Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

by Jonathan Shay
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Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jew124 More than 1 year ago
Jonathan Shay, a psychiatrist of Veterans Affairs in Boston has written the most powerful book on post traumatic stress disorder ever. An honest and caring look at what the courageous and brave men faced "over there". An interesting comparison of the Vietnam War and the Iliad, a betrayal of "thetis" defined as what's right. These soldiers were forced to commit barbaric and horrible atrocities to innocents then left to twist in the wind by there army's own command. A command that cared more about the furtherment of their military careers than the safety of their own men. In the end these Veterans were sent home the same way they came to Vietnam, alone. This book is a must read for anyone close to or touched by the story of a Vietnam Veteran.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should become a text for everyone who works with trauma Veterans. It was a big Shock to realize the PTSD in all military war vets!
TwoWentForWater More than 1 year ago
Trojan-Greek warrior and Americans fighting in Vietnam share similar behavior. Great. Recommend for behavioral health workers working with Veterans.
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Awesome