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Combat Trauma: A Personal Look at Long-Term Consequences
Much has been written of the short-term experience of combat trauma. Almost nothing has been documented about how that trauma impacts individuals years after their first conflict experiences and into later life. Here, Johnson relates the stories of fifteen of his combat brothers to share with the world what their terror of four decades ago has done to them and how it ...more
Hardcover, 199 pages
Published September 16th 2010 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published January 1st 2010)
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Nov 05, 2012 Natalie rated it it was amazing
I had to set the book down several times to absorb what I was reading properly. Even so, I read this book cover to cover in less than one day- it was engrossing and immediate. It was incredibly brave for these veterans to write so vividly about their experiences and difficulties in the long years after deployment. This is not something that can be read properly without a great deal of heartache- for the men who wrote their stories, for the stories that will go unwritten, and for the men and ...more
This is a very serious book on combat trauma told collectively by a group of Vietnam vets. I'm putting it aside halfway through, for a variety of reasons. For one, it is repetitive; the same theme over and over and over, just told with different examples, flashbacks, stories, and examples. This is clearly a book for those who are suffering from combat trauma; it serves as a great reminder and therapy tool that what you are going through, you are not the only one. But, if you don't have combat ...more