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Veterans Health, Body & Mind

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

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

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.

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

by Matthews, Joseph L.

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.

Memory, War and Trauma

by Hunt, Nigel C.

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.

Remembering Trauma

by Mcnally, Richard J.

A study of post traumatic stress syndrome.

Shadows of War: A Social History of Silence in the Twentieth Century

by Ben-Ze'Ev, Efrat and Ginio, Ruth and Winter, Jay

Silence lies between forgetting and remembering. This book explores how different societies have constructed silences to enable men and women to survive and make sense of the catastrophic consequences of armed conflict.

Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War

by Brock, Rita Nakashima and Lettini, Gabriella

The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides.

The Body Keeps the Score

by Bessel van der Kolk

A pioneering researcher and one of the world's foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing.

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

by Lawlis, Frank

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

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

by Grant, Robert

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.

Trauma & Recovery

by Herman, Judith Lewis

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

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

by Durflinger, Serge Marc

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.

Biographies, Memoirs & Personal Experience

American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military, from the Revolution to Desert Storm

by Buckley, Gail

A dramatic and moving tribute to the military's unsung heroes, American Patriots tells the story of the black servicemen and women who defended American ideals on the battlefield, even as they faced racism in the ranks and segregation on the home

Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans

by Terry, Wallace

"Simply the most powerful and moving book that has emerged on this topic." UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL. The national bestseller that tells the truth of about Vietnam from the black soldiers' perspective.

Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America

by Pencak, William

A comprehensive encyclopedia that describes the experiences of American veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present.

If I Die in a Combat Zone

by O'Brien, Tim

Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam.

In the Shadow of Freedom: A Heroic Journey to Liberation, Manhood, and America

by Missamou, Tchicaya and Sentell, Travis

FROM POVERTY TO WEALTH, FROM The CONGO TO AMERICA, AND FROM CHILD SOLDIER TO U. S. MARINE Born into the Congolese wilderness, Tchicaya Missamou became a child soldier at age 11.

My Four Worlds

by Eze, Smart

"My Four Worlds" is an autobiography of a blinded war veteran. Smart Eze, was born in Nigeria, began his eduacation, but was unable to attend college due to financial reasons. Then the Biafran-Nigerian civil war erupted, and he was a Biafran soldier. He became blind in a bomb explosion at age 23.

Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace

by Kingston, Maxine Hong

A collection of essays, poems, and stories of 82 veterans from five wars.

Warriors: Portraits from the Battlefield

by Hastings, Max

Heroism in battle has been celebrated throughout history, yet it is one of the least understood virtues. What makes some men and women perform extraordinary deeds on the battlefield? What makes them risk their lives in the pursuit of victory?

Returning Resources

Back from War: Finding Hope and Understanding in Your Life after Combat

by Alley, Lee

For the first time, the physical and emotional problems that returning Veterans of WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq are suffering are discussed openly and with heart-wrenching candor.

Career Counseling for People with Disabilities: A Practical Guide to Finding Employment

by Wolffe, Karen E.

A text for use in courses in rehabilitation counseling, educational psychology, and special education, also useful for practicing counselors and educators.

Courage After Fire: Coping Strategies for Troops Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families

by Best, Suzanne and Domenici, Paula and Armstrong, Keith

The bravery displayed by our soldiers at war is commonly recognized. However, often forgotten is the courage required by veterans when they return home and suddenly face reintegration into their families, workplaces, and communities.

Down Range: A Transitioning Veteran's Career Guide to Life's Next Phase

by Murphy, James D. and Duke, William M.

Military veterans prepare for the next mission in their careers Written by veterans who have successfully made the transition, Down Range offers career planning guidance to U.S. military veterans coming off active duty.

Down Range: To Iraq and Back

by Cantrell, Bridget C. and Dean, Chuck

Today, we are no different than those warriors of the past. We can, however, be better trained and better equipped to meet the challenges of post-war adjustment. Just as we can be prepared to handle the demands of battle with state-of-the art training and equipment, we can also prepare to survive the aftermath. This is what "Down Range" is about.

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