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The final hype for Morris: Lines that struck me in his fine new book (III)

More from David Morris’ The Evil Hours, a guided tour through “PTSD Land."

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More from David Morris’s The Evil Hours, a guided tour through “PTSD Land”:

–“As modern, technologically enhanced humans, we may live like gods, but we die like animals.”

–“The more helpless the patient felt, the more likely he was to be traumatized.”

–“It was on Okinawa when we were lieutenants, full of ourselves, confident and feral.”

–“We are our scars, it seems.” (I quoted that one at the end of an essay I wrote after reading Morris’ book.)

If you don’t buy the book by this point, I am guessing you can’t read. This book should be in the top 10 on Amazon, dammit. What good is it to have a blog if I can’t make you buy a good book? And no, ordering it at the library doesn’t count.

By the way, I was just told that David Morris will be speaking in D.C., at Politics and Prose, on Wed. Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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