The Untold War

The Untold War : Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0393341003
  • 9780393341003
  • 510,071

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"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." "Humaniz[es] soldiers by enabling us to see them as individuals with distinct, particular responses to psychological and physical wounds."show more

About Nancy Sherman

Nancy Sherman, University Professor at Georgetown University, served as the Inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the Naval Academy. Trained as both a philosopher and a psychoanalyst, she lectures on resilience, trauma, and military ethics. She lives in Kensington, more

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