When the War Came Home: The Inside Story of Reservists and the Families They Leave Behind

When the War Came Home: The Inside Story of Reservists and the Families They Leave Behind

by Stacy Bannerman
     
 

Part-memoir, part wake-up call, When the War came Home bring the plight of reservists in the Iraqi war and their families to the public eye. The book provides an insider's view of the battle on the American Home Front over the war that polarized a nation, determined an election, and defined an era.See more details below

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Part-memoir, part wake-up call, When the War came Home bring the plight of reservists in the Iraqi war and their families to the public eye. The book provides an insider's view of the battle on the American Home Front over the war that polarized a nation, determined an election, and defined an era.

Editorial Reviews

Emily Yellin
Bannerman is a career peace and human rights activist, whose husband, Lorin, a sergeant in the National Guard, was called up to serve in Iraq. She uses the challenges the couple face in reconciling his war work with her peace work as a focal point of When the War Came Home. And she makes important points, such as showing that the most passionate activism against this war is not on college campuses but in the households of those with the most at stake, the primarily blue-collar military families. Yet Bannerman is strongest when she sticks to her own feelings of anger, frustration and heartache at her husband's absence.
— The Washington POst

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826417954
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/08/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

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