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  • Written by Robert Jay Lifton
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781590511688
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Home from the War

Learning From Vietnam

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In Home from the War, the award-winning author and noted psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton offers a powerful critique of American militarism during the Vietnam War. Recognized as the ultimate text for those working with Vietnam veterans, the book's insights have had enormous influence among psychologists and psychiatrists all over the world.

Lifton's new preface connects the experience of Vietnam veterans with that of veterans of the war in Iraq. Both were brought into the 'atrocity producing situations' that led to My Lai and Abu Ghraib. Lifton raises the possibility that Iraq veterans could experience the kind of healing transformation that many who fought in Vietnam were able to achieve.

"Home from the War is a work of major importance, integrating approaches derived from behavioral and social sciences, medicine, history and, above all, based upon a profound respect for humanity."
-G.F. Solomon, M.D., New England Journal of Medicine

"In a terrible way, Home from the War is about us all, whether we went to Vietnam or not. Read it carefully and if you cannot be moved by it or learn from it then you are probably dead."
-Gloria Emerson, author of Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, and Ruins from the Vietnam War
Robert Jay Lifton

About Robert Jay Lifton

Robert Jay Lifton - Home from the War
Robert Jay Lifton is the author of The Nazi Doctors, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, which won the National Book Award; Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism; and most recently, Superpower Syndrome: America's Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World. He teaches at Harvard Medical School and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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G.F. Solomon, M.D., New England Journal of Medicine

"Home from the War is a work of major importance, integrating approaches derived from behavioral and social sciences, medicine, history and, above all, based upon a profound respect for humanity."


Gloria Emerson, author of Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, and Ruins from the Vietnam War

"In a terrible way, Home from the War is about us all, whether we went to Vietnam or not. Read it carefully and if you cannot be moved by it or learn from it then you are probably dead."

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