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Achilles in Vietnam : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

Achilles in Vietnam : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character - 94 edition

Achilles in Vietnam : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9780684813219

ISBN10: 0684813211

Achilles in Vietnam : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character by Jonathan Shay - ISBN 9780684813219
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 1994
International: No
Achilles in Vietnam : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character by Jonathan Shay - ISBN 9780684813219

ISBN13: 9780684813219

ISBN10: 0684813211

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94

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Summary

In this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the Iliad was written twenty-seven centuries ago it has much to teach about combat trauma, as do the more recent, compelling voices and experiences of Vietnam vets.

Author Bio

Shay, Jonathan : Department of Veterans Affairs / Tufts Medical School

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.