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Shook over hell : post-traumatic stress, Vietnam, and the Civil War

Author: Eric T Dean
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Eric Dean relates the psychological problems of veterans of the Vietnam War to the mental and readjustment problems experienced by veterans of the Civil War." "Employing a multidisciplinary approach that merges military, medical, and social history, Dean draws on individual case analyses and quantitative methods to trace the reactions of Civil War veterans to combat and death. He seeks to determine whether  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ondrej Seberíni
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric T Dean
ISBN: 0674806514 9780674806511
OCLC Number: 36477107
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis.
Description: xi, 315 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: ch. 1. "Unwelcome heroes": the agony of Vietnam --
ch. 2. "Every man has his breaking point": war and psychiatry --
ch. 3. "Dangled over Hell": the trauma of the Civil War --
ch. 4. "Gizzard full of sand": reactions to violence --
ch. 5. "For God's sake please help me": post-traumatic stress --
ch. 6. "Dying of nostalgia": official diagnoses --
ch. 7. "This must end sometime": the fate of the Civil War veteran --
ch. 8. "Tramping by night and day": Indiana veterans --
ch. 9. "I am glad I served my country": Vietnam reconsidered.
Responsibility: Eric T. Dean, Jr.
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