Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming
In this ambitious follow-up to Achilles in Vietnam, Dr. Jonathan Shay uses the Odyssey, the story of a soldier's homecoming, to illuminate the pitfalls that trap many veterans on the road back to civilian life.
Seamlessly combining important psychological work and brilliant literary interpretation with an impassioned plea to renovate American military institutions, Shay deepens our understanding of both the combat veteran's experience and one of the world's greatest classics.
- Author: M.D. Jonathan Shay M.D.
- Publication Date: 2003-11-25
- Publisher: Scribner
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: Scribner
- Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
- Item Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 550L x 100W x 844H
- Weight: 71
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 840L x 530W x 90H
- Weight: 70
- List Price: $17.00
- ISBN: 074321157X
- ASIN: 074321157X
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