For Love of Country

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $43.55
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 61%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $43.55   
  • New (1) from $138.10   
  • Used (2) from $43.55   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


A compelling exploration of sexual victimization in the United States military!

This incisive book offers a unique perspective on rape and sexual harassment in the United States military. Drawn from the experiences of military personnel and presented in their own words, For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military takes an honest and heartfelt look at a pervasive problem. Service veterans speak candidly about a breakdown of values and leadership failure which has perpetrated a culture of abuse. Male and female rape victims reflect on their efforts to serve their country with honor.

Author Terri Spahr Nelson, a decorated United States Army veteran and psychotherapist specializing in sexual trauma recovery, has mixed a compelling chorus of hundreds of personal accounts into a single voice calling for reform. She presents emotional retellings from victims of rape and sexual harassment, with responses from military and congressional leaders. Ms. Nelson offers statistics released from the Pentagon about sexual assault reports, convictions, and the General Accounting Office, and current field research.

For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military presents:

  • personal accounts from survivors
  • unique, inside perspectives from military personnel and veterans
  • commentary from military and congressional leaders
  • Pentagon statistics on sexual assault with conviction and sentencing rates
  • findings and recommendations from the Department of Defense
  • clinical information on issues facing military trauma survivors
For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military serves as a one-of-a-kind resource for professionals, an educational must for military personnel, and a compelling eye-opener to anyone concerned with the preservation of integrity and honor in the United States armed services.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789012210
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: An Introduction to the Problem of Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military
  • Chapter 1. We Have Met the Enemy and the Enemy Is Us
  • What Became of Honor?
  • Codes of Honor and Silence
  • Times Have Changed Us
  • The Trauma of Rape for Service Members
  • A Personal Account of Abuse in the Army
  • Chapter 2. The Weakest Link Exposed
  • The Crisis Surfaces
  • International Cases of Violence
  • Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Times of War
  • Cases Involving High-Ranking Military Leaders
  • Admitting the Problem Exists
  • A Personal Account of Harassment in the Navy
  • Chapter 3. The Truth About Sexual Harassment, Rape, and Sexual Offenders
  • Understanding Sexual Harassment
  • Rape
  • Sexual Offenders
  • A Personal Account of Harassment in the Air Force
  • Part II: How the Military Responds to Sexual Harassment and Rape
  • Chapter 4. Assessing the Problem
  • Number of Cases Reported
  • Conviction Rates and Sentencing
  • Cases Examples and Outcomes
  • A Personal Account of Abuse by a Command Sergeant Major
  • Chapter 5. Inside the Military: Reflections from Women Who Have Been There
  • Women in the Military
  • Perspectives on Sexual Harassment and Rape in the Military
  • Ongoing Dilemmas
  • The Link Between Racial Discrimination and Abuse
  • Obstacles Facing Victims of Abuse
  • Repercussions After Reporting
  • Chapter 6. Positive and Negative Responses to Abuse
  • Personal Perspectives
  • Positive and Favorable Responses
  • Negative and Unfavorable Responses
  • A Personal Account of Rape That Resulted in Pregnancy
  • Part III: The Aftereffects of Rape, Sexual Harassment, and Abuse of Power
  • Chapter 7. Power Failure: The Breakdown of Authority
  • Leadership and Command Response
  • Law Enforcement and Investigative Practices
  • Reactions of Helping Professionals
  • The Military's Response to Sexual Offenders
  • The Case Against Sergeant Major McKinney
  • The ┬ôRape Allegation Checklist┬ö
  • Chapter 8. The High Price of Sexual Harassment and Rape
  • Financial Costs
  • Loss of Personnel
  • The Lasting Emotional Effects for Victims and Their Families
  • Rape and Harassment at the Military Academies
  • Part IV: Confronting the Problem
  • Chapter 9. Suggestions for Victims and for the Military from Survivors of Abuse
  • Report the Abuse
  • Take Action on Your Own Behalf
  • Reach Out for Help
  • Be Responsive to Victims
  • Separate the Victim and the Offender
  • Offer Confidential Counseling
  • Further Suggestions for the Military on Repairing the Damage
  • Moving Forward, Lest History Repeats Itself
  • Power Failure Exemplified: The Death of a Soldier
  • Chapter 10. In Conclusion
  • A Model of Leadership
  • Defining Traits of Effective Military Leaders
  • A Leadership Dilemma: The Drill Sergeant
  • Confronting the Enemy Within
  • A Final Note
  • References
  • Index
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)