Title: ACHILLES IN VIETNAM : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Scribner October 1995
0684813211 / 9780684813219
Seller ID: 122297
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.