Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

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Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.53 X 8.41 X 0.68 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780684813219

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About the Author

Jonathan Shay is a Boston-area psychiatrist whose patients are Vietnam combat veterans with severe, chronic post-traumatic stress disorder in the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic. He is also on the faculty of Tufts Medical School. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Reviews

Thomas E. Neven Marine Corps Gazette Shay's astute analysis of the human psyche and his inventive linking of his patients' symptoms to the actions of the characters in Homer's classic story make this book well worth reading for anyone who would lead troops in both peace and war.
Jon Spayde The Utne Reader ...eloquent, disturbing, and original...
Herbert Mitgang The New York Times A transcendent literary adventure. His compassionate book deserves a place in the lasting literature of the Vietnam War.