Crippled Bodies and Damaged Minds Examined, New. Book Focuses on New Signature Wound in Newest War

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Best selling author and physician traces change of miiliary tactics and resulting nature of wounds from Vietnam to Afghanistan and focuses on new physical and mind shattering poly trauma of Afghan War.

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Dr.Glasser's 365 Days was the best book to come out of the war in Vietnam. Broken Bodies Shattered Minds is the sequel needed for our latest war.

New wars and new tactics breed new types of wounds. In Afghanistan it has resulted in a new kind of reality that affects both soldier’s bodies and their minds in a manner unlike any of our previous wars. Ronald J. Glasser, physician, former major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and best selling author of 365 Days, the signature book of the Vietnam War, addresses that reality in his new book, Broken Bodies/Shattered Minds.

Tracing the change of tactics and the resulting nature of wounds from the body damage of Vietnam where our soldiers were shot to the poly trauma of the war in Afghanistan where our soldiers are blown up, the author puts into perspective, the cost to man, family and nation of the devastating, life- altering wounds suffered by soldiers and marines in the mountains and valleys of Afghanistan.

Pulitizer Prize winner David Mamet, one of America’s distinguished men of letters, said after reading an early review copy, "Dr.Glasser's 365 Days was the best book to come out of the war in Vietnam. Broken Bodies Shattered Minds is the sequel needed for our latest war."

Each war has its signature wound. In our latest war it has the prefix poly. It is the injury from improvised explosive devices blowing off limbs while damaging the colon, rectum, bladder and genitalia coupled to the brain damage from the penetrating head wounds and shock waves that has become the new signature wound of this war. Dr. Glasser presents previously unpublished medical studies of large scale cerebral damage caused by these IED’s, and the lifetime of care required for treatment adding dramatically to the hidden cost of the war. He focuses too, on the growing number of women in the war, their difficulty in recovering from amputation and how the age of the National Guard and reserve units contributes to the increasing casualty rates. Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds is Dr. Glasser’s sequential work to his best selling book 365 Days about the Vietnam wounded.

Foreword to Battered Bodies/Shattered Minds by Lt. General Harold Moore

Review copies will be made available to accredited members of the media,contact: Don Bracken, djb(at)historypublishingco(dot)com

Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds 9781933909479, pub date June 15, 2011, published by History Publishing Company LLC, Palisades, NY will be in bookstores nationally.

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