What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

Title

What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

Authors

David Wood

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

Most Americans are now familiar with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book, David Wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. It is a call to listen intently to our newest generation of veterans, and to ponder the inevitable human costs of putting American "boots on the ground" as new wars approach.

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Little, Brown and Company

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2017 Nonfiction Winner

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | History | Nonfiction