American Veterans on War cover

An Oral History by Elise Forbes Tripp

"Haunted and haunting, the voices of Elise Tripp's collection of interviews with the military who have served in recent and not so recent battles reminds us anew how easily wars begin and how difficult it is for them to end. American Veterans on War is not only readable but honorable in a variety of ways including as journalism, as history, and as an act of public service."

– Nicholas deB. Katzenbach
WW II B-25 bomber navigator and POW
Recipient, Distinguished Flying Cross with 51 missions over Italy
Deputy Attorney General under President Kennedy and Attorney General under President Johnson



"American Veterans on War is a gem."

– Senator George McGovern
WWII B-24 Liberator pilot with 35 missions over Europe
Recipient, Distinguished Flying Cross for saving his crew in an emergency landing
1972 Democratic presidential candidate




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