Arms and the Self: War, the Military, and Autobiographical Writing

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War, armed conflict, and military service have likely inspired more textual testimonies than any other human event. With contributing authors such as Lynn Z. Bloom, Margaretta Jolly, Robert Lawson-Peebles, and Robert Shenk, the critical essays extend from Xenophon's memoir of his two-year march with the mercenaries of the Persian Prince Cyrus, through Canadian accounts of the Boer War and American civilian women's narratives of confinement in WWII Japanese internment camps, to Vietnam veterans' online testimonials and post - Persian Gulf War memoirs.