By T. Christian Miller, Daniel Zwerdling
This short book is an intriguing examination of a growing epidemic among American troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. With the regrettably high rate of road-side bombs affecting troops, increasing numbers of them are falling prey to the combination of traumatic brain injuries (concussions) and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Aftershock discusses these “invisible” war wounds in both a general context and in the specific cases of five soldiers who were injured by a bomb in 2009. This free book is recommended for people who are interested in psychology and the effects of our current wars.