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
     
 
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)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Topmiller joined the Navy at seventeen and served as a hospitalman with the Marines at Khe Sanh, Vietnam. Later a businessman and professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University, “Doc” Topmiller wrote two books on Vietnam: The Lotus Unleashed: The Buddhist Peace Movement in South Vietnam 1964–1966 (2002) and Red Clay on My Boots: Encounters with Khe Sanh 1968 to 2005 (2007). He was working on Binding Their Wounds when he died. He left a wife, three children, and three grandchildren.

T. Kerby Neill is a Navy veteran and clinical psychologist. Dr. Neill worked in the VA and later spent most of his career as a child psychologist. He is the author of Helping Others Help Children: Clinical Supervision of Child Psychotherapy (2006). Retired from psychology in 2004, he devotes much of his time to peace education. He is married, a father, and grandfather.

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