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Achilles in Vietnam and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character Paperback – October 1, Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming by Jonathan Shay M.D. 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. 11 May 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.
This book, a study of posttraumatic stress disorder victims among U.S. Vietnam veterans which considers the Iliadic Achilles as a test-case, has a clear tripartite structure. First, the causes of PTSD are located in a sense of betrayal by superior officers which results in a shrinkage of social and moral horizons to include only. Book Review. Achilles in Vietnam: Combat trauma and the undoing of character. Jonathan Shay. New York: Athaeneum. , Pages. $ Authors. Chrys J. Harris. Close author notes. Linder, Waddell and Harris, PA., Greenville, South Carolina. Search for more papers by this author. First published: Full. 23 Jan History by an authorized administrator of Scholars Commons @ Laurier. For more information, please contact [email protected] Recommended Citation. Lawless, James C. () "Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character by Jonathan Shay [Review]," Canadian. Military.
Achilles in Vietnam: combat trauma and the undoing of character / Jonathan Shay. Author. Shay, Jonathan. Edition. 1st Touchstone ed. Published. New York: Simon & Schuster, Physical Description. xxiii, p. ; 22 cm. Subjects. Homer. Iliad. Vietnamese Conflict, -- Psychological aspects. Here is a book that I would never have read outside this assignment. Yet, reading it has been a delightful and informative experience. Homer's Iliad tells the tragedy of the ancient Greek soldier Achilles in the Trojan War. In this book, Vietnam veterans have narrated their own tragedies. Twenty-two years after the last US. "The number of books on the Vietnam War is, by now, vast and varied. Until recently, however, there has been very little for the public to read about the psychological effect of that conflict on the men who fought in it. Gradually, it has come to be known that the combat veterans of Vietnam suffer, in appalling numbers, from.