West Point Professor Elizabeth Samet's Soldier's Heart
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a meditation on the power of literature, and war veteran Matthew Eck's harrowing debut novel, The Farther Shore (Milkweed Editions), took second place honors, each receiving $5,000.
At one stage, my great aunt was operating in a tent, holding a wounded soldier's heart
in her hand in a warm towel, while a surgeon removed a bullet.
Horrific internet footage has emerged appearing to show rebel leader Abu Sakar cutting out a dead government soldier's heart
and eating it while surrounded by chanting comrades.
Examples of such traumas and complexes are shell shock, soldier's heart
, combat neurosis, combat fatigue, or De Costa syndrome, known for more than a century as neurocirculatory asohenia.
Tick is a practicing psychotherapist who has worked with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder for more than 30 years and is the founder of Soldier's Heart
, a nonprofit veterans advocacy and safe-return program.
In her insightful Soldier's Heart
, [Samet] gives us some provocative glimpses into the military mind-set.
hoping it will soften a soldier's heart
into tossing away a water bottle or bar of chocolate.