The War at Home
Score: 5
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The War at Home


  • Author : Shawn J. Gourley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Communication in marriage
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0979008468


The War at Home Book Description :

When your soldier returns home to you, it should be a happy and joyful time. You are glad your spouse is safe and sound back home and can't wait to get your life going again. Everything should be great! But what if the homecoming is anything but great? What if suddenly you can't connect, or you feel worlds apart? What if your vet is no longer interested in going out or being around other people? Maybe your spouse isn't sleeping well, or worse, becoming violent while asleep. Your vet may not be reconnecting with the kids and may seem uninterested in any new additions to the family. What if your spouse gets angry at small things or even becomes violent? What do you do? Do you ignore it and keep thinking it will get better if you give it more time? In February 2003, Shawn Gourley's husband, Justin, returned home from his tour in the Middle East where his ship was deployed to assist Operation Enduring Freedom. Cracks were already showing in his personality, cracks that would widen dramatically into full-on fractures by the time he returned home in June 2004 from his third tour that marked the end of his military career. For the next 4 1/2 years their relationship was very difficult, and at times, downright terrifying for her and the children. It wasn't until January 2009 that Justin was able to get treatment. He was finally diagnosed with PTSD in August 2009. Those are the broad strokes of their story, but the details of how Shawn fought to save her family will leave you transfixed until the end.

The War at Home

The War at Home


  • Author : Mark K. Christ
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-04-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682261262


The War at Home Book Description :

The War at Home brings together some of the state's leading historians to examine the connections between Arkansas and World War I. These essays explore how historical entities and important events such as Camp Pike, the Little Rock Picric Acid Plant, and the Elaine Race Massacre were related to the conflict as they investigate the issues of gender, race, and public health. This collection sheds new light on the ways that Arkansas participated in the war as well as the ways the war affected Arkansas then and still does today.

The War at Home

The War at Home


  • Author : Stuart A. Kallen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1560065311


The War at Home Book Description :

Discusses the impact of World War II on life in the United States, including preparations for the war, civil defense, the changing work force, family life, and the end of the war.

War at Home

War at Home


  • Author : Brian Glick
  • Publisher : South End Press
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 0896083497


War at Home Book Description :

This is a must handbook for private study and group discussion by all progressive and radical activists. Today's defense depends on our knowledge of yesterday's repression. The message: the political police haven't forgotten us - we can't afford to forget them and their methods. - Philip Agee, former CIA agent

The War at Home
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The War at Home


  • Author : Rachel Starnes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101992074


The War at Home Book Description :

A portrait of the strains of a military marriage and meditation on what it means to be left behind—a brave account of the challenges facing the wife of a Naval fighter pilot. When she fell in love with her brother’s best friend, Rachel Starnes had no idea she was about to repeat a painful family pattern—marrying a man who leaves regularly and for long stretches to work a dangerous job far from home. Through constant relocations, separations, and the crippling doubts of early parenthood, Starnes effortlessly weaves together strands from her past with the relentless pace of Navy life in a time of war. Searingly honest and emotionally unflinching—and at times laugh out loud funny—Starnes eloquently evokes the challenges she faces in trying to find and claim a sense of home while struggling to chart a new path and avoid passing on the same legacy to her two young sons. At once a portrait of the devastating strains that military life puts on families and a meditation on what it means to be left behind, The War at Home is a brave portrait of a modern military family and the realities of separation, endurance, and love that overcomes. “Rachel Starnes’s The War at Home navigates the joys, fears, compromises, and casualties that create the terrain of marriage. And if you are a military spouse, her memoir will reveal thoughts you never even knew you had. This is a wise and fearless book.” —Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone “One of the most honest and genuine memoirs I’ve ever read, as well as one of the most finely written. There’s not a false note in these pages. Rachel Starnes’s story is at once both singular and emblematic. . . . The War at Home is that rare thing: a book about the here and now that promises to last well beyond next month or next year.” —Steve Yarbrough, award-winning author of The Realm of Last Chances and Safe from the Neighbors From the Trade Paperback edition.

The War at Home

The War at Home


  • Author : Linda Spencer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1420500279


The War at Home Book Description :

Describes the social, cultural, political, and economic climate of Japan from 1930 to 1945, and details the living and working conditions of Japanese soldiers and civilians on the home front and in Japanese-contolled territories.

The War at Home  Volume IV

The War at Home Volume IV


  • Author : John Connor
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: Australia
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0195576780


The War at Home Volume IV Book Description :

The War at Home interprets the experience of the Australian people during the Great War in Australia itself, in the politics of war, its economic and social effects, and in the experience of war; what is conventionally called 'social history'. It seeks to show that the war affected many aspects of Australians' lives--and that people's experience of 1914-18 included more than just the war. It also addresses the impact of the war on Australia's culture and artistic responses to the war.This volume draws on the uneven but still substantial body of scholarship that has grown up in the decades since Ernest Scott's official history appeared in 1936, which in turn has largely been founded on an array of sources mainly made available since then. The Bibliographic Essay discusses the secondary literature on which it is based. It also reflects the experience of the years since then. The events of our past change how we understand more distant history. It is impossible now to think of the internment of German Australians without also reflecting on the experiences of those detained in immigration detention camps, to think of the 'battle of Broken Hill' without also thinking of the 'war on terror' pursued from 2001, or to look at Norman Lindsay's posters without recalling the insidious influence of propaganda in the century since.Before understanding the way the Great War affected Australians, we need to acknowledge the texture of life in 1914. Australia before the Great War was, as Michelle Hetherington writes in a survey of the last full year of peace, 'a world of glorious possibilities', in which as a social laboratory of progressive social, industrial and economic legislation it was 'eager to learn, to develop, to dream'. The war would damage that dream, arguably fatallyThe Centenary History of Australia and the Great War Series:Volume 1: Australia and the War in the Air - AvailableVolume 2: The War with the Ottoman Empire - AvailableVolume 3: The War with Germany - Availabl

The War at Home
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The War at Home


  • Author : Rachel Starnes
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101992074


The War at Home Book Description :

A portrait of the strains of a military marriage and meditation on what it means to be left behind—a brave account of the challenges facing the wife of a Naval fighter pilot. When she fell in love with her brother’s best friend, Rachel Starnes had no idea she was about to repeat a painful family pattern—marrying a man who leaves regularly and for long stretches to work a dangerous job far from home. Through constant relocations, separations, and the crippling doubts of early parenthood, Starnes effortlessly weaves together strands from her past with the relentless pace of Navy life in a time of war. Searingly honest and emotionally unflinching—and at times laugh out loud funny—Starnes eloquently evokes the challenges she faces in trying to find and claim a sense of home while struggling to chart a new path and avoid passing on the same legacy to her two young sons. At once a portrait of the devastating strains that military life puts on families and a meditation on what it means to be left behind, The War at Home is a brave portrait of a modern military family and the realities of separation, endurance, and love that overcomes. “Rachel Starnes’s The War at Home navigates the joys, fears, compromises, and casualties that create the terrain of marriage. And if you are a military spouse, her memoir will reveal thoughts you never even knew you had. This is a wise and fearless book.” —Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone “One of the most honest and genuine memoirs I’ve ever read, as well as one of the most finely written. There’s not a false note in these pages. Rachel Starnes’s story is at once both singular and emblematic. . . . The War at Home is that rare thing: a book about the here and now that promises to last well beyond next month or next year.” —Steve Yarbrough, award-winning author of The Realm of Last Chances and Safe from the Neighbors From the Trade Paperback edition.

The War at Home

The War at Home


  • Author : Julie Klam
  • Publisher : Black Rabbit Books
  • Release Date : 2002-08-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 1583401903


The War at Home Book Description :

This book details how American civilians supported the efforts of their troops overseas.