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16%OFFBeth Linker - War's Waste - 9780226482538 - V9780226482538
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War's Waste

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Description for War's Waste Hardcover. Explains how, before entering World War I, the United States sought a way to avoid the enormous cost of providing injured soldiers with pensions, which it had done since the Revolutionary War. This title includes a story that culminates in the postwar establishment of the Veteran's Administration. Num Pages: 272 pages, 20 halftones, 1 table. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JJP; HBJK; HBLW3; JWJ; MQV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 152 x 28. Weight in Grams: 544.
With US soldiers stationed around the world and engaged in multiple conflicts, Americans will be forced for the foreseeable future to come to terms with those permanently disabled in battle. At the moment, we accept rehabilitation as the proper social and cultural response to the wounded, swiftly returning injured combatants to their civilian lives. But this was not always the case, as Beth Linker reveals in her provocative new book, "War's Waste". Linker explains how, before entering World War I, the United States sought a way to avoid the enormous cost of providing injured soldiers with pensions, which it had ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
272
Condition
New
Number of Pages
304
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226482538
SKU
V9780226482538
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About Beth Linker
Beth Linker is assistant professor in the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reviews for War's Waste
"This thoughtful, provocative, deeply researched, and beautifully written study shows how the US government took responsibility for soldiers who were physically injured and maimed in World War I, and why there was support for government intervention. Linker's answer, superbly dissected and presented, is that there was a brew of intersecting motives: from American ideals of masculinity, modernity, and militarism to ... Read more

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