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Military service and American democracy : from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Author: William A Taylor
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2016]
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who Serves? William Taylor shows us why the changing answers to that question matter, not only to the individuals involved but to the health of American democracy. A pioneering work on the political and social history of American military recruiting since the end of World War II.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William A Taylor
ISBN: 9780700623204 0700623205
OCLC Number: 947148998
Description: xv, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Camp Red Cloud --
The Selective Service idea --
A sound and democratic principle --
Freedom to serve --
Who serves when not all serve? --
Conscription is a tax --
More than ever before --
To serve in silence --
An uneasy relationship --
The nation's conscience --
Individuals of note.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: William A. Taylor.

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