Buy Used
CDN$ 10.74
+ CDN$ 0.00 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by bwbuk_ltd
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships from the UK. Former Library books. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Brats: Children of the American Military Speak Out Hardcover – Nov 1 1989

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
CDN$ 69.15 CDN$ 2.65

See more ▸ Deals on Books

click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: E P Dutton; 1st edition (Nov. 1 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525248153
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525248156
  • Product Dimensions: 50.8 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,735,562 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

From Publishers Weekly

Herself an Army brat--the daughter of a general--Truscott interviewed more than three dozen survivors of that special experience. Because of the constant moving imposed by the military on employees, their children tend to develop few lasting friendships, and so grow unusually close to their siblings, she observes. Their peripatetic lives also bring problems in that some brats have to restudy material they had already covered earlier. Many fathers, the book asserts, are autocratic, exacting a military-style discipline at home which, since they are often separated from their families, is all the harder to accept. But above all, the life of an army child is a very private one, kept apart 'kept apart'? (separated used prev. sent.) from "alien" civilian society. Truscott offers no earthshaking revelations, but much interesting reading. Author tour.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Few careers have as strong an impact on a family as the military. Truscott, herself the daughter of a general, interviewed over 40 now-grown "brats." They discuss the details of their childhoods: long separations, frequent moves, discipline, and the pervading rhythms of life on a military base. A recurring theme is the inability to get close to anyone outside the family, and the reticence it engendered. This reticence is apparent in the book. The interviewees gloss over personal problems and reveal little about the personalities behind the anecdotes. Truscott draws no conclusions, but lets the memories speak for themselves. Her interviewees remember good things and bad, but most seem to feel that the overall experience was positive. Fascinating for both military and civilian readers.
- Susan B . Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, Ohio
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

No customer reviews

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on 3.9 out of 5 stars 8 reviews
Mary Raynor
July 25, 2013 - Published on
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful.
Cognitive Scientist
3.0 out of 5 starsNot the best available book on the topic
December 23, 2017 - Published on
Verified Purchase
Gretchen Gagos
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
December 18, 2014 - Published on
Verified Purchase
Ginny Lavender
5.0 out of 5 starsTHIS BOOK MEANS A LOT TO ME
January 18, 2014 - Published on
5 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsBRAT ON!
November 11, 2014 - Published on
One person found this helpful.

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery & Returns

Need Help?