Binding Their Wounds: Americas Assault on Its Veterans Robert J. Topmiller

ISBN: 9781594515712

Published: April 1st 2011

Hardcover

224 pages


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Binding Their Wounds: Americas Assault on Its Veterans  by  Robert J. Topmiller

Binding Their Wounds: Americas Assault on Its Veterans by Robert J. Topmiller
April 1st 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781594515712 | 4.30 Mb

It is in the nature of our naivete about war that we prepare for combat but rarely for its aftermath. Vietnam vet and historian Robert Doc Topmiller began Binding Their Wounds while he was still struggling with his own PTSD but died before he couldMoreIt is in the nature of our naivete about war that we prepare for combat but rarely for its aftermath. Vietnam vet and historian Robert Doc Topmiller began Binding Their Wounds while he was still struggling with his own PTSD but died before he could finish the book.

Completed by his friends, the book provides an engaging account of America s attitudes and treatment of its veterans, from the revolutionary war forward. Major chapters focus on the failures of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs (and its predecessors) to address the needs of vets exposed to radiation in post World War II military experiments, vets suffering from Gulf War illnesses, and vets exposed to Agent Orange during Vietnam.

Particular attention is given to the persistent issues of trauma and suicide in soldiers and veterans. This volume documents strengths and shortcomings of military and VA responses to the needs of our servicemen and women and suggests ways that we can do better, including the avoidance of armed conflict. Rich in personal accounts of veterans, Doc s own story is compellingly woven into the narrative.



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