Saturday, July 8, 2017

New eBook Recommendation: Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download and loan books to a digital bookshelf. Alternatively most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

A title of interest is: Making war at Fort Hood: Life and uncertainty in a military community by Kenneth T. MacLeish.

An excerpt from the publisher's website:

Making War at Fort Hood offers an illuminating look at war through the daily lives of the people whose job it is to produce it. Kenneth MacLeish conducted a year of intensive fieldwork among soldiers and their families at and around the US Army's Fort Hood in central Texas. He shows how war's reach extends far beyond the battlefield into military communities where violence is as routine, boring, and normal as it is shocking and traumatic.

Making War at Fort Hood is the first ethnography to examine the everyday lives of the soldiers, families, and communities
who personally bear the burden of America's most recent wars.

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