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Trained to kill; soldiers at war.




Trained to kill; soldiers at war.

Nadelson, Theodore.

Johns Hopkins U. Press, [c]2005

191 p.


The late Nadelson (formerly chair of psychiatric education at Boston U. School of Medicine and chief of psychiatric service at Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center) examines the psychology of the soldier from boyhood war play to post-conflict trauma. He incorporates observations from world literature and from the experiences of Vietnam veterans with whom has worked in order to address a gamut of issues, including the camaraderie of war, the psychological aspects of military training, the making of soldiers into "true killers," the experience of killing, sex and the soldier, and women's experiences in combat.
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