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The Untold War

Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers

Nancy Sherman (Author)

 

"Brilliant . . . a must read for veterans and those who seek to understand them."—Huffington Post

The Untold War draws on revealing interviews with servicemen and -women to offer keen psychological and philosophical insights into the experience of being a soldier. Bringing to light the ethical quandaries that soldiers face—torture, the thin line between fighters and civilians, and the anguish of killing even in a just war—Nancy Sherman opens our eyes to the fact that wars are fought internally as well as externally, enabling us to understand the emotional tolls that are so often overlooked.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-393-34100-3
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 338 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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Endorsements & Reviews

“Starred Review. At a time when suicide rates among veterans is increasing sharply, this empathic examination of ‘the moral weight that soldiers carry on their shoulders’ is essential reading.” — Publishers Weekly

“For anyone seeking to understand 'the inner war' soldiers fight on the battlefield and at home, Nancy Sherman's book brilliantly maps soldiers' dark inner landscapes.” — Boston Globe

“Humaniz[es] soldiers by enabling us to see them as individuals with distinct, particular responses to psychological and physical wounds.” — The New York Times

“No ordinary reflection on war . . . a powerful and moving reminder of war's long-term consequences and the cost to soldiers and society.” — America

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