Special Collections

Resources for Returning Veterans

Description: A special collection for veterans returning from military service and adjusting to civilian life.


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Operation Drumbeat: Germany's U-boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II

by Michael Gannon

An account of Germany's little known U-boat campaign against merchant shipping along the North American Atlantic coast during the first six months of 1942. It also documents the failure of the US Navy to meet the German attack.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: World War II

A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-torn Skies of World War II

by Adam Makos and Larry Alexander

Five days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: World War II

Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

by Mitchell Zuckoff

On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over "Shangri-La," a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: World War II

The War Come Home: Disabled Veterans in Britain and Germany, 1914-1939

by Deborah Cohen

"This impressive book offers a powerful set of insights into the lasting effects of the First World War and the different ways in which belligerent states came to terms with the war's consequences."

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: World War I

Dirty Work

by Larry Brown

The stories of two injured Vietnam veterans.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

by Tamara L. Britton

Provides background information on the Vietnam War and on the memorial that was built to honor those who died during this conflict.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

Buddha's Child: My Fight to Save Vietnam

by Nguyen Cao Ky and Marvin J. Wolf

The former prime minister of South Vietnam recalls the pivotal events, major personalities, and previously unknown aspects of Vietnam's two-decade debacle.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

The Lotus Eaters

by Tatjana Soli

A unique and sweeping debut novel of an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War, as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

Voices From The Wall

by Jan C. Scruggs

A collection of short stories and poems about visits to the Vietnam memorial, and the memories it evokes.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

by Jonathan Shay

In this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

Heart of a Patriot

by Max Cleland and Ben Raines

By the time he had reached middle age, Max Cleland thought he had nothing to live for. Vietnam had left him a triple amputee. He had lost his seat in the U.S. Senate, and in the grip of depression he had lost his fiancée, too.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

Our Vietnam: The War 1954-1975

by A. J. Langguth

This book brings out the American story regarding the Vietnam War, covering the important events from 1954 to 1975. Written from a journalistic point of view; it includes the happenings witnessed by the author, A. J.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

A Wall of Names: The Story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

by Judy Donnelly

Surveys the history of the Vietnam War, chronicles the construction of the Vietnam Memorial, and discusses what the Memorial means to many Americans.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

by Karl Marlantes

Intense, powerful, and compelling, Matterhorn is an epic Vietnam war novel in the tradition of Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead and James Jones' The Thin Red Line.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines with an Army Nurse in Vietnam

by Winnie Smith

A former member of the Army Nurse Corps in Vietnam recalls her tour of duty and her difficult adjustment to civilian life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Vietnam

Remembering Trauma

by Richard J. Mcnally

A study of post traumatic stress syndrome.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Veterans Health, Body & Mind

The PTSD Breakthrough: The Revolutionary, Science-based Compass Reset Program

by Frank Lawlis

The Proven, Scientific Approach to Conquering PTSD and Defeating the Disorder.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Veterans Health, Body & Mind

Invisible Wounds of War: Summary and Recommendations for Addressing Psychological and Cognitive Injuries

by Terri Tanielian and Lisa H. Jaycox and Grant N. Marshall and M. Audrey Burnam and Terry L. Schell

A comprehensive study of the post-deployment health-related needs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury among veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Veterans Health, Body & Mind

The Way of the Wound: A Spirituality of Trauma and Transformation

by Robert Grant

The implications of traumatic events assault things once considered sacred and beyond reproach. Trauma brutally demonstrates that rational and logical consciousness cannot manage certain painful dimensions of life.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Veterans Health, Body & Mind

Memory, War and Trauma

by Nigel C. Hunt

Many millions of people are affected by the trauma of war. Psychologists have a good understanding of how experiences of war impact on memory but the significance of external environmental influences is often disregarded.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Veterans Health, Body & Mind

Veterans with a Vision: Canada's War Blinded in Peace and War

by Serge Marc Durflinger

Durflinger (history, the University of Ottawa, Canada) chronicles advocacy by Canadian servicemen blinded in war, highlighting their efforts to help Canadian veterans and all blind citizens.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Veterans Health, Body & Mind

A Clinical Handbook Practical Therapist Manual

by Donald Meichenbaum

This comprehensive training manual for mental health professionals presents almost all that is known about the assessment and treatment of PTSD.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Veterans Health, Body & Mind

Long-Term Care: How to Plan and Pay for It (6th edition)

by Joseph L. Matthews

Matthews, an attorney, provides a guide to understanding and preparing for long-term care for both those who need it and those setting up or paying for that care.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Veterans Health, Body & Mind

Trauma & Recovery

by Judith Lewis Herman

Trauma & Recovery represents...two decades of research and clinical work with victims of sexual and domestic violence...combat veterans...victims of political terror."

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Category: Veterans Health, Body & Mind


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