eBook Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313087598
  • ISBN-13: 9780313087592
  • DDC: 305.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009
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From the American Revolution to today’s conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America captures the experiences and lives of our nation’s veterans in a comprehensive, unprecedented way. It is the first major reference work focused exclusively on an American soldier’s view of military life during war and the often difficult return to civilian life and peacetime afterward.

Encyclopedia of the Veteran in America comprises over 100 insightful entries that include major examinations of the American Revolution, Civil War, World Wars I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Gulf, Afghan, and Iraq Wars, plus brief reviews of other conflicts. In addition, it highlights the specific experiences of POWs, MIAs, and their families, as well as African Americans, women, and American Indian soldiers. Additional entries focus on key historic figures like Theodore Roosevelt and General Douglas MacArthur, veterans’ organizations like the American Legion and the VFW, legislative initiatives, and the full range of memorials and monuments dedicated to our fighting men and women.