Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

American Veterans Return From War

Book - 2009
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The recent media and congressional furor concerning the deplorable conditions facing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan occupations at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the less trumpeted difficulties many recent veterans are facing in receiving adequate care and readjusting to life back home likely came as no surprise to author Taylor (ret., US Army), who describes similar situations throughout American history from the Revolutionary War to the present. He covers such issues as social readjustment and acceptance, job training and placement, medical care and disability compensation, education, retirement, burial. He also provides coverage of the often-differing experiences of women and minority veterans. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Naval Inst Pr
From the Revolutionary War through the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, this book is the first to concisely document and link the often bittersweet experiences of American veterans coming home from war. Richard Taylor delves into memoirs, diaries, and interviews to show how war changed these men and women and how they learned to deal with their experiences. To chronicle their struggles throughout U.S. history, Taylor opens each chapter with a battlefield vignette designed to take the reader back to a given conflict. This is followed by an explanation of the situation at home and the reception veterans faced upon their return, including the evolving response of the federal government to veterans' needs and benefits. Among the issues Taylor explores are social readjustment and acceptance, job training and placement, medical care and disability compensation, education, retirement, and burial. The work also discusses the treatment of women and minority veterans.

Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, 2009
Edition: 1st Naval Institute Press pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781591148586
1591148588
Characteristics: p. cm
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Sandra Wright

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