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What have we done : the moral injury of our longest wars / David Wood.

Author/creator Wood, David Bowne author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Copyright Notice ©2016
Descriptionx, 291 pages ; 25 cm
Contents The baptismal font -- It's wrong, but you have no choice -- Regardless of the cost -- The rules: made to be broken -- A friend was liquefied -- Just war -- Trotting heart, shell shock, moral injury -- Grief is a combat injury -- It's really about killing -- Vulnerable -- Betrayed -- War crime -- Atheists in the foxholes -- Home -- The touchy-feely tough guys -- Listen.
Abstract Most Americans are now familiar with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book, David Wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. It is a call to listen intently to our newest generation of veterans, and to ponder the inevitable human costs of putting American "boots on the ground" as new wars approach, -- adapted from book jacket.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographic references and index.
ISBN0316264156 hardcover
ISBN9780316264150 hardcover

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