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Veterans Resource Guide: Library Resources
A guide for veterans and people interested in veteran's issues.
It was to be the war to end all wars, and it began at 11:15 on the morning of June 28, 1914, in an outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire called Sarajevo. It would end officially almost five years later. Unofficially, it has never ended: the horrors we live with today were born in the First World War. It left millions--civilians and soldiers--maimed or dead. And it left us with new technologies of death: tanks, planes and submarines; reliable rapid-fire machine guns and field artillery, poison gas and chemical warfare.
It was the first war we could not win. At no other time since World War II have two superpowers met in battle. Hastings, a preeminent military historian, takes us back to the bloody bitter struggle to restore South Korean independence after the Communist invasion of June 1950, using personal accounts from interviews with more than 200 vets.
A companion book to the documentary produced by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories showcases 40 first-person stories from those who fought in America's longest war. From barely-legal sons of Wisconsin to seasoned soldiers, the men and women in these pages make up a diverse collection of voices.
Making the transition from the military to higher education can be tricky, but this guidebook will make the process easy, accessible, and understandable to any current or former member of the Army pursuing higher education.
Most of the 2.5 million men and women who were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan received no education in personal finance during their service. Army veteran Mechel Glass tells how she came home from war 20 years ago and took control of her financial life - and how post-9/11 veterans can, too. Veterans will learn how to build a personal financial action plan that meets their individual needs, understand credit and insurance, avoid scams and develop lifelong habits to stick to a budget.
Military spouse education is often overlooked. With the proliferation of service member programs and benefits, and the spotlight on them, it is not uncommon for spouses to neglect looking into their own educational opportunities and benefits. There are numerous programs and benefits that a spouse may have access to, but they are difficult to find and navigate properly. This book attempts to highlight these possibilities and inform this population that attaining an education is possible regardless of current circumstances.
In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War with testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.
This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, starting in 2007. Focusing on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action, was considered one of the most dangerous posts in the military.
American War Poetry spans the history of the nation, and this anthology presents four centuries of American men and women-soldiers, nurses, reporters, and embattled civilians-writing about war. Arranged by war, the book begins with the Colonial period and proceeds through Whitman admiring Civil War soldiers crossing a river to end with Brian Turner, who published his first book in 2005, beckoning a bullet in contemporary Iraq.
Andrew Carroll founded the Legacy Project with the goal of remembering Americans who have served this nation and preserving their letters for posterity. The best of these letters are assembled in this collection, offering unprecedented insight into the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War, the Persian Gulf, and even fighting in Somalia and the Balkans.
Fobbit \'fä-bit\, noun. Definition: A U.S. soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base, esp. during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). Pejorative. In the satirical tradition of Catch-22 and M*A*S*H,Fobbit takes us into the chaotic world of Baghdad's Forward Operating Base Triumph.
Films on Demand (Streaming Movies and Documentaries)