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Author Wood, David Bowne, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    172.42 WOO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description x, 291 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages [277]-282) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject War -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Veterans -- Mental health -- United States.
Military ethics -- United States.
War -- Psychological aspects.
Veteran reintegration.
Added Title Moral injury of our longest wars
ISBN 9780316264150 (hardcover) : $28.00
0316264156 (hardcover)

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