Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

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An original and groundbreaking book that examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

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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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.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
May 11, 2010
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781439124925
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / General
History / Military / Vietnam War
Psychology / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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