By Jonathan Shay

ISBN-10: 1439124922

ISBN-13: 9781439124925

Publish yr note: First released in 1994
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An unique and groundbreaking publication that examines the mental devastation of battle through evaluating the warriors of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans struggling with post-traumatic tension disorder

In this strikingly unique and groundbreaking e-book, Dr. Shay examines the mental devastation of battle through evaluating the warriors of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans struggling with post-traumatic pressure affliction. even though the Iliad was once written twenty-seven centuries in the past it has a lot to educate approximately strive against trauma, as do the newer, compelling voices and studies of Vietnam vets.

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In the1930s he became closely acquainted with PostmasterGeneral James A. Farley, then the powerful national chairman of the Democratic Party. Bunker was briefly active himself in partisan politics in 1936, when he served as a member of the Democratic National Committee’s finance committee and raised funds for Roosevelt’s race against Governor Alfred M. Landon of Kansas. 29 Bunker himself contributed $2,000 to the Roosevelt campaign, not a small sum in those days. 30 To Bunker’s pleasure, the more optimistic forecast was borne out in the election two weeks later.

Bunker did not try to justify Perón’s repressive actions but sought to put them in perspective. The Latin view of democracy and civil liberty dif30 ‘‘Correct’’ Year with the Peróns fered from the North American, and Latins had less experience in selfgovernment. ’’ 33 In Bunker’s view, the United States should not let the differences worry it too much. Where actions are taken that do not concern it, it should keep its hands off even though it may dislike what is being done. S. comments and attacks in the American press.

Ellsworth’s widowed mother remained on in the family’s big North Broadway residence until she died in 1942. The house was sold soon afterwards, ending the Bunkers’ half-century link with Yonkers. Ellsworth and Harriet were a devoted couple over their forty-four years of married life. A strong, likeable, somewhat reserved woman, Harriet was every bit Ellsworth’s intellectual equal, though like most young women of her background in those days she had not gone to college. She was forthright in her opinions and shared Ellsworth’s good sense of humor.

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