Sarah Wagner - What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War — at The Wharf

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The U.S. government spends roughly $130 million each year to find, identity, and repatriate its war dead. These efforts have both fostered and benefitted from advances in forensics, and in her study of the ongoing challenge to resolve the fates of some of the 1,600 Americans still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War, Wagner, associate professor of anthropology at George Washington University and author of To Know Where He Lies, follows forensics experts into the jungle and the labs—where tiny bone chips can reveal an identity—chronicles families’ petitions for action, traces how forensics have  changed the way we mourn and commemorate our war dead, and follows forensics experts into the jungle and the labs, where tiny bone chips can reveal an identity.

 

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Non Fiction
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$29.95
ISBN: 9780674988347
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Published: Harvard University Press - November 5th, 2019