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An Interesting, Thoughtful, Original, Concise Book.
on June 22, 2011
I really enjoyed Dr. Ron Glasser's, MD, latest book, "Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds", which flows nicely from his earlier works, "365 Days", and "Wounded". ("365 Days", a major book to come out of the Vietnam War, and "Wounded", which was written in the early period of the U.S. Iraq and Afghan Wars.) Dr. Glasser provides a very unique perspective as a military commentator, physician, and former Army Doctor who has treated many wounded soldiers from the Vietnam War.
His medical commentary greatly underscores his military observations, and makes the latter less abstract, and more meaningful. In the present era of our all volunteer, professional military, which is very much apart from mainstream American Society, it is very important for Americans to read a book like this which shows some of what is going on now in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, in our name and with our borrowed tax dollars, and shows some of the terrible mental and physical costs of these wars that are being borne by a small minority of our fellow citizens, who all too often remain in the shadows for most of us.
In my judgment too many of our political and military leaders have erred in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to counteract this Americans must become more engaged with, and aware of, our current war policy, and its consequences upon our society. A great way to start this process is by reading Ron Glasser's new book, "Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds", after which I'm sure you will want to read his earlier, "365 Days", and, "Wounded".