This history of World War II as told from the African American perspective looks at the bravery and patriotism of the one million black men and women who served in the face of unfathomable racism.
Drawing on rich source materials as well as his own deep understanding of trauma and war, the author documents the friendship between two great WWI poets and patients at Craiglockhart War Hospital for treatment of shell shock to investigate the roots of what we now know as PTSD.
300 remarkable women known as “The Hello Girls” were selected to operate the vital communications network that helped win WWI. Each came from a different geographic and economic background, but they were united in their fierce patriotism and determination to prove that women had a role to play on the war front, not just the home front.
Twenty-five veterans describe and meditate on the way combat has changed in the decade since U.S. forces arrived in Iraq and Afghanistan through this collection of short stories from Elliot Ackerman, Benjamin Busch, Brandon Caro, Teresa Fazio and many more.
The first Black women allowed to serve in the army, Grace Steele and Eliza Jones, helping form the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, navigate their way through the segregated ranks, finally making it overseas where they do their parts for the country they love.
In 1917, Grace Banker from New Jersey, Marie Moissec from France, and Valerie DeSmedt, originally from Belgium, are recruited as telephone operators, aka switchboard soldiers, to help American forces communicate between troops as bombs fall around them.
This inspirational story follows a small group of veterans, scientists and Quaker-inspired pacifists and their Vietnamese partners as they used their moral authority, scientific and political ingenuity and sheer persistence to heal the horrors left in the wake of the military engagement in Southeast Asia.
Inspired by a true story, three best friends from Mobile, Alabama are captured in the Philippines during WWII–they vow to return home together. They struggle to survive against impossible odds that becomes known as the Bataan Death March.
Collecting 15 original essays from American veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, this book offers first-hand perspectives on what made America’s post-9/11 wars such costly and misguided exercises in futility, documenting how the world’s self-proclaimed greatest military power went so badly astray.