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Encyclopedia of the veteran in America

Author: William Pencak
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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They have been celebrated for valor and ostracized for participating in unpopular wars. They have received the thanks of a grateful nation in the form of national holidays, numerous veterans' associations, and the GI Bill, and yet have suffered through adversity, from homelessness to post traumatic stress syndrome. They are the nation's veterans, and whether career soldiers or ordinary citizens called to duty, their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of the veteran in America.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2009
(DLC) 2009020928
(OCoLC)354817527
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Pencak
ISBN: 9780313087592 0313087598 9780313087608 0313087601 9780313087615 031308761X 1282535536 9781282535534
OCLC Number: 613959407
Description: 1 online resource (xlviii, 757 pages)
Contents: List of entries --
List of primary documents --
Guide to related topics --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Timeline --
The encyclopedia --
Primary documents --
Appendix I: monuments, memorials, and museums : a state by state guide --
Appendix II: veterans' organizations --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: William Pencak, editor.

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A comprehensive encyclopedia that describes the experiences of American veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present.  Read more...

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