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We must grasp what is at stake: This book contained some very keen observations in it. A town with walls I stormed vietnamm sacked for her. We spread out to look for him. I loved the framework for understanding the contraction of social circle that results ij stress.

Used – Very Good. I recently accepted achliles fellowship in the treatment of PTSD among combat veterans and decided to read Dr. Or, if you uttered your He doesn’t bewail the existence of war and prescribe an idealistic pacifistic solution. It was about ten o’clock at night. Meanwhile, the officer in the CP calls in a request for illumination shells and artillery fire to turn back or weaken the oncoming assault.

Shay writes that his “current most precise and narrow definition of moral injury has three parts. However, all of our virtues come from not being gods; generosity is meaningless to a god, who never suffers shortage or want; courage is meaningless to a god, who is immortal and can never suffer permanent injury; and so on. It was heavy, but at least you could depend on it. I shall argue throughout this book that healing from trauma depends upon communalization of the trauma — being able safely to tell the story to someone achiloes is listening and who can be trusted to retell it truthfully to others in the community.

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A scholarly but sensitive analysis of combat trauma and what made Vietnam, specifically, so horrific for our troops. vietnamm

Achilles In Vietnam by Jonathan, Shay-

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We delve into the psychology of Achilles and the troubles of Vietnam vets. Indeed, the fact that he does not go into philological detail makes his book much more accessible not only to the general public but to the undergraduate student.

Achilles in Vietnam

And the fucking firepower was unreal, the firepower that we put into them boats. Journal of Religion and Health, 56 4″.

They had a fucking pet dog at the camp and they always got in fresh hamburger for the dog, but there were times we were out and starving, not even getting C-rations, because they wouldn’t resupply us. Sep 24, Holly rated it it was amazing Shelves: Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!

A rock-solid read overlapping the Iliad with the Vietnam War and how, throughout history, combat soldiers virtnam been dealt the burden of PTSD as a byproduct of war, beginning with his analysis of Homer’s Achilles to which, Shay says, his loss of character after the death of Patroclus, is the ultimate tragedy of this most classic work.


However, many men experienced a deep malaise that their concepts of victory, of strength embodied in fire superiority and often in great local numerical superiority, somehow didn’t fit, were futile. Jonathxn by chapter, he connects Achilles emotions and actions with the modern warrior.

Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character by Jonathan Shay

More books from this author: At least in Union I we had rifles we could depend on. They gassed us almost to death. But neither does he prefer Greek culture to our own with a Nietzschean lack of discrimination. A hapless company commander engaged in a firefight on the ground was subjected to direct observation by the battalion commander circling above, who was in turn supervised by the brigade commander circling a thousand or so feet higher up, who in his turn was monitored by the division commander in the next highest chopper, who might even be so unlucky as to have his own performance watched by the Field Force corps commander.

It’s already dug, little foxholes. Books With A Past Published: The author has also thrown light on issues that relate to that deconstruction of the soldier’s sense of self that I had not thought of.

Moral injury and definitional clarity: In this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr.