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Paying with their bodies : American war and the problem of the disabled veteran

Paying with their bodies : American war and the problem of the disabled veteran

Author: John M Kinder
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016. ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
"Christian Bagge, an Iraq War veteran, lost both his legs in a roadside bomb attack on his Humvee in 2006. Months after the accident, outfitted with sleek new prosthetic legs, he jogged alongside President Bush for a photo op at the White House. The photograph served many functions, one of them being to revive faith in an American martial ideal--that war could be fought without permanent casualties, and that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Kinder
ISBN: 9780226420714 022642071X 9780226210094 022621009X
OCLC Number: 944157457
Description: viii, 358 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The industrialization of injury: Thomas H. Graham --
"To bind up the nation's wounds": how the disabled veteran became a problem: Arthur Guy Empey --
"The horror for which we are waiting": anxieties of injury in World War I --
The aftermath of battle: Elsie Ferguson in "Hero Land" --
"Thinking ahead of the crippled years": carrying on in an age of normalcy --
Sunday at the hippodrome --
"The cripple ceases to be": the rehabilitation movement in Great War America --
Mobilizing injury --
The sweet bill --
"For the living dead I work and pray": veterans' groups and the benefits of buddyhood --
Forget-me-not day --
"For the mem'ry of warriors wracked with pain": disabled doughboys and American memory: James M. Kirwin --
"What is wrong with this picture?": disabled veterans in interwar peace culture: Harold Russell --
"The shiny plate of prestige": disabled veterans in the American century: Tammy Duckworth --
Epilogue: Toward a new veteranology.
Other Titles: American war and the problem of the disabled veteran
Responsibility: John M. Kinder.


What are the nation's obligations to those who fight in its name? And when does war's legacy of disability outweigh the nation's interests at home and abroad? This book examines the history of  Read more...


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"We hear a lot about the 'human cost of war,' but Kinder's book not only exposes us to its dismembering horror, but also asks us to follow disabled service-personnel back into the civilian world Read more...

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