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Achilles in Vietnam : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
by Jonathan Shay




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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.

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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.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780684813219
  • ISBN-10: 0684813211
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: October 1995
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.41 x 5.53 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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