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When War Becomes Personal Soldiers' Accounts from the Civil War to Iraq

ISBN-10: 1587296802

ISBN-13: 9781587296802

Edition: 2008

Authors: Donald Anderson

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Donald Anderson, a former U.S. Air Force officer, has compiled a haunting anthology of personal essays and short memoirs that span more than 100 years of warfare. Alvord White Clements-himself a veteran of the Second World War-introduces his grandfather Isaac N. Clementsrsquo;s Civil War memoir; the novelist Paul West writes of his father, a British veteran of World War I, as well as of his own boyhood recollections of the London Blitz. John Wolfe details the life-changing and life-threatening injuries he sustained in Vietnam and the hallucinations he experienced afterward. Second Gulf War veteran Jason Armagost traces his journey to Iraq through the history of literature and the books he brought with him to the war zone. The thirteen essays inWhen War Becomes Personaltell the enduring truths of battle, stripping away much of the romance, myth, and fantasy. Soldiers more than anyone know what they are capable of destroying; when they write about war, they are trying to preserve the world.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication date: 9/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

War, Memory, Imagination: A Prologue
Visions of War, Dreams of Peace
A Civil War Memoir
My Chickamauga
My Father at War
Hang the Enola Gay
A Boy's Blitz
Notes from Ban Me Thuot
A Different Species of Time
Voices
A Boatman's Story
Shadow Soldier
Wandering Souls
Quarry
Things to Pack When You're Bound for Baghdad
Canon Fodder: An Epilogue
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