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The war comes home : Washington's battle against America's veterans

Author: Aaron Glantz
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The War Comes Home is the first book to systematically document the U.S. government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Aaron Glantz, who reported extensively from Iraq during the first three years of this war and has been reporting on the plight of veterans ever since, levels a devastating indictment against the Bush administration for its bald neglect of soldiers and its disingenuous  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Glantz
ISBN: 9780520256125 0520256123
OCLC Number: 225871505
Description: xxiv, 254 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Coming home. A soldier comes home ; Trying to adjust ; A different kind of casualty --
Fighting the Pentagon. The scandal at Walter Reed ; Coming together ; Education ; Drugs, crime, and losing your benefits ; Losing your benefits: personality disorder --
Fighting the VA. Meet the bureaucracy ; Didn't prepare to treat the wounded ; More bureaucracy --
The downward spiral drugs, crime, homelessness, and suicide. Crime ; Homeless on the streets of America ; Suicide ; Suicide after the war ; Fighting back ; A history of neglect ; Winning the battle at home.
Responsibility: Aaron Glantz.
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Documents the US government's neglect of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. This volume compels us to confront how America treats its veterans and to consider what kind of nation deifies  Read more...

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"A breathtaking rebuke to government hypocrisy and an overdue contribution to gaining critical public awareness of this official neglect."--Publishers Weekly "Aaron Glantz puts himself at the Read more...

 
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