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The Resource Soldier dead : how we recover, identify, bury, and honor our military fallen, Michael Sledge

Soldier dead : how we recover, identify, bury, and honor our military fallen, Michael Sledge

Label
Soldier dead : how we recover, identify, bury, and honor our military fallen
Title
Soldier dead
Title remainder
how we recover, identify, bury, and honor our military fallen
Statement of responsibility
Michael Sledge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What happens to members of the United States Armed Forces after they die? Why do soldiers endanger their lives to recover the remains of their comrades? Why does the military spend enormous resources and risk further fatalities to recover the bodies of the fallen, even decades after the cessation of hostilities? Soldier Dead is the first book to fully address the complicated physical, social, religious, economic, and political issues concerning the remains of men and women who die while serving their country. In doing so, Michael Sledge reveals the meanings of the war dead for families, soldiers, and the nation as a whole." "Why does recovering the remains of servicepeople matter? Soldier Dead examines this question and provides a thorough analysis of the processes of recovery, identification, return, burial, and remembrance of the dead. Sledge traces the ways in which the handling of our Soldier Dead has evolved over time and how these changes have reflected not only advances in technology and capabilities but also the shifting attitudes of the public, government, and military. He also considers the emotional stress experienced by those who handle the dead; the continuing efforts to retrieve bodies from Korea and elsewhere; and how unresolved issues regarding the treatment of enemy dead continue to affect U.S. foreign relations." "Incorporating excerpts from interviews, personal correspondence and diaries, military records, and journalistic accounts - as well as never-before-published photographs and his own reflections - Michael Sledge presents a clear, concise, and compassionate story about what the dead mean to the living. Throughout Soldier Dead, the voices of the fallen are heard, as are those of family members and military personnel responsible for the dead before final disposition. At times disturbing and at other times encouraging, they are always powerful as they speak of danger, duty, courage, commitment, and care." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sledge, Michael
Dewey number
355.6/99/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
U353
LC item number
.S58 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Published by the Middle East Institute of Columbia University
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military funerals
  • War casualties
  • Dead
  • Repatriation of war dead
  • Burial
  • Burial
  • Dead
  • Military funerals
  • Repatriation of war dead
  • War casualties
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Burial
  • Dead
  • Military funerals
  • Repatriation of war dead
  • War casualties
  • United States
Label
Soldier dead : how we recover, identify, bury, and honor our military fallen, Michael Sledge
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-331) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sledge_FM.pdf; [Contents]; [Acknowledgments]; sledge_INTRO.pdf; [Introduction]; sledge_CH01.pdf; [1. Why It Matters]; sledge_CH02.pdf; [2. Combat Recoveries]; sledge_CH03.pdf; [3. Noncombat Recoveries]; sledge_CH04.pdf; [4. Identification]; sledge_CH05.pdf; [5. The Return of the Dead]; sledge_CH06.pdf; [6. Burial]; sledge_CH07.pdf; [7. All Bodies Are Not the Same]; sledge_CH08.pdf; [8. Open Wounds]; sledge_CONC.pdf; [Conclusion]; sledge_NOTES.pdf; [Notes]; sledge_INDEX.pdf; [Index]
Control code
ocm62160808
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 357 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231135146
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/cttgqt13
  • ABE29B88-428D-4189-9373-F2F2A5216B5D
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62160808
  • (OCoLC)62160808
Label
Soldier dead : how we recover, identify, bury, and honor our military fallen, Michael Sledge
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-331) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sledge_FM.pdf; [Contents]; [Acknowledgments]; sledge_INTRO.pdf; [Introduction]; sledge_CH01.pdf; [1. Why It Matters]; sledge_CH02.pdf; [2. Combat Recoveries]; sledge_CH03.pdf; [3. Noncombat Recoveries]; sledge_CH04.pdf; [4. Identification]; sledge_CH05.pdf; [5. The Return of the Dead]; sledge_CH06.pdf; [6. Burial]; sledge_CH07.pdf; [7. All Bodies Are Not the Same]; sledge_CH08.pdf; [8. Open Wounds]; sledge_CONC.pdf; [Conclusion]; sledge_NOTES.pdf; [Notes]; sledge_INDEX.pdf; [Index]
Control code
ocm62160808
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 357 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231135146
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/cttgqt13
  • ABE29B88-428D-4189-9373-F2F2A5216B5D
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o62160808
  • (OCoLC)62160808

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