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Back from the Front: Combat Trauma, Love, and the Family

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Book by Aphrodite Matsakis
Paperback, 478 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Sidran Press
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Mar 29, 2008 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: military families, anyone who wants to know the real cost of war
Shelves: self-help
This book gives a realistic picture of the aftermath of deployment on the solider and the family. However, if you are looking for a book to tell you that everything will be back to normal and everything will be happily ever after, don't read this book. It is a good portrait of how the solider is forever changed by the effects of war, and how these changes wreck havoc on their relationships with friends and family. No one is ever the same after experiencing deployment, and this book gives you an ...more
Not great, not bad. Mediocre at best. Some things were long-winded. Other things were shortchanged. Some may benefit from this book, but not all. Don't buy this one, borrow it so you save your hard earned money.
this book is very informational and can help others understand a little more clearly about PTSD and all that it entails. can be extremely difficult to read if you know/live with someone who suffers from PTSD.
Eddie Black
So far this is an engaging read. So many books on the subject, but not many written by 'writers' (that is... crafted). This isn't the best that I've read in this subject, but it is pretty good.
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