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On Display at Clarkston: November 2015

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

Thank You Veterans

Official Web Sites and Research Sites

Back at Base
A special feature, offering stories of soldiers returning to civilian life from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Source Eileen H. Kramer

Perimeter College Libraries
Georgia Perimeter College Libraries
(Now GSU Perimeter College Library)
Perimeter College at Georgia State University
Defunct Link to Perimeter College Libraries
Gateway to databases for articles, a catalog for books and media, and chat/text help with research on nearly every topic.
Eileen H. Kramer

Impact of War
Three to five minute, streamed audio stories about Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' return to civilian life. Stories cover, social, health, and medical issues.
Eileen H. Kramer

Military Outreach
Perimeter College at Georgia State University

Military Voices

Interviews that tell stories of individual service people, veterans, and their loved ones.
Eileen H. Kramer

Military Voices

US Department of Veterans Affairs
US Department of Veterans Affairs
US Department of Veterans Affairs
To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.

Veteran's Advocacy and Political Sites

American Legion American Legion
American Legion
he American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Iraq Veterans Against the War
Iraq Veterans Against the War :
VAW’s strategy is to mobilize the military community to withdraw its support for the war and occupation in Iraq. Therefore, IVAW is leading the movement of veterans and GIs who are working to bring the troops home now.

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America
For more than 68 years, Paralyzed Veterans of America has been on a mission to change lives and build brighter futures for our seriously injured heroes—to empower these brave men and women with what they need to achieve the things they fought for: freedom and independence.

Student Veterans of America
Student Veterans of America
Today's veterans face numerous obstacles in their path of attaining a college degree. These challenges range from a missing sense of camaraderie to feeling like an outsider amongst 18 year old traditional students to a lack of understanding by university faculty. When coupled with the visible and invisible wounds of war, a college degree can be an elusive goal for men and women returning from military service. Student Veterans of America (SVA) makes that goal a reality.

Student Veterans of America

Veterans for Peace
Veterans for Peace
Veterans For Peace is an international organization made up of military veterans, military family members, and allies. We accept veteran members from all branches of service. We are dedicated to building a culture of peace, exposing the true costs of war, and healing the wounds of war.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Veterans of Foreign Wars
OUR MISSION:To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

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Where Valor Rests
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Unforgiving Minute
The US Army

Thank You Veterans Wednesday November 11, 2015 was Veteran's Day. This display puts the spotlight on military life, miltary history, returning service people, and an appreciation for those who serve, their voices, and the voices of those who advocate for them.

Books About Military Life.

Atkinson, Rick and National Geographic Society Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery.
Washington: National Geographic, 2015.
Call # F234.A7 W48 2015
Bittersweet, breathtaking, and deeply respectful, this commemorative book of Arlington National Cemetery traces the ceremonies and services that honor individual men and women who served the country. 220 photos.

Couch, Dick. The Finishing School: Earning the Navy SEAL Trident.
New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004.
Call # VG87 .C67 2004b
Never before has a civilian writer been granted such close access to the training of America’s most elite military forces. The Finishing School is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what goes into the making of America’s best warriors.

D’Amico Francine and Laurie Lee Weinstein. Gender Camouflage: Women and the US Military.
New York: New York University Press, 1999.
Call # UB418.W65 G46 1999
Gender Camouflage brings together a diverse array of authors to explore the controversy surrounding women's military service, to examine the invisibility of civilian women who support the institution, and to expose the military's efforts to camouflage their support and contributions.

Holden, Henry M. To be a US Air Force Pilot.
St. Paul: MBI, 2004.
Call # UG638 .H64 2004
To Be A U.S. Air Force Pilot details every step of training for those with the skill and daring to "cross into the blue" as an elite U.S. Air Force pilot.

LaGuardia-Kotite, Martha J. So Others may Live: Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers, Saving Lives, Defying Death.
So Others may Live: Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers, Saving Lives, Defying Death.
Call # VG53 .L34 2006
Fourteen true, amazing, and inspiring stories of some of the bravest men and women you’ll ever meet So Others May Live is the untold story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s quiet but resolute rescue swimmers.

Mullaney, Craig M. The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education.
New York: Penguin, 2009.
Call # U53.M85 A3 2009
A West Point grad, Rhodes scholar, and Army Ranger recounts his unparalleled education in the art of war and reckons with the hard wisdom that only battle itself can bestow

Tomajczyk, Stephen F. To Be a US Marine.
St. Paul: MBI Pub. Co., 2004.
Call # VE23 .T65 2004
Comprised of smart, highly adaptable men and women, the Marine Corps serves as the aggressive tip of the U.S. military spear. Theirs is a smaller, more dynamic force than any other in the American arsenal, and the only forward-deployed force designed for expeditionary operations by air, land, or sea. It is their size and expertise that allow them to move faster. Working to overcome disadvantage and turn conflict into victory, they accomplish great things, and they do so together.

To be a US Marine  Gender Camouflage

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Books About Military History.

Andrew Carroll and National Endowment for the Arts. Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of US Troops and Their Families.
New York: Random House, 2006.
Call # DS79.76 .O634 2006
A compilation of letters, poems, memoirs, journals, e-mails, and stories offers a firsthand account of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq from the perspective of the soldiers who participated and the family members left at home.

Braza, Gerald Francis and Kathleen Braza. Coping with War and its Aftermath.
Hawthonre, NJ: Career Press, 1991.
Call # U22.3 .B72 1991
Provides advice on adjusting to the stresses brought on by Operation Desert Storm and the return of the troops, and helping children do so as well.

Cutler, Thomas J. A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy.
Anapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005.
Call # VA58.4 .C88 2005
Adopted by the U.S. Navy for issue to all new Sailors, A Sailor’s History of the U.S. Navy brings to life the events that have shaped and inspired the Navy of today while highlighting the roles of all Sailors—from seaman to admiral.

Fredriksen, John C. The United States Army: A Chronology 1775 to the Present.
Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2010.
Call # E181 .F845 2010
In a basic chronological format anchored to specific dates, The United States Army reports on all significant military engagements--major conflicts and isolated actions--but goes well beyond the battlefield to include significant political and administrative changes affecting the military, notable events in the careers of generals and soldiers, significant military texts, the foundation of noted schools of instruction, and military minutiae such as pay scales and creation of a general staff.

Homan, Lynn M. and Thomas Reilly
The Tuskegee Airmen.
Charleston: Aracdia, 1998.
Call # UG834.A37 H65 1998
In 1941, Tuskegee, Alabama, was selected as the site of an important new development in military training. For the first time, black Americans were to be allowed to serve their country as members of the United States Army Air Corps.

Jones, David E. Women Warriors: A History.
Washington: Brassey’s, 1997.
Call # U21.75 .J66 1997
Cultural anthropologist David E. Jones takes the reader back through history and around the world to uncover a clear pattern of women as warriors. Women Warriors is the most comprehensive account of the female martial heritage available and a comment on the nature of gender, on the power of the warrior image, and on the image's source in history.

Lentz-Smith, Andriane Danette. Freedom Strouggles: African Americans and World War I.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009.
Call # D639.N4 L46 2009
For many of the 200,000 black soldiers sent to Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, encounters with French civilians and colonial African troops led them to imagine a world beyond Jim Crow.

Mindear, Larry. Through Veteran’s Eyes: The Iraq and Afghanistan Experience.
Washington: Potomac Books, 2010.
Call # DS79.76 .M555 2010
As of early 2010, more than two million U.S. troops have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the American public is neither much engaged in the issues of these two wars nor particularly knowledgeable about the troops' experiences, which have ranged from positive and energizing to searing and debilitating.

A Sailor's History of the US Navy  When Janey Comes Marching Home

Thorpe, Helen. Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War.
New York: Scribner, 2014.
Call # New York: Scribner, 2014.
Describes the experiences of three women soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq to reveal how their military service has affected their friendship, personal lives and families, detailing the realities of their work on bases and in war zones and how their choices and losses shaped their perspectives.

Tripp, Elise Forbes. American Veterans on War: Personal Stories from World War II to Afghanistan.
Northamton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2011.
Call # U52 .T77 2011
With American Veterans on War, Elise Forbes Tripp brings our current wars and their predecessors home in the words of 55 veterans aged 20 to 90. The veterans raise questions about when wars are worth fighting, what missions can and can’t be won, and the costs and benefits of US intervention, both around the world and domestically.

Tripp, Elise Forbes. Surviving Iraq: Soldiers’ Stories.
Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2007.
Call # DS79.76 .T75 2007
Surviving Iraq: Soldiers' Stories is the result of a close collaboration between the author and thirty veterans who tell their stories of the invasion, occupation, and ongoing insurgency in Iraq.

Trouern-Trend, Jonathan. Birding Babylon: A Soldier’s Journal from Iraq.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
Call # DS79.76 .T76 2006
This little book cuts through the politics of war like birdsong, reminding us of our imperishable connection with nature; of how birds and their journeys tie the world together; of the persistence of life even in a wasted land.

So Others may Live  Homecoming

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Books About Returning Veterans.

Browder, Laura and Sascha Pflaeging. When Janey Comes Marching Home: Portraits of Women Combat Veterans.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Call # U52 .W475 2010
erving in a combat zone is an all-encompassing experience that is transformative, life-defining, and difficult to leave behind. By coming face-to-face with women veterans, we who are outside that world can begin to get a sense of how the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have shaped their lives and how their stories may ripple out and influence the experiences of all American women.

Finkel, David. Thank you for Your Service.
New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013.
Call # DS79.767.P79 F56 2013
Finkel, a journalist, follows the soldiers who serve in the Iraq War as they struggle to reintegrate into American society.

Gayton, Peter S. and Marian E. Borden. For Service to your Country: The Insider’s Guide to Veteran’s Benefits.
New York: Kensington, Pub. Corp. 2008.
Call # UB357 .G39 2008
If you're a veteran--or a veteran's family member--you know how hard it is to navigate the VA benefits maze. This definitive guide steers you through the process so that you and your family can get the benefits you're entitled to.

Hill, Janelle, Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott, and Don Philpott. Hill, Janelle, Cheryl Lawhorne-Scott, and Don Philpott. Life After the Military: A Handbook for Transitioning Veterans.
Lanham, MD, Government Institutes, 2011.
Call # UB357 .H55 2011
Discusses the issues transitioning veterans face when making the move to civilian life, from finding employment to managing finances.

Hill, Janelle, Cheryl Lawnhorne-Scott, and Don Philpott. Military Marriage Manual: Tactics for Successful Relationships.
Lanham, MD: Government Institutes Press, 2010.
Call # U766 .H55 2010
At a time when divorce and suicide rates are at record levels in the military, The Military Marriage Manual: Tactics for Successful Relationships is an invaluable aid to members of the military and their spouses and families.

Lawhorne-Scott, Cheryl and Don Philpott, Don. Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community.
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.
Call # UH629.3 .L39 2013
Military Mental Health Care: A Guide for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Community seeks to aid our troubled, returning forces by dissecting the numerous mental health problems they face upon arriving stateside[.]

Philpott, Don and Janelle Hill. The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource for Returning Veterans.
Lanham, MD: Government Institutes, 2009.
Call # UB363 .P55 2009
The typical wounded soldier must complete and file twenty-two forms after an active-duty injury. To soldiers and their families coping with the shock and reality of the injuries, figuring out what to do next—even completing tasks that seem easy like submitting paperwork—can be overwhelming and confusing.

Schultz, Howard and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. For Love of Country: What our Veterans can Teach us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Call # DS79.766.A1 S38 2014
In a collection of compelling, original portraits, the authors celebrate the extraordinary heroism on the battlefield and the equally valuable contributions on the home front of this generation's American veterans.

Sites, Kevin. he Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About: What They’ve Seen, Done, or Failed to Do in War.
New York: Harper Perennial, 2013.
Call # E181 .S537 2013
Compiled accounts of soldiers, Marines, and their families, as well as a narrative of the author's own failures during war, presents real stories of battle, revealing that war both gives and takes from those most intimately involved in it.

For Service to Country  Military Mental Health

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