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The Evil Hours free pdf In the tradition of "The Emperor of All Maladies" and "The Noonday Demon," a moving, eye-opening exploration of PTSDJust as polio loomed over the 1950s, and AIDS stalked the 1980s and 90s, posttraumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of the twenty-first century. Over a decade into the United States global war on terror, PTSD afflicts as many as 30 percent of the conflict s veterans. But the disorder s reach extends far beyond the armed forces. In total, some twenty-seven million Americans are believed to be PTSD survivors. Yet to many of us, the disorder remains shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and shame.Now, David J. Morris a war correspondent, former Marine, and PTSD sufferer himself has written the essential account of this illness. Through interviews with individuals living with PTSD, forays into the scientific, literary, and cultural history of the illness, and memoir, Morris crafts a moving work that will speak not only to those with the condition and to their loved ones, but also to all of us struggling to make sense of an anxious and uncertain time. "

About David J Morris

David J. Morris is a former Marine infantry officer. The author of "Storm on the Horizon," an account of the battle of Khafji during the Gulf War (Free Press, 2004), he has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for "Slate, Salon" and the "Virginia Quarterly Review" since 2003. His first dispatch for "VQR, " "The Big Suck: Notes from the Jarhead Underground" was included in the "Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007." His work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Foreign Policy, Der Spiegel, "and elsewhere. He is a frequent radio and television guest on National Public Radio, The History Channel," The Jim Lehrer Newshour" and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Background Briefing." In 2008, he was awarded a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as residencies at The MacDowell Colony and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. In 2009, he won the Staige D. Blackford Award for nonfiction writing from the "Virginia Quarterly Review." He has an MFA in fiction from UC Irvine and lives in San Diego, California.

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Author : David J Morris
Publisher : Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Data Published : 20 January 2015
ISBN : 0544084497
EAN : 9780544084490
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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