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The Resource Soldier from the war returning : the greatest generation's troubled homecoming from World War II, Thomas Childers

Soldier from the war returning : the greatest generation's troubled homecoming from World War II, Thomas Childers

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Soldier from the war returning : the greatest generation's troubled homecoming from World War II
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Soldier from the war returning
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the greatest generation's troubled homecoming from World War II
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Thomas Childers
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Soldier from the war returning
Title variation remainder
the greatest generations troubled homecoming from World War II
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Language
eng
Summary
One of our great national myths surrounds the men and women who fought in World War II. The Greatest Generation, we're told, fought heroically, then returned to America happy, healthy and well-adjusted. They quickly and cheerfully went on with rebuilding their lives. Here, historian Thomas Childers shatters that myth. He interweaves the intimate story of three families--including his own--with a decade's worth of research to paint an entirely new picture of the war's aftermath. Drawing on government documents, interviews, oral histories and diaries, he reveals that 10,000 veterans a month were being diagnosed with psycho-neurotic disorder (now known as PTSD). Alcoholism, homelessness, and unemployment were rampant, leading to a skyrocketing divorce rate. Many veterans bounced back, but their struggle has been lost in a wave of nostalgia that threatens to undermine a new generation of returning soldiers. This book is a stark reminder that the price of war is unimaginably high.--From publisher description
Summary
One of our great national myths surrounds the men and women who fought in World War II. The Greatest Generation, we're told, fought heroically, then returned to America happy, healthy and well-adjusted. They quickly and cheerfully went on with rebuildingtheir lives. Here, historian Thomas Childers shatters that myth. He interweaves the intimate story of three families--including his own--with a decade's worth of research to paint an entirely new picture of the war's aftermath. Drawing on government documents, interviews, oral histories and diaries, he reveals that 10,000 veterans a month were being diagnosed with psycho-neurotic disorder (now known as PTSD). Alcoholism, homelessness, and unemployment were rampant, leading to a skyrocketing divorce rate.Many veterans bounced back, but their struggle has been lost in a wave of nostalgia that threatens to undermine a new generation of returning soldiers. This book is a stark reminder that the price of war is unimaginably high.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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305035
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DLC
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1946-
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Childers, Thomas
Dewey number
940.53/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.V42
LC item number
U635 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Gold, Michael
  • Allen, Willis
  • Childers, Tom
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
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adult
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the greatest generation's troubled homecoming from World War II
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Soldier from the war returning : the greatest generation's troubled homecoming from World War II, Thomas Childers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-325) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
"When this bloody war is over". Anticipation ; Shock ; Anxiety -- "Soldier from the wars returning". As if nothing ever happened ; Open wounds ; "It's been a long, long time" -- Echoes of war. "The war's over, soldier" ; Aftershocks ; Picking up the pieces
Control code
ocn262426524
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780618773688
Lccn
2008052952
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)262426524
Label
Soldier from the war returning : the greatest generation's troubled homecoming from World War II, Thomas Childers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"When this bloody war is over". Anticipation ; Shock ; Anxiety -- "Soldier from the wars returning". As if nothing ever happened ; Open wounds ; "It's been a long, long time" -- Echoes of war. "The war's over, soldier" ; Aftershocks ; Picking up the pieces
Control code
ocn262426524
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780618773688
Lccn
2008052952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)262426524

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