes Tripp
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2011023525
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 455 p.
Isbn
9781566568678
Lccn
2011023525
Other physical details
ill.
Label
American veterans on war : personal stories from World War II to Afghanistan, by Elise Forbes Tripp
Publication
Control code
2011023525
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 455 p.
Isbn
9781566568678
Lccn
2011023525
Other physical details
ill.

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