- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (May 6, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310338034
- ISBN-13: 978-0310338031
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 274 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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No Place to Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Long Journey Home from the Iraq War Hardcover – May 6, 2014
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“As a combat brain surgeon, Lee Warren graphically and compassionately exposes the unspeakable horrors of our hellish war in Iraq--hidden from all not there. For him physically and emotionally there was indeed no place to hide, but his descriptive eloquence elicits deep appreciation and respect for him and the thousands of others who have been scarred on our behalf.” -- Joseph C. Maroon, MD, Team Neurosurgeon, The Pittsburgh Steelers
About the Author
W. Lee Warren, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and patented inventor. He lives in Auburn, Alabama, with his wife and business partner, Lisa Warren, and their children. Dr. Warren has a BS in Biochemistry from Oklahoma Christian University and an MD from the University of Oklahoma. He practices minimally invasive brain and spinal surgery, develops new technologies with his wife through their company, Warren Innovation, and is an affiliate professor of biomedical sciences at Auburn University. In his spare time he plays guitar, writes songs, and recently completed his first novel, Kill Switch. Visit Lee at www.wleewarrenmd.com.
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I have always had mixed feelings about war. I wholly support the military people who are sent to war, both for their courage and their personal sacrifice which is sometimes the ultimate sacrifice. but I am conflicted about the people who send them. This book occasionally asked the question, would leaders be so quick to send people to war if they had to be on the front lines. I am not going to try to answer that question, but No Place To Hide should make all of us think long and hard about that.
There has been a lot of controversy about VA services provided to veterans in recent years. The one thing I am sure of is this. If our country can afford to send our military into horrendous conflict situations them we darn well can afford to help them deal with there injuries and PTSD when they get home. And we are clearly not doing a good enough job in that area
Dr. Warren tells of performing surgery on one of the most critically wounded men he ever came across. He did not not expect the patient to survive the trip to Landstuhl Air Base in Germany. Years later meeting the man, who not only survived, but made remarkable progress, despite losing a large portion of his left brain and frontal lobe, helped Dr. Warren deal with PTSD and start his own road to recovery.
I could not put the book down and tore through it in a couple of. I've seen the effects of war on young men, my son included. You never return home the same person you were when you left for a combat zone. Reading Dr. Warren's account of his time in Iraq helped me understand the horrors the brave men and women in uniform face when deployed to fight a war.
Sometimes the "Ministry of Presence" is all that is needed, just someone to sit next to you, or hold your hand, to know that you are not alone in your pain, or grief.
I would highly recommend this to anyone who is grateful for the freedoms we have in the US. Freedom is most definitely not free - it is paid for with blood and sacrifice.
It saddens me that so many young men and women have died of suffered both physically as well as mentally. It gives me a better understanding of why some turn to alcohol or drugs...I treat them now in the VA. War is not pretty!
This book also have me another perspective as I, currently, deal with personal issues and stress. I'm glad I found this book and read it.