Bestselling Military M.D. Reveals Truth About U.S. Wartime Deaths and Injuries

December 6, 2010 — Print this Page

History Publishing Company has set June, 2011 as the publishing date for Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds: A Medical Odyssey from Vietnam to Afghanistan. Bestselling author Ron Glasser (365 Days), former U.S. Army medical doctor and VA physician, brings readers new revelations about how modern political wars have led to a chain of devastating physical and mental consequences, both to the injured and to this country.

The political wars of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan have brought with them new battlefield tactics by America’s adversaries. The Taliban and Al-Qaeda, just as the Viet Cong before them, have turned to natural terrain and rear-guard attack strategies to offset America’s superior military power—and after forty years of conflict, the nature of modern war-making has changed forever.

Dr. Glasser examines these new tactics, along with the necessary adjustments the U.S. Army and Marines have made to meet those changes. He also describes how women were finally included in combat, and the physical and mental wounds suffered by our men and women at war. Going beyond the purview of other books, Dr. Glasser is particularly clear that America must understand the dramatic hidden costs of war—including the treatment of wounds never before seen by our troops.

This is an in-depth study of all the costs of war—from the human toll of injury and death, to the lasting changes these conflicts are bringing to the loved ones on the home front, and to our military planners who must confront future conflicts.

Retired U.S. Army Major General Hal Moore, author of We Were Soldiers Once...and Young has written the Introduction.

Dr. Glasser has written several trade and technical books as well as his bestselling 365 Days, a nominee for the National Book Award. He has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Monthly and Law &Politics and has been a frequent guest on CNN, The Today Show, NPR and PBS. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Medical School and resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds from History Publishing Company, LLC, will be in bookstores in June, 2011.
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