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Soldiers to Citizens

The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation

by Suzanne Mettler

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7393200M
ISBN 100195331303
ISBN 109780195331301

"A hell of a gift, an opportunity." "Magnanimous." "One of the greatest advantages I ever experienced." These are the voices of World War II veterans, lavishing praise on their beloved G.I. Bill. Transcending boundaries of class and race, the Bill enabled a sizable portion of the hallowed "greatest generation" to gain vocational training or to attend college or graduate .   Soldier-citizens make up a much smaller percentage of the population. They have spent decades in the military and supposedly exemplify virtues such as honor, courage and loyalty. However, unlike Author: Steele Brand.

After myriad studies on military manpower policies, especially on conscription versus volunteer service, this excellent study brings something new: a historical, philosophical and geopolitical approach that goes well beyond the policy issues of the day. The author, a professor at Harvard, has done a superb job in identifying the cross-cutting foreign policy constraints, military .   The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Soldiers, Citizens, And The Symbols Of War: From Classical Greece To Republican Rome, B.c. by Antonio Santosuosso at Get FREE SHIPPING on Orders of $35+ Customer information on COVID B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpAuthor: Antonio Santosuosso.

Soldiers, Citizens, And The Symbols Of War From Classical Greece To Republican Rome, B.c., 1st Edition. By Antonio Santosuosso. Routledge. pages. For Instructors Request Inspection Copy. Notes, Selected Bibliography, About the Book and Author, Index. More than 1, citizens, 1, Patriot soldiers, and Loyalists are included in this volume. Also, records of many Virginians who served in Georgia Continentals; of members of South Carolina Continental units in Georgia; and some South Carolina Loyalists are also included. This book will be a MUST for those looking for Revolutionary War service for a Georgia ancestor .


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Soldiers to Citizens by Suzanne Mettler Download PDF EPUB FB2

Those who believe that the government will change America for the better, Soldiers to Citizens is the right book to read. For those who don't believe the government can fix everything, but want to learn how the opposition positions their logic, should also read Soldiers to by: John Omicinski Detroit Free Press Ambrose's Citizen Soldiers is his best book ever, the culmination of a career largely spent immersed in the details of Ike's war.

About the Author Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty by: Soldiers and Citizens: An Oral History of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the Battlefield to the Pentagon (Palgrave Studies in Oral History) th Edition by C.

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A hell of a gift, an opportunity. Magnanimous. One of the /5. Citizen Soldiers opens at From Stephen E. Ambrose, bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the inspiring story of the ordinary men of the U.S.

army in northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bitterest days of World War II/5. This volume of essays by international scholars examines the formative experiences of men and women – soldiers, citizens and civilians – in the yearsdrawing particularly on their personal documents and social and cultural practices, to offer a perspective on the wars which is at some distance from broader and more familiar historical narratives.3/5.

In our current age of rising inequality and declining civic engagement, Soldiers to Citizens offers critical lessons about how public programs can make a difference. Excerpt Little did I know when I began the research for this book that it would lead me into the scholarly adventure of a lifetime.

The citizen soldier ideal was the driving force behind Alden Partridge’s educational experiment. He wanted officers who would be “identified in views, in feelings and in interest, with the great body of the community,” and a college that would reconcile the efficiency and discipline demanded by a regular army with the republican values and popular sentiments inherent in the Price: $ Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist David Finkel, author of Thank You for Your Service and The Good Soldiers "Citizen is a fantastic piece of detective work.

A compulsively readable story of mass murder and an epic quest by Nazi hunters to bring evil men to justice."―/5(22). The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars affected millions of people's lives across Europe and beyond.

Yet the extent to which the constant warfare of the period shaped everyday experience. Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany is a non-fiction book about World War II written by Stephen E.

Ambrose and published in It deals with Allied soldiers moving in from the Normandy beaches, and through Europe (between June 7, and May 7, ). In addition to telling short stories of countless soldiers Author: Stephen E.

Ambrose. Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions Suzanne Mettler, Suzanne Mettler Oxford University Press, USA, - History - pages. Soldiers to Citizens The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation Suzanne Mettler.

Drawing on extensive interviews and surveys with hundreds of members of the "greatest generation," Suzanne Mettler finds that by treating veterans as first-class citizens and in granting advanced education, the Bill inspired them to become the active participants thanks to whom.

Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6,and Undaunted Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the Released on: Septem Soldiers as Citizens book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. For centuries prior tothe German officer corps constituted a s /5. But do not treat Soldiers to Citizens as simply a portrait of the past. This book offers a potent and timely counter argument to those in power who seek to privatize every non-military function of government and remove all sense of shared sacrifice or shared benefit.".

But do not treat Soldiers to Citizens as simply a portrait of the past. This book offers a potent and timely counter argument to those in power who seek to privatize every non-military function of government and remove all sense of shared sacrifice or shared benefit."—Charles Rangel, U.S.

CongressmanAuthor: Suzanne Mettler. Citizens and Soldiers, then, provides both a useful survey of the varieties of military service available to democracies and a sensitive exposition of traditional American ambiguities toward the problem.

The book, however, is not without its limits. Cohen never addresses the problem of conscientious objection, the anti-universe of obligation. The Paperback of the Citizen Soldiers: The U S Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany by Stephen E.

Ambrose at Barnes &/5(56). Soldiers and Citizens provides a compelling series of answers. No matter how much you think you know about the Iraq war, this book will teach you more." - Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times correspondent and Visiting Scholar, Northwestern University "Carl Mirra has put together a remarkable and moving collection of oral histories of the war.

The book explores what impact this had on rank and file soldiers, whilst outlining minority support for socialism. Soldiers As Citizens can improve the reader's memory. As you read the book, you have a variety of meanings, their origins, ambitions, history and nuances, as well as various circles and sub-transfers each story.Citizen Soldiers [is] a high point in Ambrose's long fascination with the nature of leaders and followers.

Publishers Weekly It is good to be reminded of brave men's brave deeds with the eloquence and insight that the author brings to this splendid, generously illustrated and .The naming convention AMHRR is an umbrella term encompassing human resource (HR) records for Soldiers, retirees, veterans and deceased personnel.

The AMHRR includes, but is not limited to, the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), finance related documents, and non-service related documents deemed necessary to store by the Army.