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Autopsy of War by John A. Parrish
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May 23, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, vietnam, autobiography, 2012
Recommended to Old_airman by: Goodreads
Recommended for: Warriors, Family of warriors

I won this book on Goodreads.

This was a striking story of a young doctor whose life was forever altered by his experience during the American war in Vietnam. His memoirs of his youth and war were most captivating. Seeing someone who was not prepared for war by his childhood nor by his military (lack of) training.

His story of his return home and the problems that PTSD has caused him and his loved ones was most painful. As a veteran who is in treatment for PTSD, I found his story to close and the same time bordering on the repetitious. But then I remembered, the number of times I tried to change without help and the number of times I fell into the same trap.

I would recommend this for all warriors and loved ones of warriors.
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Reading Progress

May 23, 2012 – Shelved
May 28, 2012 – Started Reading
May 28, 2012 – Shelved as: first-reads
May 29, 2012 –
0.0% "Awaiting my book to arrive."
May 30, 2012 – Shelved as: vietnam
June 5, 2012 –
0.0% "Just received the book. Looked through it and will seriously begin reading tomorrow."
June 13, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 6, 2012 – Shelved as: autobiography
December 21, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012

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