Offers a personal perspective to the war in Iraq by looking into the lives of six veterans who turned against the war they helped to fight. Based on interviews with each of the six, this book relates why they enlisted, their experiences in training and in early missions, their tours of combat, and what has happened to them since returning home.
Matthew Gutmann and Catherine Lutz are Professors of Anthropology at Brown University. Matthew Gutmann is the author of The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City; The Romance of Democracy: Compliant Defiance in Contemporary Mexico; and Fixing Men: Sex, Birth Control, and AIDS in Mexico, all from UC Press. Catherine Lutz is the author of Homefront: A Military City and the American Twentieth Century, Reading National Geographic (with Jane Collins), and Unnatural Emotions: Everyday Sentiments on a Micronesian Atoll and their Challenge to Western Theory.