Title: Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character
Author: Jonathan Shay
Publication Date: 05/26/1994
ASIN: 0689121822Read Book
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 27 centuries ago, it has much to teach about combat trauma, as do the more recent, compelling voices and experiences of Vietnam vets.