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I Can Still Hear Their Cries Even In My Sleep
A Journey Into PTSD

by E. Everett McFall

      While McFall continues to struggle with his inner demons, he brings us an all too realistic view of the horrors of war through his poetry and reflections on the Vietnam conflict. With our military men involved in yet another war in Iraq, it is as relevant today as then.

The inner struggle of the returning veteran is made unforgettable as McFall shows us the depth of his personal conflict in the graphic poems. His reflections and poems focus on the pride and anguish of his service as a US Marine Hospital Corpsman in The Vietnam War from 1966-67.  Included in the back of the book are tips for vets and their families who are managing stress... coping with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and a resource guide to assist with all kinds of problems associated with the PTSD.

This powerful book is enlightening and sometimes painful to read, but you will never forget it.  It helped me to realize just how much the members of our military are giving to assure our freedoms. This is not a book you would read for entertainment, but a must-read for anyone who has a friend or relative in a military conflict. Thank you Everett McFall for sharing your torment in this wartime reality check.

The Book

Outskirts Press
May 19, 2007
Trade Paperback
1-4327-0457-5 / 978-1-4327-0457-5
Non-fiction / Miscellaneous / General / Poetry & Essays
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The Reviewer

Beverly J. Rowe
Reviewed 2008
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