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Binding Their Wounds: America's Assault on Its Veterans
     

Binding Their Wounds: America's Assault on Its Veterans

by Robert J. Topmiller, T. Kirby Neill
 

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ISBN-10: 1594515727

ISBN-13: 9781594515729

Pub. Date: 04/28/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The victims of US military campaigns are usually nameless civilians in far away places, but there are also victims closer to home - the soldiers so often used and then discarded by the establishment. Binding Their
Wounds is a book about US veterans written by a US veteran - Bob 'Doc' Topmiller. Topmiller fought in Vietnam, founded a school for orphans there, and

Overview

The victims of US military campaigns are usually nameless civilians in far away places, but there are also victims closer to home - the soldiers so often used and then discarded by the establishment. Binding Their
Wounds is a book about US veterans written by a US veteran - Bob 'Doc' Topmiller. Topmiller fought in Vietnam, founded a school for orphans there, and become a professor of history before he tragically committed suicide. Close friend and scholar Kerby Neill stepped in to complete the book. The result is a history of US veterans and their treatment by the US establishment from the early republic to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Binding
Their Wounds offers policy recommendations to improve post-conflict treatment and care for veterans which are long overdue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515729
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword George C. Herring vii

Preface and Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1 "Help Me, Doc" 1

Chapter 2 The VA's Story 19

Chapter 3 Atomic Veterans 49

Chapter 4 Agent Orange Peter Berres 73

Chapter 5 Gulf War Syndrome 93

Chapter 6 War and the Human Psyche of America's Veterans 117

Chapter 7 Veterans' Suicides 139

Chapter 8 The VA Today 155

Chapter 9 "Help Us, Doc," to Avoid the Next War 175

Notes 195

Index 219

About the Authors 231

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