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In addition to Larry Minear's work with collections in the Veterans History Project for his 2008 study, he wrote another book on Afghanistan and Iraq using more interviews and related materials from VHP, as well as some of his own interviews. The following title links to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.
As of early 2010, more than two million U.S. troops have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the American public is neither much engaged in the issues of these two wars nor particularly knowledgeable about the troops' experiences, which have ranged from positive and energizing to searing and debilitating. Based on scores of interview--some culled from the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and others conducted by the author himself--Through Veterans' Eyes presents a composite narrative of the experiences of U.S. service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Minear Book Talk Event Video - November 19, 2010
Larry Minear discussed his book "Through Veterans' Eyes: The Iraq and Afghanistan Experience," based on interviews culled from the Library of Congress Veterans History Project collection at a program held at the Library in 2010.
For the past twenty years Larry Minear has worked as a researcher on international and internal armed conflicts, interviewing aid workers, soldiers and local populations in Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. Director of the Humanitarianism and War Project at Brown and then at Tufts universities, he is the author, co-author or editor of several dozen research monographs and fourteen books, including (with Ian Smillie) "The Charity of Nations: Humanitarian Action in a Calculating World."