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Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War (War/Society…

“‘I never got a chance to be a girl,’ Kate O’Hare Palmer lamented, thirty-four years after her tour as an army nurse in Vietnam. Although proud of having served, she felt that the war she never understood had robbed her of her innocence and forced her to grow up too quickly. As depicted in a photograph taken late in her tour, long hours in the operating room exhausted her both physically and mentally. Her tired eyes and gaunt face reflected th e weariness she felt after treating countless…

Officer Nurse Woman

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Kara Dixon Vuic | Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN 10 : 9780801893919
ISBN 13 : 0801893917

Drawing on more than 100 interviews, Vuic allows the nurses to tell their own captivating stories, from their reasons for joining the military to the physical and emotional demands..

Learning From Megadisasters

Pub Date : 2014-06-26 | Author : Federica Ranghieri | Publisher : World Bank Publications

ISBN 10 : 9781464801549
ISBN 13 : 1464801541

While not all natural disasters can be avoided, their impact on a population can be mitigated through effective planning and preparedness. These are the lessons to be learned from ..


Pub Date : 2010-04-20 | Author : John Podlaski | Publisher : John Podlaski

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In 1970, John Kowalski is one of many young, naive teenage soldiers sent to Vietnam to fight in an unpopular war. Dubbed “Cherries” by their more seasoned peers, these newbies ..

Vietnam War Nurses

Pub Date : 2013-04-12 | Author : Patricia Rushton | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 9781476602080
ISBN 13 : 1476602085

Eighteen nurses who served in the United States military nurse corps during the Vietnam War present their personal accounts in this book. They represent all military branches and b..

The American Aircraft Factory In World War Ii

Pub Date : 2010-09-10 | Author : Bill Yenne | Publisher : Zenith Press

ISBN 10 : 9781610600866
ISBN 13 : 161060086X

DIVFew industrial phenomena have been as dramatic as the United States’ mid-20th-century shift from peacetime to wartime production. The American Aircraft Factory in World W..

Agent Orange

Pub Date : 2003 | Author : Philip Jones Griffiths | Publisher : Trolley Ltd

ISBN 10 : UOM:39015057627807
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In these pages are the Vietnamese and Cambodians that the American tourist never see, never hear about. Here are the results of the US spraying Agent Orange over these countries. N..

Tail End Charlie

Pub Date : 2003-11-07 | Author : Ronald John Jensen | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 0786480963
ISBN 13 : 9780786480968

"The story begins with Jensen as a young man in New York in the 1960s, who, following in his brother's footsteps, decides to join the Marines in hopes of finding himself. Early cha..

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