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Recommendations from our Veterans Services Coordinator & Selected Professional Resources
What It Is Like to Go to War by
Call Number: DS559.5 .M358 2011
Publication Date: 2011-08-30
War is as old as humankind, but in the past, warriors were prepared for battle by ritual, religion and literature, which also helped bring them home. In this narrative, the author weaves accounts of his combat experiences with thoughtful analysis, self-examination, and his readings from Homer to the Mahabharata to Jung. He talks frankly about how he is haunted by the face of the young North Vietnamese soldier he killed at close quarters and how he finally finds a way to make peace with his past. He discusses the daily contradictions that warriors face in the grind of war, where each battle requires them to take life or spare life, and where they enter a state he likens to the fervor of religious ecstasy. He also underscores the need for returning veterans to be counseled properly.
Generation Vet by
Call Number: UB357 .G44 2014 SPECIAL COLL. Catonsville
Publication Date: 2014-11-15
Part I. Beyond the military-civilian divide: understanding veterans -- Veterans in college writing classes: understanding and embracing the mutual benefit / Sean Morrow & Alexis Hart -- Uniform meets rhetoric: excellence through interaction / Angie Mallory & Doug Downs -- "Yes sir, no sir" : not just how genre and agency interact in student-veteran writing / Sue Doe & Erin Hadlock -- Faculty as first responders: willing but unprepared / Linda S. De La Ysla -- Part II. Veterans and public audiences -- "I have to speak out": writing with veterans in a community writing group / Eileen E. Schell & Ivy Kleinbart -- Closer to home: veterans' workshops and the materiality of writing / Karen Springsteen -- Signature wounds: marking and medicalizing post-9/11 veterans / Tara Wood -- Exploring student-veteran expectations about composing: motivations, purposes, and the influence of trauma on composing practices / Ashly Bender -- Part III. Veteran-friendly composition practices -- Recognizing silence: composition, writing, and the ethical space for war / Roger Thompson -- A new mission: veteran-led learning communities in the basic writing classroom / Ann Shivers McNair -- The value of service-learning for student veterans: transitioning to academic cultures through writing and experiential learning / Bonnie Selting -- "Front and center": marine student-veterans, collaboration, and the writing center / Corrine E. Hinton.
Resources of Interest and Recent Scholarship
Health and Economic Outcomes in the Alumni of the Wounded Warrior Project by
Publication Date: 2014-02-01
The Wounded Warrior Project has developed programs to help care for injured service members and veterans. This report describes how project alumnus respondents are faring in domains related to mental health and resiliency, physical health, and employment and finances.
150 Best Jobs for the Military-To-Civilian Transition by
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
This one-of-a-kind book—based on a survey representing 1.5 million recent veterans—helps today's returning military find the best job matches for their training, interests, personality, gender, and more. With 46 best jobs lists and 150 detailed job descriptions, the book covers the best-paying and fastest-growing occupations held by recent veterans.
Recent Scholarship in Veterans' Education