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Title:
A young person's guide to military service
Author:
Bradley, Jeff, 1952-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Harvard Common Press, [1987]

©1987
Physical Description:
xi, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780916782825

9780916782832
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Highly recommended to young people considering military service. The book contains a vast amount of information, objectively presenting the advantages and disadvantages of military life. Bradley raises issues of military philosophy and national policy as well as personal issues men and women need to consider in their decision-making process.


Summary

Highly recommended to young people considering military service. The book contains a vast amount of information, objectively presenting the advantages and disadvantages of military life. Bradley raises issues of military philosophy and national policy as well as personal issues men and women need to consider in their decision-making process.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up For young adults deciding on military enlistment, this could be a useful source. Bradley clearly explains military options, salaries, types of duty, and the process of enlisting. He also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of military service. The bottom line is that the armed forces are ``service,'' and Bradley makes no bones about the fact that others have control over a person's life there and that ``people in uniform get injuredsometimes disabled for lifeand killed.'' He also stresses that recruits are affecting eight years of their lives between active and reserve duty time, which should be carefully considered. A poorly named but otherwise informative chapter called ``How to Get Out'' covers honorable and dishonorable discharges, special conditions for discharge, and places to contact for military counseling. The section on women in the military focuses on some plusses but mostly problems for the female in the armed forces. One chapter, ``Blacks in the Military,'' seems particularly unnecessary, especially as the problems of other minorities are not addressed anywhere. Other helpful guides are Texe W. Marrs' You and the Armed Forces (Arco, 1983; o.p.) and Robert McKay's Planning Your Military Career (VGM Career Horizons/National Textbook Company, 1984; o.p.), but they lack the currency of Bradley's book. Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, Ariz. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up For young adults deciding on military enlistment, this could be a useful source. Bradley clearly explains military options, salaries, types of duty, and the process of enlisting. He also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of military service. The bottom line is that the armed forces are ``service,'' and Bradley makes no bones about the fact that others have control over a person's life there and that ``people in uniform get injuredsometimes disabled for lifeand killed.'' He also stresses that recruits are affecting eight years of their lives between active and reserve duty time, which should be carefully considered. A poorly named but otherwise informative chapter called ``How to Get Out'' covers honorable and dishonorable discharges, special conditions for discharge, and places to contact for military counseling. The section on women in the military focuses on some plusses but mostly problems for the female in the armed forces. One chapter, ``Blacks in the Military,'' seems particularly unnecessary, especially as the problems of other minorities are not addressed anywhere. Other helpful guides are Texe W. Marrs' You and the Armed Forces (Arco, 1983; o.p.) and Robert McKay's Planning Your Military Career (VGM Career Horizons/National Textbook Company, 1984; o.p.), but they lack the currency of Bradley's book. Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, Ariz. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.