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The untold war : inside the hearts, minds, and souls of our soldiers

Author: Nancy Sherman
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Philosopher, ethicist, and psychoanalyst Nancy Sherman explores the psychological and moral burdens borne by soldiers. At the heart of the book are interviews with soldiers, from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also from Vietnam and World Wars I and II.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Sherman
ISBN: 9780393064810 0393064816
OCLC Number: 317919865
Description: 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Becoming a warrior --
From civilian to soldier --
For cause or comrade? --
Payback --
pt. 2. The battlefield of emotions --
The guilt they carry --
Interrogation: in the moral shadowland --
In the face of torture --
pt. 3. The war after the war --
Loosening the stoic armor --
Body and body parts --
From soldier to civilian --
Epilogue: In memoriam: Ted Westhusing.
Responsibility: Nancy Sherman.
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"Starred Review. At a time when suicide rates among veterans is increasing sharply, this empathic examination of 'the moral weight that soldiers carry on their shoulders' is essential reading."

 
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