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The Resource Why soldiers miss war : the journey home, Nolan Peterson

Why soldiers miss war : the journey home, Nolan Peterson

Label
Why soldiers miss war : the journey home
Title
Why soldiers miss war
Title remainder
the journey home
Statement of responsibility
Nolan Peterson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ask most combat veterans to name the worst experience of their lives, and they'll probably tell you it was war. But ask them to choose the best experience of their life, and they'll usually say it was war, too. For someone who has not been to war, this is nearly impossible to understand. The spectrum of emotions experienced by a combat veteran is far wider than that experienced in civilian life and for that reason it can be hard for a veteran to re-assimilate to civilian life. Ask a combat veteran about this, it's a common feeling.What is it about war that soldiers miss? This is a question that every civilian should try to understand. Weaving together a wide range of stories from the flight deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier off Syria to climbing a forbidden Himalayan pass into Tibet, this moving and insightful book explains one of the most everlasting human pursuits -- war. But its focus isn't solely war; it is also about coming home and confronting another kind of struggle, which we all share -- the search for happiness.In this collection, Peterson writes of war from the perspective of both a combatant and a witness taking the reader from combat missions over Afghanistan as an Air Force special operations pilot to the frontlines against ISIS in Iraq, and the trench and tank battles of the war in Ukraine. Interweaving his frontline reports with a narrative about his own transformation from a combat pilot to a war journalist, Peterson explores a timeless paradox -- why does coming home from war feel like such a disappointment?" --
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, Nolan
Dewey number
355.1150973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB356
LC item number
.P48 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Veteran reintegration
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • United States
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • Veteran reintegration
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
Label
Why soldiers miss war : the journey home, Nolan Peterson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089439826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 186 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612007731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Why soldiers miss war : the journey home, Nolan Peterson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089439826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 186 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612007731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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