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When the War Came Home: The Inside Story of Reservists and the Families They Leave Behind
In the ongoing war on terror, record numbers of Army reservists are being deployed overseas. Most of these reservists never thought they'd see war; some are blatantly opposed to it. Almost none are prepared for it; many are dangerously ill-equipped mentally, physically, and emotionally. When the War Came Home is Stacy Bannerman's personal account of the emotional impact an ...more
Published July 1st 2007 by Continuum
(first published March 8th 2006)
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Having experienced deployment, there were times I burst into tears while reading this account of a wife left behind while her husband served in Iraq. I admire Bannerman's conviction and courage to hold fast to her beliefs, even when it was the opposite of what people expected of her. She is a peace activist, and she continiued her work and protest while her husband was fighting. I know there were many times when I drove past the National Guard recruiting office and wished I had to courage to sta ...more