Casualty Figures

by Michele Barrett

Verso Press | November 7, 2011 | Hardcover

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Casualty Figures is not about the millions who died in the First World War; it is about the countless thousands of men who lived as long-term casualties-not of shrapnel and gas, but of the bleak trauma of the slaughter they escaped. In this powerful new book, Michèle Barrett uncovers the lives of five ordinary soldiers who endured the "war to end all wars," and how they dealt with its horrors, both at the front and after the war's end. Through their stories, Barrett sheds new light on the nature of the psychological damage of war, which for the first time became both widely acknowledged and profoundly controversial through the term "shell shock." Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, Casualty Figures is a moving and original account of the psychological havoc caused by war."

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.91 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: November 7, 2011

Publisher: Verso Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844672301

ISBN - 13: 9781844672301

Found in: History

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Casualty Figures

Casualty Figures

by Michele Barrett

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 Pages, 5.91 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: November 7, 2011

Publisher: Verso Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844672301

ISBN - 13: 9781844672301

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Casualty Figures is not about the millions who died in the First World War; it is about the countless thousands of men who lived as long-term casualties-not of shrapnel and gas, but of the bleak trauma of the slaughter they escaped. In this powerful new book, Michèle Barrett uncovers the lives of five ordinary soldiers who endured the "war to end all wars," and how they dealt with its horrors, both at the front and after the war's end. Through their stories, Barrett sheds new light on the nature of the psychological damage of war, which for the first time became both widely acknowledged and profoundly controversial through the term "shell shock." Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, Casualty Figures is a moving and original account of the psychological havoc caused by war."

About the Author

Michèle Barrett is Professor of Modern Literary and Cultural Theory in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author, among other works, of Women's Oppression Today, The Anti-Social Family, and Politics of Diversity (co-authored with Roberta Hamilton).
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