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Life in the U S Armed Forces

Life in the U S  Armed Forces Author Anni P. Baker
ISBN-10 0275989828
Release 2008
Pages 241
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Anni Baker has created a fascinating exploration of life in the armed forces, as it has been experienced by millions of men, women, and children over the past six decades. Her book examines the factors that shape military service and military culture, from grueling training exercises to sexual relations with local women, from overseas duty to the peculiar life of the military "brat." The book begins with an examination of the enlistment process, follows the military lifecycle through career decisions, promotions, raising families, and retirement, explores the impact of war on military society, and ends with a discussion of the place of the armed forces in the United States. Using a lively and readable style, the author blends clear explanations of elements of military life, information on the development of military society, and the voices of those who serve into an insightful account of this fascinating subculture.



American Soldiers Overseas

American Soldiers Overseas Author Anni P. Baker
ISBN-10 0275973549
Release 2004
Pages 204
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Examines the history and cultural impact of the U.S. military presence around the world, focusing on the two-way exchange, both positive and negative, where societies meet.



Handbook of the Sociology of the Military

Handbook of the Sociology of the Military Author Giuseppe Caforio
ISBN-10 0387324569
Release 2006-04-13
Pages 498
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This accessible handbook is the first of its kind to examine the sociological approach to the study of the military. The contents are compiled from the work of researchers at universities around the world, as well as military officers devoted to the sector of study. Beginning with a review of studies prior to contemporary research, the book provides a comprehensive survey of the topic. The scope of coverage extends to civic-military relations, including issues surrounding democratic control of the armed forces; military culture; professional training; conditions and problems of minorities in the armed forces; an examination of structural change within the military over the years including new duties and functions following the Cold War.



The Teacher s Guide for Supporting Students from Military Families

The Teacher s Guide for Supporting Students from Military Families Author Ron Avi Astor
ISBN-10 9780807772102
Release 2015-04-25
Pages 129
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While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families dont experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. This comprehensive and evidence-informed guide introduces pre- and inservice teachers to this population and provides essential tools to help minimize the impact of military life on student learning. It addresses issues such as: Frequent transitions between schools, gaps in academic progress, social adjustment, parental deployments, and trauma or tragedy. And it shows how practices already being used in your school can be adapted to ease the transition for military students, and it also introduces original strategies, such as: A Hero Wall honoring members of the military, friendship or memory gardens, military Appreciation events, writing letters or making care packages for deployed service members.



The Pupil Personnel Guide for Supporting Students from Military Families

The Pupil Personnel Guide for Supporting Students from Military Families Author Ron Avi Astor
ISBN-10 9780807772126
Release 2015-04-25
Pages 145
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While it is true that children from military families live unique and interesting lives, it is also true that they face many challenges and special circumstances that civilian children and families dont experience. These can include gaps in school attendance and learning due to frequent moves, being separated from a parent who has been deployed, and a sense of isolation in the midst of a civilian community. This guide includes: A primer on military culture, research highlighting how frequent school transitions and parental deployments affect the education of military children, guidance for creating school transition rooms for acclimating incoming students and parents, and examples of creative and effective projects designed to celebrate military children and support them through frequent school changes, a parents deployment, or traumatic experiences.



Encyclopedia of Military Science

Encyclopedia of Military Science Author G. Kurt Piehler
ISBN-10 9781506310817
Release 2013-07-24
Pages 1928
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The Encyclopedia of Military Science provides a comprehensive, ready-reference on the organization, traditions, training, purpose, and functions of today’s military. Entries in this four-volume work include coverage of the duties, responsibilities, and authority of military personnel and an understanding of strategies and tactics of the modern military and how they interface with political, social, legal, economic, and technological factors. A large component is devoted to issues of leadership, group dynamics, motivation, problem-solving, and decision making in the military context. Finally, this work also covers recent American military history since the end of the Cold War with a special emphasis on peacekeeping and peacemaking operations, the First Persian Gulf War, the events surrounding 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and how the military has been changing in relation to these events. Click here to read an article on The Daily Beast by Encyclopedia editor G. Kurt Piehler, "Why Don't We Build Statues For Our War Heroes Anymore?"



The Military Family

The Military Family Author James Ashworth Martin
ISBN-10 0275965406
Release 2000
Pages 282
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A primer for civilian human service providers who, due to outsourcing and privatization of many services, increasingly find themselves responsible for issues involving the care and support of members of the military and their families.



The War Veteran in Film

The War Veteran in Film Author Emmett Early
ISBN-10 0786483393
Release 2003-03-21
Pages 296
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Movies have provided a record of the war veteran as he was viewed within his own culture and within the culture in which the movies were produced. Thus, movies account for a significant portion of what people "know" about the war veteran and how he fared during and after the war. In this book, the author examines 125 movies from the classical era to the 20th century that feature the war veteran. The author provides commentary on specific categories the films can be organized into and notes similarities between films produced in different periods. The categories deal with the wounded veteran returning home (e.g., The Sun Also Rises, The Best Years of Our Lives, Born on the Fourth of July, The Manchurian Candidate); the veteran struggling with guilt, revenge and post-traumatic stress disorder (Anatomy of a Murder, Lethal Weapon, Desert Bloom, In Country, Jacob's Ladder); the war veteran returning in disguise (Ulysses, Ivanhoe, The Seventh Seal, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit); the war veteran as a social symbol (Dances with Wolves, Gosford Park, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Big Chill, Gods and Monsters, Cornered); the war veteran in action (The Born Losers, Conspiracy Theory, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Saint Jack, Looking for Mr. Goodbar); and the war veteran before, during and after the war (The Deer Hunter, Forrest Gump).



Army Wives

Army Wives Author Louise Lawrence Fuller
ISBN-10 9780759605992
Release 2001-07-01
Pages 235
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Army Wives has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Army Wives also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Army Wives book for free.



Enlisted Soldier s Guide

Enlisted Soldier s Guide Author Robert S. Rush
ISBN-10 0811728226
Release 2003
Pages 245
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Condensed from Army regulations, the guide provides the latest soldier information on duties and responsibilities, real world issues of service life, customs and traditions, pay and benefits, and more. Also included is a directory of current Army Internet sites.



The Brothers Vietnam War

The Brothers  Vietnam War Author Herman Graham
ISBN-10 9780813031903
Release 2003
Pages 191
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OC Clearly focused on exploring the alternative notions of racial manhood which African American servicemen developed during the Black Power era, The BrothersOCO Vietnam War is a welcome addition to the surprisingly small body of scholarly literature on the black experience in Vietnam."



Trained to Kill

Trained to Kill Author Theodore Nadelson
ISBN-10 0801881668
Release 2005-04-06
Pages 191
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A distinguished psychiatrist confronts the dark side of the human mind as he explores the simultaneous lure of violence and the effects of war on soldiers, discussing how the concept of war shapes boys' lives from an early age, what happens when killing becomes a job, the effects of the thrill of combat on life post wartime, women's experiences in the military, and other key topics.



Military Education

Military Education Author Greg Kennedy
ISBN-10 0275975975
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 239
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Often the only time a nation evaluates the education of its armed forces is during the aftermath of a great military disaster. This work brings together the ideas of international scholars, all recognized as leaders in their fields, to examine the professional military education experience of various nations during the last 250 years. Case studies of each branch of the military reveal success and failure in the past and present, with a goal of improving military education in the future.



The Greatest Generation Comes Home

The Greatest Generation Comes Home Author Michael D. Gambone
ISBN-10 158544488X
Release 2005-10-18
Pages 271
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At the conclusion of World War II, Americans anxiously contemplated the return to peace. It was an uncertain time, filled with concerns about demobilization, inflation, strikes, and the return of a second Great Depression. Balanced against these challenges was the hope in a future of unparalleled opportunities for a generation raised in hard times and war. One of the remarkable untold stories of postwar America is the successful assimilation of sixteen million veterans back into civilian society after 1945. The G.I. generation returned home filled with the same sense of fear and hope as most citizens at the time. Their transition from conflict to normalcy is one of the greatest chapters in American history. The Greatest Generation Comes Home combines military and social history into a comprehensive narrative of the veteran’s experience after World War II. It integrates early impressions of home in 1945 with later stories of medical recovery, education, work, politics, and entertainment, as well as moving accounts of the dislocation, alienation, and discomfort many faced. The book includes the experiences of not only the millions of veterans drawn from mainstream white America, but also the women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans who served the nation. Perhaps most important, the book also examines the legacy bequeathed by these veterans to later generations who served in uniform on new battlefields around the world.



Bullies and Cowards

Bullies and Cowards Author Philip W. Leon
ISBN-10 0313312222
Release 2000
Pages 193
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Investigates the death of a severely hazed West Point cadet at the end of the 19th century and reveals a variety of hazing practices and long-standing institutional cruelty.



Managing Military Organisations

Managing Military Organisations Author Joseph Soeters
ISBN-10 9781135154820
Release 2010-02-02
Pages 304
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This book deals with the processes and theories involved in managing military organisations in both peacetime and crisis conditions. Examining the challenges faced by policymakers and military commanders in conducting military operations, this book considers the benefits of conventional management and organisation theory for the military. At the same time, these essays recognise that the military should be considered as a highly individual organisation, operating in exceptional circumstances. This awareness of the differences between the military and other organisations generates important lessons not only for the military but also for general organisations as it teaches them how to cope in exceptional, ‘hyper’ conditions. These theoretical lessons are illustrated by case studies and experiences from recent military operations, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book will be of great interest to students of military studies, security studies and organizational studies. Joseph Soeters chairs the department of management and organization studies and defence economy at the Netherlands Defense Academy and he is a professor in organizational sociology at Tilburg University. Paul. C. van Fenema is an associate professor of organization studies at the Netherlands Defence Academy and Tilburg University. Robert Beeres is an associate professor in the field of defence accounting and control (business administration) at the Netherlands Defence Academy and at Nyenrode Business School.



United We Serve

United We Serve Author E.J. Dionne
ISBN-10 0815718640
Release 2004-05-26
Pages 327
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Public rhetoric in the United States has always laid heavy stress on the obligations of citizenship. Bill Clinton praised the idea of service, and so does George W. Bush. Since September 11, the debate over service and the obligations of citizenship has become even more urgent. United We Serve gathers many diverse voices on civic life and civic obligation to explore the idea of national service as it relates to citizenship. Activists and practitioners discuss the rise of the service movement, its practical successes, and its challenges. Policymakers and political leaders explore the links between service and problem solving. Political scientists and philosophers connect the service debate to larger concerns about democratic participation. The book also includes a lively debate over whether the U.S. should reconsider compulsory national service. The discussion about service is a debate over how Americans think of themselves and their nation—and about what the "new patriotism" means. Contributors include: Daniel Blumenthal, Harry Boyte, John M. Bridgeland, Louis Caldera, Bruce Chapman, former President Bill Clinton, Charles Cobb Jr., Jane Eisner, Jean Bethke Elshtain, William Galston, Stephen Goldsmith, Robert D. Haas, Stephen Hess, Peter D. Hart and Mario A. Brossard, Alan Khazei, John Lehman, Leslie Lenkowsky, Paul C. Light, Michael Lind, Tod Lindberg, Will Marshall and Marc Magee, Senator John McCain, Charles Moskos, Robert Putnam, Representative Charles Rangel, Alice M. Rivlin, Michael Schudson, Mark Shields, Carmen Sirianni, Theda Skocpol, Andrew L. Stern, Jeff Swartz, Steven Waldman, Caspar Weinberger, David Winston, Harris Wofford, and Robert Wuthnow.