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What have we done : the moral injury of our longest wars / David Wood.

Author:
Wood, David Bowne [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York, N.Y. : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
  • ©2016
Εdition:
First edition.
Description:
x, 291 pages ; 25 cm
Summary note:
Most Americans are now familiar with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book, David Wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. It is a call to listen intently to our newest generation of veterans, and to ponder the inevitable human costs of putting American "boots on the ground" as new wars approach. -- adapted from book jacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographic references (pages 277-282) and index.
Contents:
The baptismal font -- It's wrong, but you have no choice -- Regardless of the cost -- The rules: made to be broken -- A friend was liquefied -- Just war -- Trotting heart, shell shock, moral injury -- Grief is a combat injury -- It's really about killing -- Vulnerable -- Betrayed -- War crime -- Atheists in the foxholes -- Home -- The touchy-feely tough guys -- Listen.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Moral injury of our longest wars
ISBN:
  • 0316264156 ((hardcover))
  • 9780316264150 ((hardcover))
LCCN:
2016932416
OCLC:
936532891
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